Email push or fetch ??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Onthelo, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Onthelo macrumors regular

    Onthelo

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    Hey guys coming over from my dreaded blackberry.. i use to get email notifications all the time when new mail came in.. on the iphone what settings should i be using for my gmail and aol.. fetch or push ? ? any additional details.. thanks so much!
     
  2. oakie macrumors 6502

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    push.

    and set up gmail using exchange and google sync settings instead of the built-in gmail shortcut solution. it'll provide you with real, honest to goodness pushed email instead of IMAP.
     
  3. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

    iStudentUK

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    ^ Second that.

    I was stuck with Hotmail POP3 for a while (horrid!). Changed to Gmail exchange/push and it is great. Easy to get up too.
     
  4. TheOriginalKi macrumors 6502

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    You do know that Hotmail provides Exchange Activesync also? I use it. 100% instant!
     
  5. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but it doesn't work on computers, only mobile devices right?

    My biggest problem with Hotmail was having to open every message twice, one on my Mac once on my iPhone. I hated that, so I opened a Gmail account!
     
  6. Onthelo thread starter macrumors regular

    Onthelo

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    Gmail sounds good any extra tips for the aol.? Just set to push and I should receive notifications.. Tia
     
  7. prairieboy macrumors newbie

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    With Gmail and setting up via exchange, how do you specify a different FROM email address than the actual Gmail account address. I use my gmail account to foward my work emails, but I want to reply using my work address rather than my gmail address.
     
  8. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    First, you have to have both accounts set up on your phone.
    When replying or sending, just tap "from" and select the account that you want to use, I do it all the time.

    EDIT:
    Oops, I don't use Exchange, so I'm not sure that will work. Try it.
     
  9. TheOriginalKi macrumors 6502

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    I never thought of that as I check my hotmail via a browser when not on my mobile. :)
     
  10. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Mac Mail doesn't let you set up Gmail as Exchange, which is why my desktop email is always lagging behind my iPhone.
     
  11. xyz1534 macrumors regular

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    That's how it works with Exchange...
     

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