hotmail now has "push" email?

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  1. gMacbookPro macrumors member

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    I have .mac mail, my work exchange and gmail.

    Only the .mac acct and exchanger server are pushed.
    Gmail still in fetch mode.

    I set up my friend's iphone with the hotmail and I see they have push instead of "fetch" like before.
    :confused:
     
  2. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    setup your gmail as an exchange account and it will be push
     
  3. gMacbookPro thread starter macrumors member

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    really? i didnt know that!
     
  4. spidertaker23 macrumors regular

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    If you setup gmail as exchange tho it will have these failures:

    If you delete mail from your iPhone it will archive it (there is no option to turn this off like in IMAP/Fetch)

    If you sync you contacts via gmail exchange it will turn your pictures into thumbnail sized terrible quality pictures.

    Both of these issues have existed for 2 years and google has yet to fix them.
     
  5. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    To answer this question: Hotmail added support for EAS (Exchange ActiveSync). This is the same EAS that is used when you setup an Exchange account on the iPhone. So now by default the iPhone will connect to Hotmail using EAS which does support push, contact sync, and so on.

    I'm still annoyed that Hotmail doesn't support IMAP or Exchange for desktop users though.
     
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Just to note, they added support for Exchange to Windows Live Hotmail in August 2010.
     
  7. gMacbookPro thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm, interesting...
    i can see yahoo mail also has push email now.
    :apple:
     
  8. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    Hotmail has supported activesync (push email) for about a year. It's not new.

    Edit: IIRC, yahoo has had push email since the very first iPhone (1997). It wasn't well-publicized, though, and the reliability left a lot to be desired.

    Edit edit: See here for a list of what supports push email (needs to be updated for iCloud, though): http://guides.macrumors.com/iOS_Email_Recommendations#Mail_access_methods
     
  9. duke49er macrumors member

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    You're saying the iPhone was first released in 1997? Where was I?
     
  10. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations, you noticed the brain fart. :p
     
  11. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    No, they have real push email (no double quotes). :p
     
  12. Kayan macrumors 6502

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    Actually, this is not true. This really turned me off of having Gmail as an Exchange account, but I did some searching around and there are many tutorials that teach you how to go to google's settings website and make it so that when you hit delete, it will delete the email, not archive it. Works perfectly too, use it all the time.
     

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