how to get push messages on iphone gmail

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vivithemage, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. vivithemage macrumors 6502a

    vivithemage

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    I love IMAP gmail, tried exchange gmail, and it was a hog .. I get lots of emails.

    Is it possible, besides using something like pushmail (app), to get gmail to push notifications ONLY to my phone, that I have a new email?
     
  2. LeahM macrumors 6502a

    LeahM

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    Why not just set it up to go straight to your inbox on your phone?
     
  3. vivithemage thread starter macrumors 6502a

    vivithemage

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    It does, but I am not on my phone 24/7, so I want it to pop up to alert me that I just got an email.

    I also do not want to run fetch, that would be worse battery life then exchange/push directly.
     
  4. Arminator macrumors member

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    afaik there is no other way than those costy apps.
    Also, if you have IM+ Messenger, theres also a notificationsystem for gmail implied.
    Otherwise you can try some pushapps.
    I would rather invest into a reliable exchange account or into mobileme. Im mailaddicted, and those apps werent realiable enough for me. Mobileme is just great, mails allways come in instantly, AND theyre already loaded when i open the mailapp.
     
  5. vivithemage thread starter macrumors 6502a

    vivithemage

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    pushmail app works, I just was wondering if there was something better out, apparently not, LOL.
     

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