I need my iphone e-mail to behave like Blackberry

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ehsan, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. ehsan macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2008
    I upgraded from Black Berry to iphone 3G. what a mistake. My life is
    around getting my e-mails instantly. I tried every trics to get e-mail
    notification at all time I was not able to make it behave like
    blackberry or SMS in iphone. Technical support of my service provider
    suggested to open g-mail acount, assuming g-mail push faster than
    yahoo, but still i do not get notification unless i am on the phone or
    internet. i get my messages when i turn the dumn thing on. I tried
    mobileme free trial hopitng it would give me the option to notify me
    as soon as there is an e-mail for me, that did not help me either. How
    do i make my sexy looking but cold behaving phone to alert me when as
    soon as i get mail. I hope you do not tell me to change the option of
    lock to never autolock. any hope?

  2. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    If your email server uses push (Gmail doesn't) then it shouldn't be an issue. Make sure you have the email settings set to push and not fetch.

    I connect to an exchange server with activesync setup and I get the email on my iPhone before I get it on my computer usually.
  3. ribenaberrie macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    What kind of email account were you using with your blackberry?

    Gmail doesn't offer push so won't work if you want your emails instantly.

    I had a blackberry and was using my company BES to get my emails. When I changed to my iPhone I just changed my settings to get my emails through Exchange using activesynch. Works exactly the same as my blackberry and I get my emails instantly.
  4. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    I get instant email via MobileMe. Check settings.
  5. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    What do you do that requires such instant access to emails? I do think it's nice to have the option to get emails instantly. I split my emails between .mac and .gmail addresses. One is instant and the other is set to 30 minutes.

    Really, what's the real difference? Unless you're a heart surgeon, time management might be the better solution. :p
  6. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    The Blackberry is the business person's Twitter. It's AIM4MBAs. The corprobots have grown so accustomed to having instant email, they think they NEED it. The entire Blackberry network is swarming with messages from middle management suckups mired in meaningless interoffice political claptrap.

    Here are some typical BB emails...

    Tom: Did you see the look on Larry's face at the presentation?
    Chad: Roger.
    Tom: No, Larry.


    From Lisa
    To: Everyone in The Big Project Group

    Subj: We are go on that big project!

    Hi everyone. Great seeing you all in that meeting 3 minutes ago. Just wanted to touch base so we don't lose focus. The big project we just talked about is very important, which is why we just had the meeting.

    BTW, I will be counting this email and all replies towards my monthly quota of managerial communications. Thanks!

    Talk soon!

    VP of BS
  7. archesdevil macrumors 6502


    Apr 2, 2008
    Ha Ha, very true.

    My Yahoo! emails push instantly to my iPhone. I could tell you how but, the adage of teaching a man to fish comes to mind.

    If your so important that you have to have instant email all the time, I am sure you are smart enough to figure it out.
  8. ribenaberrie macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    LOL! Thats pretty true but one out of maybe 40 emails might contain something that needs immediate attention. :p And thats when the instant email is required....
  9. Chicagomac08 macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Same here. I have activesync through work and it hits my phone before my Dell.

    I have mobile me and it hits my phone before my MacBook...

    Not sure what your problem could be.
  10. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    HAHAH...classic. Love it. I love people who are obsessed with absolute instant email...especially when they have no need for it whatsoever (OP, I have no idea what you do, so I can't direct this at you...yet).

    If something needs that immediate need, then CALL THE FREAKIN' PERSON. You can figure out in 30 seconds what 10 "instant" back and forth emails will. I don't understand why so many people shun calling others, and instead go back and forth endlessly with texts and emails.

    Very, very few people actually *need* instant email, but many think they do. Then there's the people who go on vacation and don't check their email for 2 weeks....i hate them too. Oh, who am I kidding...I hate everyone! :D
  11. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
  12. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Amen brotha. The more people I meet, the more I like dogs.
  13. archesdevil macrumors 6502


    Apr 2, 2008
    The more republicans I meet, the more I like dogs :p
  14. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    Have email forward or redirect to mobileme account.

    mobileme push is instant.

    workaround solved.
  15. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    Use MobileMe or get a life, yo. Do you sit around waiting for emails?
  16. rannddeee macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    La La Land, CA
    leave work at work. unless you're in charge of your own business, you should not be worried about getting emails instantly.

    spend more time with your family!
  17. rioja macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    As other posts have already pointed out, get an MS Exchange account!

    You'll get BB quality "push" email, plus sync your contacts and calendars OTA on the iPhone.

    I understand what the OP is saying, if you're use to BB push the iPhone can seem very lame, but you need the right service to bring the true power out of it. That service is Exchange.
  18. yessur macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2008
    Apple Engineering confirms Mail has a defect

    Two weeks ago I spoke at length with first and then second level Apple tech support about Mail's consistent failure to connect and retrieve messages. We jointly carried out a series of tests involving him sending email messages to my multiple POP accounts. With Mail set to "manual fetch" we found that after the first two or three accounts were checked the subsequent accounts being checked would report "failure to connect to server". However, when Mail was forced to quit (holding down the Home Button until Mail quit) the next few accounts in the sequence would instantly connect and retrieve messages. I placed a follow-up call to the same tech support specialist a week ago and specifically asked if Apple Engineering acknowledged this as a known problem. He said "yes" and added that it's being work on but didn't know the priority. So, for those of us who have been complaining let's hope they get their act together quickly. In the meantime I have to go force quit Mail each time I want to check for messages where there's a "cannot connect to server" error message.
  19. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Simple. Get a hosted exchange account, and have all your emails forward to that account.

    I have a hosted exchange account with mail2web, and it's awesome. I've found it pushes just as fast as my old Blackberry did, given you have a great internet connection everywhere you go.

    It isn't too much per month, and it also sync's your contacts, tasks, and calendar entries.
  20. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    As far as I'm concerned, there is not substitute for blackberry push. I have push email on my iPhone right now via exchange and MobileMe. Messages do come instant which is nice, but that's the not my gripe with it.

    Push email is worthless if you miss the very faint sound and 1/4-1/2 second vibrate. There is no other notification available. The only way is to unlock the phone and look at the home screen to see if you have any new emails. That's pointless! I do not enjoy pulling my phone out of my pocket or grab it off my desk every 5-10 minutes to check for any missed emails. The battery life is bad enough as it is. This only makes it worse.

    Even a simple popup on the lock screen would suffice (just like voicemail/sms/missed calls).

    But alas, I fear Apple will never add this functionality.
  21. jnyepu macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    Dallas, TX

    Yeah, but does it work consistently? I find that the Yahoo push is not 100% reliable - still carry a BB till I fully transition to the iPhone and it will buzz with Yahoo mails when my iPhone does not. Does the Yahoo account need to be set to push, or does it push by default?
  22. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    I'm in IT, dude - and I totally concur.

    Bottom line, blackberry's are a status symbol. You can do work without one, but if everyone has one - I need to have one, right?
  23. seedster2 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2007
    Blackberries are great devices that "just work". MM is an inconsistent service which will again cost another 100 bucks

    iPhone is making strides but if email is your focus you should not have considered an iphone which is a newcomer and unproven.

    I would get a touch and use it alongside a bold.
  24. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    If someone NEEDS their email that fast, then someone should NOT be going from a Blackberry to an iPhone.

    I mean, I like my iPhone a lot and jumped to it from a BB Curve.

    But before I did it, I made DARN sure that slower email was acceptable to me.

    But I also see the other side of the coin. There are a LOT of jobs that require fast emails outside of the medical arena.

    I do some publishing for an online sports news source. If I don't get that headline instantly and have to wait 15 minutes for it, well, then I just lost out on viewers because 5 other sites beat me to the punch.

    My full time job is a medical software company. If I am on a client site, and get "stuck", I want instant emails so I am not sitting there looking stupid. But this company gives you a blackberry.

    So I guess the moral of the story is, you should weigh your priorities BEFORE you purchase something.
  25. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2008
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5B108 Safari/525.20)

    ts buy a blackberry

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