I want to create a business email that works perfectly with Apple's Mail App

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  1. ehzool macrumors member

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    I'm going to be creating a business email soon. I know I can use G-mail to do that, (so my email could be douglas@gooseballs.com)

    But, I can't get "Push" functions to work on Apple's Mail app... will I be able to however, if I pay for a buisness e-mail with G-Mail?

    If not, what other e-mail services could I use with Apple's Mail app that will alert me of an e-mail IMMEDIATELY as I receive it? Does Apple have their own service I could use?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Apple's iCloud won't let you use your own domain name like you want.

    If it was me, I would use Fastmail with IMAP. That will give you push mail on OS X with the Mail app and also on iOS devices.

    https://www.fastmail.com/forbusiness/
     
  3. ehzool thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, fast mail could be a good option. Is pretty much every email provider capable of IMAP, besides G-Mail?
     
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

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    To be clear, standard IMAP alone does *not* provide you with push email on iOS devices. Fastmail uses proprietary push notifications in addition to IMAP to implement it (same way as Apple does push for iCloud email).

    The other way to do push on iOS devices is to use a mail service that supports the EAS (Exchange Activesync) protocol. Outlook.com supports that, but in order to use a custom domain you need either an Office 365 business subscription or the new Outlook.com Premium (currently available for $20 per year).
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Most are yes. But Fastmail works really well if you have iOS devices because they can "push" mail to the device like Rigby mentioned. It actually works better than iCloud mail. With iCloud if you delete a message from say the inbox on OS X, that message will not be deleted from the inbox on iOS until another new message comes in.... then when that new message comes in it will delete that last message. Fastmail is better in that it will delete the message from the inbox on the iOS device as soon as you delete it from Mail app on OS X. So in that sense, Fastmail does push even better than Apple's own iCloud service.
     
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    If you pay for GMail, you can get a push account. I've used that for years with my personal domain, although I have also used fastmail.
     
  7. ehzool thread starter macrumors member

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    You can definitely get Push with G-Mail on iOS's Mail app if you pay?
     
  8. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Yes. If you subscribe to "G Suite", you can access Gmail via Exchange Activesync, which provides email push the same way as Outlook.com (see https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/138740). It's more expensive though if you don't need all the cloud office functionality.
     
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Hardly any difference in price. Cheapest versions with custom domain: G Suite would be $5 per month per user, Office 365 would be $4 per month per user, and Fastmail would $5 per month per user.

    Fastmail looks good. I have a grandfathered, free domain email hosting with Google but no push. I like the Google integration. I also have an Office 365 account. Works well but I don't recommend it unless you're an Outlook user.
     
  10. Rigby macrumors 601

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    As mentioned above, Outlook.com Premium (which supports EAS and custom domains) is currently $20 per year.
     
  11. colburnr macrumors regular

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    +1 on FastMail.....I love it.
     
  12. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    As he says:

     
  13. fastbagger macrumors member

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    Since people have mentioned Fastmail anyone having issues with push on Mac mail? Mine stopped oushing seems is on a fetch schedule cannot figure it out. Thanks.
     
  14. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Push email via push notifications is not supported on the Mac (this mechanism was designed for handheld devices which require very high power efficiency). However, you should be able to activate IMAP IDLE, which can at least push changes in the inbox (but no other folders). There is an option in the advanced account settings for IMAP accounts.
     

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