iCloud email auto-update

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  1. McWTR macrumors newbie

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    I keep an iCloud email tab open all day on my MacBook - it's my primary email. Sometimes it doesn't auto-update, sometimes it does. I usually only know I have a new email if my iPhone buzzes me. Then I go to my tab, refresh, re-open email and then check. Waste of time. Any ideas on how to set up a way to get it to give me a new email alert in real time? Thanks!
     
  2. impaler macrumors 6502

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    Is this tab in a browser? Why would you not use Mail?
     
  3. JRCSaunders, Apr 27, 2014
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    Thank you for posting this McWTR, I am encountering the same issue.

    I searched Google for a possible solution and found this thread. I have been unsuccessful finding a satisfactory answer to this query so far.

    I just registered to this forum in order to add to this thread and bump it up.

    So, again, does anyone know how to get browser-based iCloud Mail to automatically update and show that you have a new mail message when new mail arrives? I have to manually refresh the tab/page in order to see new mail (and depend on my iPhone to inform me when new mail arrives) - I'd obviously prefer that the browser Mail updates/refreshes on it's own when new mail arrives, like pretty much ALL other basic web-based freemail services do...
     
  4. impaler macrumors 6502

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    OP never answered my question from nearly two months ago, which is why not use Mail on OS X, vice a browser window? Having said that, when at work, my company uses Windows, so I must use a browser to check email on a computer. I leave Mail on iCloud.com up all day, and messages usually pop in right away, pushed to my interface, as soon as they ding on my iOS device(s). I've never had an issue, on IE or Chrome on Windows.
     
  5. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    Why does it matter? Lol

    I don't like the mail program and use iCloud.com on the laptop. It auto updates most of the time.

    Maybe op doesn't like it either..?
     
  6. impaler macrumors 6502

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    Just because it doesnt matter to you, doesn't mean others may not want to know. It matters because perhaps the OP didn't know about it or as you guess, doesn't like it. I wanted to know. The bottom line is the web version is supposed to update automatically. In real world, sometimes it needs a push...but generally it's "designed" to auto update.
     
  7. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    Bc if something doesn't work on here people always ask why they are doing it this way vs that way lol. Point is...it doesn't matter that he's using mail program or not....that wasn't his question. Probably why he ignored you for 2 months...just a thought #
     
  8. impaler macrumors 6502

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    Maybe. Still a natural question. Might have also been a reasonable question, which is why until today, nobody else chimed in.
     
  9. JRCSaunders, Apr 27, 2014
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    Hmmm, well I don't know about the OP, but I'm experiencing this problem using the Safari browser on a Macbook. It simply doesn't automatically update my inbox to show that I've received a new e-mail, unless I manually refresh the page or click the 'get mail' button on the interface...
     
  10. impaler macrumors 6502

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    Works okay for me. It's clear that it's inconsistent and works sometimes, and other times needs a nudge to work.
     
  11. JRCSaunders macrumors newbie

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    It never automatically refreshes to show new mail for me.
     
  12. impaler macrumors 6502

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    Again, the point is it is inconsistent. Works under certain conditions, not under others.
     
  13. JRCSaunders macrumors newbie

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    It consistently never works under the conditions I require, which is why I'm hoping to get some useful insight as to how to fix this issue or what might explain it.
     
  14. impaler macrumors 6502

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    And for others, it consistently does work. Therefore, it's an inconsistently-working service.
     
  15. JRCSaunders macrumors newbie

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    You've mentioned it works for you on Windows; have you also tried it on OSX in Safari?
     
  16. impaler macrumors 6502

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    Yup
     
  17. JRCSaunders macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, I wonder why it works for you but never does for me...

    There must be some kind of solution. If anyone can provide a possible fix for this problem it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  18. impaler macrumors 6502

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    Don't know, I'm not an Apple engineer. That's why it's an inconsistent service.
     
  19. JRCSaunders macrumors newbie

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    Awesome, thanks.

    Anyone else care to chime in?
     

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