iPhone 3g keeps checking mail even when I changed the fetch options...

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  1. Pointbreakd macrumors regular

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    I clicked fetch every hour and even tried every half hour but everytime I get an email on my gmail account (the only account on my iphone) it shows up on the phone within minutes...how do I change this?

    Occurs while at home screen with push OFF.

    EDIT: FIXED

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=72454
     
  2. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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    it seriously fetches every 2 minutes..this is ridiculous.
     
  3. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    is it still coming through while its sitting at the home screen, or while you're in the mail app?
     
  4. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Home screen.
     
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  6. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Push is OFF.
     
  7. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    i have both my yahoo account with push on, and my gmail account that fetches every 15min. yesterday i had it set to every 30min.

    i noticed yesterday that while my yahoo will get pushed and show up on the home screen, if i got mail on my gmail account i wouldnt receive it till i open the mail app if the 30minutes havent passed for it to fetch it automatically.

    although i did notice that sometimes when im sending something the person wont get it automatically. thats whats bothering me right now.



    idk, maybe try resetting? or delete your account and re add it
     
  8. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    gmail doesn't push
     
  9. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    OH OK, guess you dont want any help.

    have fun trying to figure it out on your own.
     
  11. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ha ok. I edited bc I didn't read your whole post. Restarting did not work, nor did deleting the accounts and making them again. Still fetches every 5 minutes even while locked.
     
  12. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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  13. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Still no answer. Called apple and I restored the entire thing. Still happens...I get email instantly, which might be good but I feel like it's draining the battery..
     
  14. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyone? Turns out it's not my phone only, I did a test with my girlfriends iPhone 3g as well. I sent her an email using gmail and she got it instantly (within 10 minutes). Anyone else with gmail want to try this?
     
  15. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I really wish that I had your 'problem'.

    I want to receive my email as quickly as possible, and with my last iPhone I had it set to check for email every 5 minutes (the most frequent interval allowed by the options menu). It worked extremely well.

    With the iPhone 3G however, the most frequent interval is 15 minutes, and I am finding that I sometimes don't get mail for half an hour or so.

    Anyone else?

    Anyone know a solution to my problem?
     
  16. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry about that problem. Try using Gmail and see if you get the emails as quickly as I do...
     
  17. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Still happening using gmail. anyone else using gmail?

    Update: If I send myself an email and then quickly read it on gmail.cm it shows up on the phone but not as a new. So weird...
     
  18. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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    when I didn't have service is said "cannot connect to imap.google.com" So I guess I need to switch to POP instead of imap? How do I do that?
     
  19. anks329 macrumors newbie

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    I tried it with my gmail account; I'm not having the same issue as you. I would actually prefer if I could get the same thing to happen. I want my gmail pushed to my phone...

    you don't need to swith to POP. It gives that error when it can't connect to the server. Just wait until you have service again, and you should be able to connect to the server again.
     
  20. Pointbreakd thread starter macrumors regular

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    I get it. It's IMAP, POP would mean its' downloading the data to the phone where as here it is just keeping me logged into gmail.com and refreshing the page.
     
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  22. WoofMum macrumors newbie

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    iPhone Fetching problem

    I have a similar problem: Fetch is set to Manually, and yet it's fetching automatically. What to do? (Also a techie told me that a coupla dropped calls may be due to the phone performing the fetch function in the middle of my calls ...

    Thanx for any help out there!
     

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