Isnt the new Iphone 3g suppose to have push email

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  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

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    Hello all
    I just purchased an iphone 3g and i set up my email and it doesnt automatically message me when i have a new email like my blackberry curve did i thought the iphon 3g was suppose to push the email am i doing something wrong or is it not possible any help would be great
     
  2. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Push only works if the email provider provides it MobileME, Yahoo, and Microsoft Exchange Accounts all support it Gmail does not.
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    That's only because Google hasn't enabled it to work over EDGE (how it knows I have no clue). Push from Gmail works on a wifi network fine (turn on push and then try it yourself).
     
  4. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im using yahoo emails on my iphone 3g and i have to manually refresh for it show any new email.
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Did you set it up for push?
     
  6. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    set up the iphone or the yahoo account. The iphone 3g is setup for push if thats what you mean.
     
  7. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Or 3G or WiFi. It's not enabled for the iPhone.

    On the iPhone

    Settings > Fetch New Data > Push ON/OFF

    Make sure it's set to on.
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Oh it works over wifi on the iPhone. Why? Got me but I've tested that myself.

    My wife sent me a test email, 3 seconds later it's on my Mac and 8 seconds later it's on my iPhone. I have it set to fetch hourly. She sends another one and the same thing occurs. I turn off wifi and she sends another and I don't get it until the iPhone fetches it 8 minutes later. I'm not the only one whose experienced this (search it in the forums).

    Like I said, it pushes over wifi but not over 3G or EDGE for whatever reason.
     
  9. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't work like that on mine.
     
  10. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    my blackberry curve would send me an email right when i sent it to myself automatically i dont understand why this cant be done on my iphone 3g..
     
  11. specops macrumors regular

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    it does work i tried it with my iphone.

    you either

    a. have a bad setting

    or

    b. need to reinstall your phones firmware and try a fresh setup again

    c. take it back and try again?
     
  12. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how are you getting the emails using edge wifi or 3g and how long after you have been sent the email does it show up on your phone.
     
  13. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone supports push for Yahoo just fine.
    You're not doing something right.
     
  14. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    It happens pretty much instantaneously for me. You have to tell it to push email rather than fetch. Who is your email provider? If it is gmail, then it will not work.
     
  15. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Push for Google is working for me over Wifi and Edge!

    Push= On
    Fetch= 1 hour

    I sent some test emails and they show up in minutes (instead of every hour).

    Try it for yourself... it's pretty cool

    It works over EDGE too, but it's a little slower.
     
  16. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Yeah, like at least 10 minutes slower. Definitely not true push.
     
  17. Pared macrumors 65816

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    This isn't push it just checks your account at strange times outside of the fetch interval. You can thank the 2.1 update for this and the lack of fetching email while your iPhone is "asleep."

    Gmail does not work with PUSH on the iPhone.
     
  18. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    It doesn't check my account at strange times. I can send an email to myself from ANOTHER non-Gmail email address and it will show up on my iPhone a couple of minutes later. I can do this all day long... it really works. I don't know how it works, but it does. Also, it works while my iPhone is asleep so I don't know where you got that one. Maybe Gmail doesn't have MobileMe-type push, but I definitely get email faster than having it check once every hour.
     
  19. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    Never had an issue with push....I have two accounts set up on my iphone and they both work flawlessly.
     
  20. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what kind of email accounts you using it how are you using it through edge wifi or 3g im trying to get it to work for sometimes when its asleep it doesnt even push.
     

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