Mail application push

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by jonasdamn, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

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    Hello, have installed mavericks and faced up with same issue like was on ML. I need to open mail app to let check for new mail, so no push? :/
     
  2. poppe macrumors 68020

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    I didn't think Mail has ever had push or do you mean you are using an exchange client?
     
  3. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    If you have OS X Server hosting the mail, the mail server does have push capabilities, but the Mail client application on the local client system does not have receive capabilities unless it is open. No matter whether using IMAP, Exchange, or any other type of mail services, it will only be able to receive the mail while open. If it is closed you will not get mail.
     
  4. jaqueh macrumors member

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    I have it on check automatically and it basically doesn't do anything
     
  5. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    If you are talking about push, then you need to understand how it works. What it does is when the application (Mailmin this case) is open, it polls the server in the background with a handshake that tells the system it is listening. When the server received new mail, it then sends the handshake and if the client is responding then it instantaneously sends the mail to the client application. There is no need for a polling or fetch, the handshake tells the server it is listening for updates.
     
  6. jonasdamn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Using iCloud, on iPhone, iPad push works fine, app doesnt need to be opened with os x i need to keep launched mail app to be checking up
     
  7. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Comparing mobile devices with computers is not the same. They have never programmed the capability (although it is possible) to launch/ wake the mail app when mail is received. It is just the nature of the design and has nothing to do with it to working correctly. In the computer end of it, the application has to be opened, or programmed to be awakened when mail is received. With battery life ever increasing we may see this someday, but for now it is the way it is designed and the functionality is working exactly as it is designed, it will not receive mail notifications without the app being opened/ awake. Since a computer doesn't have a handshake normally going on in the background the app must be opened to receive mail.
     

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