possible new solution to Push Gmail?

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  1. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

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    I came across this site this morning that allegedly claims to provide Push Gmail.

    http://msgpush.com/

    Anyone familiar with this?
     
  2. Smrtphoneaddict macrumors member

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    First I have heard of it. Give it a try and let us know how it goes :).
     
  3. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was about to until I got to the part that wanted my Gmail password. I get a little nervous doing that.

    Kinda why I was looking for some feedback before I make the jump.
     
  4. Smrtphoneaddict macrumors member

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    Yea I agree. Hopefully someone on here has tried it.
     
  5. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    I made a new gmail account, trying it now....

    edit: after a few weeks and the suggestions below, I can't get it to work for me
     
  6. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    This seems a lot like Nuevasync.

    You also have to give them your password to do the contacts and calendar sync.
     
  7. Pared macrumors 65816

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    There is no way they'd be able to do this WITHOUT your password...
     
  8. SeanMcC macrumors regular

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    I decided to give it a go and sign up and it doesn't work to setup my Gmail account.

    Could not connect and/or authenticate. [ALERT] Web login required (Failure)
     
  9. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I understand that, but BEFORE I provide my password, I just want to make for certain this isn't being done by some Nigerien Prince. <G>
     
  10. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay I went ahead and provided my password to go to the next step.

    It requires one to setup an Exchange account on one's iPhone. I currently have an Exchange account on my phone that is used to only sync mail and calander.

    If I'm not mistaken I can delete my current Exchange account but when I setup the new one it will delete my contacts and calendar. So.......... I have to figure out another way to try this.

    But, right now I'm going to bed. Been working all night and I'm dog tired.

    I'll be anxious to get up this afternoon and read the threads that get posted after I sign off.

    David
     
  11. SeanMcC macrumors regular

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    If I'm required to delete my current exchange account then it's not worth it.
     
  12. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Darn.

    Total Deal Breaker. :(
     
  13. eddiec312 macrumors 6502

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    I just set my gmail account up and works like a charm.

    I have no exchange accounts on my phone so I had no issue with setting up an exchange account.

    Thank you for letting us know about this. I can finally delete my yahoo account that I used just for the gmail push notification.
     
  14. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Where do you get your contacts and calendar from?
     
  15. shk718 macrumors 6502a

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    this looks very cool - i'll try it when i get home. i figure i can always change my password if i don't like the service. my only question is what is their business model. i used to use mail2web which was a free service and worked great - but they eventually had to start charging. if your going to charge me at least give me full exchange support - calendar, contacts and mail. so the bottom line - how do they plan on making money?
     
  16. muledogus macrumors 6502

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    By selling you and all your contacts email addresses.

    Not YOU specifically, just "you" in general terms.
     
  17. shk718 macrumors 6502a

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    i see what their doing - i just read their terms and conditions - its free during the beta - so i'm guessing they'll charge when the beta period is up. grrrrrrr - common google GIVE US PUSH!!! i'll even pay (a little - i'm cheap).
     
  18. shk718 macrumors 6502a

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    i was wondering that myself - if we'd start to se an increase in spam.
     
  19. daonesteven macrumors 6502

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    i wonder how much this service is, i wouldn't mind spending like 2 dollars a month for push gmail.
     
  20. Telp macrumors 68040

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    If you want push gmail cant you just make a yahoo account and then have your gmail set up to go to your yahoo acount and have your yahoo account pushed to your phone? Or does that not work cause your still waiting for gmail to get to yahoo first? Hmm. It would seem like push though =p. I don't know what google is doing. They have Push set up for other phones...
     
  21. shk718 macrumors 6502a

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    the problem with that approach is the "reply to" feature - it won't default to gmail you have to manually change it for each email - and i hear yahoo isn't very reliable.
     
  22. jaycarroll macrumors regular

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    Tried this, yahoo push never worked. Still took up to 30 mins to receive mail forwarded to the yahoo account.
     
  23. mrpither macrumors member

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    I'm really hoping gmail will provide this directly soon. Their push contacts and calendar are working pretty good for me - here's hoping their email will soon do the same.
     
  24. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    EDIT: nevermind. I can't use it anyway. Just saw the post about it being set up as another exchange server...can't do it.
     

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