Push and Gmail...Help

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Deadman64, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    So I just set up my school email to be forwarded to my gmail account.

    I want it so I get notifications on my home screen [the little numbers on the mail app] WITHOUT going into the app. I thought push was supposed to be constantly checking for new email, without you going into the app...

    However, im not getting this notifications..Push is on...what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance
  2. BLACK MAC macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    LOL. Gmail doesn't offer push email! Only IMAP.
  3. daniels macrumors member

    May 13, 2006
    You can set it up to fetch every so often but that drains the battery. Your other options are to forward it to Yahoo, which does offer push, or forward to mail2web which offers push. I use mail2web and it works well.
  4. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    Push has to do with "instant" new email notification. As long as you have either push or fetch enabled for your Gmail account it should show you the notification symbol on the email app icon.
  5. Manzana macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Wirelessly posted (White iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5C1 Safari/525.20)

    your best bet is to use Yahoo for this. Better yet is MobileMe since you can actually change the SMTP server to use google. Yahoo does not allow this.
  6. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    GMail doesn't offer Push services.

    Push email is something that is provided by the folks that offer you email. If they don't support push then it's not going to happen.

    GMail would have to enable push email at their end.

    Just because the phone supports push services doesn't mean all email will be pushed to the device. GMail currently supports IMAP (a fetch-based service) which is good but not the instant experience the push provides.

    MobileMe, Yahoo Premium, and a whole bunch of email providers offer push services but not GMail as yet. Whether they will decide to or not is totally up to Google.

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