PUSH e-mail? For other e-mail accounts?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by f1d, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. f1d macrumors member

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    Hi all!

    A question regarding the PUSH e-mail.

    At the moment, I have push e-mail on my BB by T-Mobile, which I end up paying £5 a month for.

    I have no problem paying for MobileMe (the auto syncing of calendar/contacts is brilliant) but am I right in assuming the only e-mail address "pushed" will be the me.com one?

    What about my other e-mail addresses? (I have Uni/Work/Gmail accounts)

    Can they be "pushed", or am I going to have to set it up to "fetch"?

    Cheers guys!
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Push email is the responsibility of the email provider, not Apple (except in the case of MobileMe). Unless the vendor supports push, you will need to use fetch. You can set your other emails to forward to your MobileMe account but you will not be able to reply from those accounts. HTH.
     
  3. f1d thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah I see.

    Mind you, saying that, it's basically what BB does... "fetches" the e-mails themselves then pushes it, so there's still a wait.

    How detrimental to the battery is it if I set to fetch every 15 minutes?

    I don't mind charging every night tbh, it's worth it!

    Finally, O2 aren't going to complain if I end up doing that are they? (like with data usage... they say unlimited, but is it totally unlimited? :p)
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Been using mine for a year with fetch set to every 15 minutes. No worries. Enjoy your new toy.
     
  5. jpruitt macrumors member

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    I've discovered a new way to do this... Forward all of your other email addresses to the one that is pushed to your phone.

    When you're setting up your account on your computer and enter in the email address for that account, you can enter multiple addresses seperated by commas. (name@addy.com, name@addy2.com, etc)

    Now, sync that account to your iPhone. In the new 2.0 software when sending an email, it gives you the option to chose which email address to send from. A pleasant surprise yesterday!
     
  6. cas-t-away macrumors newbie

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    How?

    It seems a great idea but I don't understand how you did it. The account that you SYNC to your iPhone - that is the @me.com account right? Any additional info you have to guide us ?

     
  7. AnonymousOne macrumors regular

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    I have GMail set up via POP, do I have to set it to Fetch or Push?
     
  8. UKmacman macrumors regular

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    As far as I understand it heres what you do - or what I've done. I can't fully test it as 02 has not activated my phone just yet and it is slightly different with wifi as it does not seem to collect emails when the iphone is sleeping.

    I have 6 emails with 3 domains all powered by google apps. I have also signed up to MobileMe.

    So when I synced my iphone all accounts went onto the iphone. I also added the new MobileMe one.

    So so far I have 6 different emails plus the mobile me showing on my iphone. Now only one is push and the other 6 are pull.

    Go into gmail and in settings forward a copy of all email to the MobileMe email address. Do this for all accounts.

    Now all emails which are sent to me should (in theory) go straight to mobile me which will then be pushed to me.

    When you reply to emails there is the option to choe one of your other accounts so it is going via that one and not mobile me.

    I do this with my blackberry now and it works, should work on iphone too. If someone does it please confirm it does but as I say, my sim is not on so can't test yet.
     
  9. jpruitt macrumors member

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