Push email

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Resevdog, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Resevdog macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    I've searched the other threads yet I still can't find the answer. Simply put, do you absolutely need to enter the imap prefix for the yahoo "push" to work?

    The reason I ask is this: I've set up my yahoo account on the iphone two different ways as an experiment. I did the guided setup through the iphone using the Y!Mail prompt. My account was verified and I could see every folder in my account on the phone including the ones I setup. Inbox, Sent, Draft, Trash, and personal folders. All listed and accessable. Push sometimes seemed to work, but it wasn't immediate.

    So then I added the imap prefix. Now, the only folder I can see on my iphone is the Inbox. But the push and imap server response seems to be mirrored immediately on the phone and server.

    So...is it a choice? Either get push/imap quickness, or access to all my account folders? Which would you choose? Will we get the full account folder access on the apple server sometime? Does this make any sense? Why are we here? What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
  2. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    I would leave imap prefix at the default so you have access to the other folders. My experience has been intermittant as well. I find when it stops working I go into the Web Interface and clear my mail and it starts up again (this happens every few days). Since mine is just a copy that is not a real problem. Hope Apple and Yahoo work it out soon. Also, I only get PUSH email to my INBOX. All other folders require for me to go into them to request download. Is that your experience as well?
  3. Resevdog thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    Well, that's my issue. It seems that when I append the prefix it pushes faster. but yes, only to my inbox when default IMAP is used. I think I'll go with default for now.

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