Push Email

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jer446, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    I installed gmail on my verizon blackberry curve. I have gmail set to automatically receive my school email, (penn state university). The problem is, it take a long time to receive on my phone, it does not push it immediately. Additionally, gmail doesn't check it very often, I usually need to go into the settings and hit the "check mail now" button. Is this normal? I thought I would be able to get my emails immediately.
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Blackberies only supports push with the BIS/BES. If you're a normal customer (ie not a business phone), then you probably have BIS.

    Forward your email to yourusername@vzw.blackberry.net and you will get it via push.
  3. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    maybe i used the wrong term, but regardless of whether i have push or not, shouldn't I get the emails immediately?

    the weird thing is once i hit the check mail now on the computer, I immediately get them on my phone. Why cant gmail "check mail now" more regularly?
  4. MacAlpha macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    Great White North
    If you mean that you have the standard Gmail phone on your blackberry, there is no way to set it up to be "push". First of all, the Gmail account will only poll your school account every once in a while for emails. I have never been able to figure out how often that happens but for me for my various accounts it seems to poll somewhere between every 15 minutes to every 45 minutes.

    The Gmail program that I have on my BB (which is seperate from my BB email) also is not push. It polls the gmail account every so often (I am not sure how often that it), so given that, you will have two delays to wait which means emails for me seem to be delivered somewhere between 5 minutes and 2 hours from the time they are sent to my non-gmail email addresses. ravenvii is correct the easiest way to get real push email is to have the school email address forwarded directly to your BIS email address (for Rogers in Canada that would be yourname@rogers.blackberry.net). That software has a facility to allow you to set up emails that come from your BB so they look like they are coming from your school email address if that is what you are after.

    BES on blackberry is seemless (and perfect) in my experience. For friends that use BIS systems it usually takes a bit of work for them to figure out how they want their system work.
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    the problem you're having is not a blackberry problem, it's they way gmail works.

    You are having Gmail fetch your mail from your school server via POP.
    to get mail from your school account to show up in gmail when it's received by your school server, you would have to have school forward the mail to gmail.

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