Push email

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ephailey, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. ephailey macrumors member

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    My email is thru Comcast and I can not "push" the email.

    Am I serving any purpose to use settings of "push" or "fetch"? I originally thought fetch would go get the email just like me going into the email icon but I no longer think this is the case. If it does not help to have these settings "on", does it use power anyway?
     
  2. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

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    With push on the phone attempts to push first, then fetch if it can't push.

    I'd assume turning off push (since you can't use it) WOULD in fact save battery, even if minimal. Common sense guess though.
     
  3. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Does Comcast even offer push email? Google does through Microsoft exchange.
     
  4. ephailey thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't think so. That's why I wondered whether "fetch" would help but I have decide (maybe wrong) that it does not.
     
  5. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Well fetch means it will (depending on your settings) check for new mail every 5 minutes, 15 minutes, etc. Push will alert you almost immediately of the mail. Keep in mind that you can also manually fetch, which means that it only comes up when you enter the mail application.
     
  6. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Your original assumption was correct. Fetch simply gets any new mail at timed intervals. With Comcast you would want to turn push off as it will do nothing for you.
     

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