Push Mail on iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by rl., Jun 9, 2008.

  1. rl. macrumors newbie

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    Just curious how the push mail would work on the ipod touch. I'm guessing you would need to turn it on, have it connect to the wi-fi and then it would receive e-mails? If so, not much of a difference from what happens now.
     
  2. sfroom macrumors regular

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    Apr 30, 2008
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    I'm not incredibly technical, but my unsderstanding is that when in sleep mode, the iPod or iPhone maintains an IP connection with the Apple server, which can ping the iPod to download the email in the background, then go back to sleep.

    You're probably right that you would have to connect to the network, but I guess the advantage is that once connected, you could put the iPod to sleep, and it would consume less power than it did previously.

    I may be wrong though, feel free to correct me if I am!
     

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