Push now supported in Mail.app

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  1. CaTOAGU macrumors 6502a

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    Push Email notification now appears to be supported for MobileMe in Mail.app via the IDLE command.

    To receive push notifications ensure that "Use IDLE command if the server supports it" is enabled in Mail.app -> Preferences -> Accounts -> MobileMe.
     
  2. elcid macrumors 6502

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    I second that assessment. Gets the mail there and updates my mac (might take a few secs or a minute) when I read/delete it. I have noticed lately that mobileme wasnt pushing to my iphone lately, anyone else get this? (seems to be fixed now though)
     
  3. DarkRail macrumors newbie

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    Neat! Works for me, too.

    Apple will be back to calling their service "Push" within no time!
     
  4. DND82 macrumors member

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    I sent some test emails from my job and 3 out of the 4 emails were actually pushed to Mail. Did not click Get Mail and it was not happening every 15 minutes. I sent test emails only a couple minutes apart. The email that didn't come through eventually did, but that is most likely mobile me screwing up since it didn't come through even when clicking Get Mail

    If I send email to myself from my mobile me address it shows up nearly instantly in Mail. I seem remember having to click Get Mail even if I sent something to myself.


    -Dane
     
  5. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the idle command has worked in Mail.app since 10.5.1 or maybe before. Not with MobileMe obviously, but definitely with Mail.app and IMAP IDLE.

    Do you know if MobileMe is actually using IDLE? The checkmark your referring to, is set by default on a standard IMAP account. At least it was checked by default the few times I have setup Mail.app in Leopard.

    I cannot, because I do not have a MobileMe account, but unless there is documentation stating it uses the IDLE command, the next step would be to do some packet sniffing I would imagine.
     
  6. chris3g macrumors member

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    no need for that, IDLE is on the capability list for the me.com mail server

     
  7. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    How did you stumble across this? Just curious how you knew it worked.
     
  8. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    Cool. I checked this sometime last week, and it was not there. In fact, it was not showing many of those options. I posted it to another thread, possibly in another forum. I will have to see what was advertised previously. Thanks for the info!
     
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  10. CaTOAGU thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, indeed it has. I perhaps should have made it clearer that I was referring to the fact that MobileMe now supported it. Sorry about that.
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Working for me now also. Nice job Apple (finally).

    I believe the IDLE command was supported in Mail.app since Leopard, but Apple never enabled it on their servers until now.
     
  12. dchao macrumors 6502a

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    IDLE command is slightly different to PUSH, IDLE command won't work if your Mac is in sleep mode. That's why Apple was forced to come out to apologies for the misprint on the specs.
     
  13. ragecage macrumors newbie

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    Is this true for if the screen saver is running too? It seems to work for me, but if it sits idle and the screen saver comes on, then it doesn't work anymore. I need to manually check to get it back going again.
     
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  15. North Bronson macrumors 6502

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    Push email just stopped working for me today. It was working fine with my Mail.app for the past couple of days.
     
  16. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    Are you referring to the iPhone when you say Mac? Its pretty much a given that any push software or any software will not function if its powered down. (powered down == powered off)

    ragecage: if your screensaver is coming on, and then your machine is going to sleep, then yes, if your referring to the screensaver only, I do not believe that is the case, I could be wrong though, I do not remember that ever happening with my PB or my current MBP. You might look at your settings for sleeping.
     
  17. macduke Suspended

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    It pushes to mail.app within seconds, but why is it when you open the mail in mail.app, it still shows the messages as unread on the iPhone?
     
  18. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    IDLE has recently stopped working for me too.
     
  19. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same problem. It's the same when you delete messages, they stay on the iPhone.
     
  20. DND82 macrumors member

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    Push to mail.app seems to be working again. For now at least.

    -Dane
     

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