push vs. pull

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sbb155, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. sbb155 macrumors 6502

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    is it true tat iphone email is pull? that just doesnt cut it for me. why did they do that?
     
  2. nightelf macrumors 6502

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  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Because most peoples email servers don't support push? :confused:
     
  4. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    The iPhone simply isn't a blackberry replacement.

    If you need it to handle email the same way, yeah you might be disappointed (assuming you're used to a BB).
     
  5. dangleheart macrumors 6502

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    My laptop email client is pull and I am happy with the way it is. I guess I do not miss something I never had a need for. email is not like IM, it can wait for 5 minutes.
     
  6. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    Gmail servers can do push (right?), so if Yahoo mail on the iPhone is using Push, than why isn't Gmail? Not a big deal, I have my mail to check every hour (isn't that important to me). I am just curious why Yahoo would be using Push and not Gmail.
     
  7. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    gmail doesnt have push (yet), but yahoo does. But I think you have to upgrade your account to do so.
     
  8. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    You don't need to upgrade your account to get yahoo push. That being said, even with your normal yahoo account yahoo push doesn't really work in its current state. emails arrive between two seconds and two days just depends on the wind I guess.
     

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