Push with POP?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by insocal, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. insocal macrumors regular

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    Is PUSH mail only available if my MAC accounts are set up as IMAP?

    I prefer to use POP (how I have them set right now) and mail certainly isn't coming any faster than it usually does.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    I am 99% sure that POP and Push are mutually-exclusive concepts, due to how those mailboxes work. POP is a pull system, where you go to the mailbox and say "Give me any new messages." Push maintains a connection in the opposite direction, where the server says "I've got mail for you... here it is."
     
  3. guitarguy09 macrumors member

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    +1
     
  4. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks so much for the quick replies. Guess I have to figure out how to make the switch to IMAP after all.
    I know most people seem to love IMAP. I like to save copies of everything including sent messages too I guess I have to figure out how to create folders or something that will do that.
     

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