Push with POP?

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

  1. insocal macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    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


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    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

    Jun 1, 2008
    "The Good Land"
  4. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    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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