What exactly is PUSH email?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by MowingDevil, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    I've also seen references to push contact/calendar.
    thanks
     
  2. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    "Push e-mail is used to describe e-mail systems that provide an "always-on" capability, in which new e-mail is instantly and actively transferred (pushed) as it arrives by the mail delivery agent (MDA) (commonly called mail server) to the mail user agent (MUA), also called the e-mail client. Most of today's clients are smartphones."

    Good ol' Wikipedia ;)
     
  3. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    The mail gets pushed to your phone right when it is sent to you as opposed to you pressing send/receive and seeing if there is any mail.
     
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