What service is true push email?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by The Highlander, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. The Highlander macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2009
    I have tried Outlook, Gmail and iCloud... Only Gmail (google apps) is really a true push system all the time.... For iCloud and Outlook, they claim to be push but often times they REALLY lag or you have to open the application and then it "fetches".

    Now, I haven't tried iCloud as of late. Is it real push or hasn't it?

    I really like google, but the fact that I have to switch accounts from time to time is really bothering me... I just wish they offered a payed Exchange service to the regular gMail account.
  2. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    Gmail no longer is supported in iOS for push unless you use their app (not the native iOS mail app). You can pay for business acct and get it back. Outlook.com is supported with the native mail app using activeSync and is a true push application. With the google app I believe you can add multiple accts to it and then easily switch. here is some supporting info if interested.

  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011

    Push isn't defined by lag. It's defined by how email is delivered. Push generally shouldn't lag but that doesn't mean that push email doesn't experience lags.

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