Which email account on ios allows push?

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  1. Bugeyeblue macrumors 6502a

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    I've been a gmail user for years. My new iPhone 5, as most of you know, can't use push anymore. I don't want to use manual or fetch for my email. I have a yahoo account but don't really like yahoo for my own reasons, mostly because of security problems I and others I know have had.

    I'd like to forward my gmail to a new email account. What ios email clients allow push email? Maybe I could just forward it to my iCloud account. I don't really use it, but it would solve this problem.
     
  2. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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    Why dont you use your icloud email
     
  3. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. That's what I did. Seems to work so far.
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i use the gmail app from the app store to get push gmail notifications. the app itself is hit or miss, but the notifications work just fine.
     
  5. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I used that app for a while. I just wanted to be able to use the standard mail app.

    Also, I forwarded my gmail to my @icloud address. It works great. Just one problem, when I open the email in my iCloud account, it shows only one new message, but when I click on it, it downloads a second copy of the same message and shows that I have 2 messages in the same thread that are exactly the same. Any ideas on why its doing this?
     
  6. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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    Is your email still attached to your mail app? Maybe its downloading it on both accounts
     
  7. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good call. That's what was happening. I was looking at "all inboxes" instead of just the iCloud one. I set up the gmail to be marked as read when it forwards, but I didn't realize I was just seeing both versions. Thanks.
     
  8. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    What if you wanted to reply to an email, wouldn't it be sent from the iCloud address?

    That would look weird to a business contact I have to reply to who doesn't really know me personally.
     
  9. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're right. Didn't really think about that. I'll have to try to find a workaround for that. Otherwise I might just go back to the gmail app.

    It's just kind of annoying to have to use gmail for account and calendar purposes, caldav for contacts, and a gmail app for mail.
     
  10. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    This what I'm using. Works fine. I don't notice a difference.
     
  11. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What, the gmail app?
     
  12. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    The entire setup. I use the gmail app, caldav and carddav.

    With this setup I have the same functionality I had with exchange. I'm sure there are some missing features, but they're features I never used. So I'm good.
     
  13. jer04 macrumors regular

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    Outlook.com (used to be microsoft hotmail) does support push notification via exchange and it has unlimited storage.

    the downside about outlook is that it doesn't support imap protocol like gmail, if u wanna access ur emails via the mail app on Mac osx, u have to use the good old pop3 instead.
     
  14. tmagman macrumors 6502

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    i set up my gmail normally on my phone and also set up access to it via an exchange. That way, the messages would be pushed via the gmail exchange, and then when i want to access the normal ones, the standard gmail was on manual 'check for messages' and would then download them when i opened the app.
     
  15. kingdLo macrumors 6502

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    The solution to this is set up the gmail smtp server as the send point. All mail gets forwarded to iCloud, and any email you send is sent through gmail server. It's really easy to set up
     
  16. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    The entire setup. I use the gmail app, caldav and carddav.

    With this setup I have the same functionality I had with exchange. I'm sure there are some missing features, but they're features I never used. So I'm good.

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    I have a phone that was activated for the first time after jan 2013, so that's not an option.

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    Can you elaborate more on this. This intrigues me.
     
  17. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Can you please post a screen shot of these set ups.
     
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  19. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I do know this, but I don't want to change my email address.
     
  20. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Thank you.
     
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  23. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Microsoft Exchange, and iCloud all push to iOS.
     
  24. chestvrg, Apr 21, 2013
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  25. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    The last few posts were good info. I use my @me email and I like it, but my issue is if I ever leave the iPhone, I don't think I can use @me to sync addresses and calendars on a non-Apple phone.
     

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