why does Mobileme check for email everytime I go into the inbox?

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  1. UKmacman macrumors regular

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    I have done the usual gamil to mobileme set up which kind of works. But how come everytime I go into my inbox to read the mail it starts to spin that little star at the top and search for new mail.

    Surely this is using data ( a concern when traveling) and slows the system down and, is not needed. If there is an email on the mobileme server it will be pushed, why look again.

    Is there any way to stop this?
     
  2. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure of a setting but it does that on mine ever since I bought my 2G iPhone last year. Anything you do in iPhone Mail triggers a check (change folders, for example). I guess you can turn on Airport Mode and do it that way. It's never bothered me though.
     
  3. UKmacman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah so it's not new. Does anyone know of a way to turn this off? Basically I want all of my mail (and mailbox) to be offline apart from when an email is being pushed to my mobileme account.

    It does not bother me too much now but will be a pain when traveling (as it uses small but expensive data) and it slows things down a little.
     
  4. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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    This is the way push works. When someone sends you an email, it is 'pushed' to your device without you having to do anything. However, if you do something on your .me account, or on your computer, it doesn't actually push that data until you open the mail application. So, for instance, you delete an email on your .me account, it doesn't actually delete from your iPhone until you go into the mail app and it checks what's on your iPhone vs what's on your account.
     
  5. UKmacman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am not sure I undertsnad. I am a previos BB user and push meant that an email was 'pushed' to my phone. Now once it was on my phone it didn't matter if I went out of a signal area as the message was already on my phone.

    If this is the case with mobileme and the iphone why does it need to check everytime I go to read a message which has already been 'pushed' to my phone. (I am only talking about my iphone as I don't use mobileme for my macbook)
     
  6. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't. The push is one way. It doesn't 'pull' automatically. If you delete a message on your macbook, it doesn't pull that message from your iphone until you go into mail.app. That's what the spinning disc is. It's not checking for new mail, it's checking your .me account to see if anything has changed, e.g. a deleted message. Try it. Send a message to your iphone. It should push. Read it, then close mail.app down. Now go into your email client via .me website, on on your mac, and delete that message. Watch your iphone. Nothing will happen. Now go into the mail app and you'll see the spinning wheel and the message will disappear. It may do it before the app is fully loaded, so you might not see it, but that's what it's doing.
     
  7. msmith2112 macrumors 6502

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    AH! I think you may have answered the problem I've been having! I've been "testing" MobileMe on my iPhone/Mac/Web to see how well push is working. I have all three types (iPhone/Mac/Web) open in front of me so I can see what is going on. I've been noticing that when I receive a message, it is pushed to all 3 very quickly. But if I delete it on, say, my iPhone...the message does show up in the other's (Mac/Web) "Trash", but it is also STILL in the Inbox of them. Is this because I have them all open? If I close and reopen, would the message be out of my Inbox?

    EDIT: No, didn't fix it. I just closed both my Webmail and OS X Mail programs and sent a message to my MobileMe account. I received it instantly on my iPhone, and then deleted it from my iPhone. I then opened up OS Mail and it was STILL in the Inbox. What's crazy, is when i checked the Trash, it is in there as well?! This MobileMe is driving me crazy!
     
  8. UKmacman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just don't get it - sorry for being an idiot.

    To make things worse I thought my 'push' element had been sorted (apart from checking every time I go into the account) but I have just been out for a couple of hours and didn't take the iphone. I got back opened the macbook and 3 emails came through - I looked on the iphone and nothing. So I opened the mail on the iphone and instantly the 3 messages appeared.

    What's all that about?
     
  9. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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    They are still having problems with it. What you are experiencing is part of those problems, rather than a feature, so far as I can see. I've spent a lot of time on the apple support forums!
     

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