Why Does My POP3 Email Account Act Like Push Mail?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bostonian1976, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Bostonian1976 macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
    So I set up my personal account (my own domain), and it seems to be receiving new messages as soon as they come in, not at the set interval of checking every 30minutes. Why would that be?
  2. dagomike macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2007
  3. Bostonian1976 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
    nope - it'll just be when I'm using the ipod part, or even if it's just sitting on the desk..
  4. Bostonian1976 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
    anyone? it's DEFINITELY getting mail from my personal server the second that the mail comes through - and I have the mail settings to only check once an hour......
  5. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    Mine does this too... especially if it is connected to WIFI, I have mine set to check every 15 mins. Most of the time, the iphone gets the mail before the desktop! And the desktop is set to receive every 1 min.
  6. ascham87 macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2007
    Chicago, Illinois
    Same thing is happening with me, via Gmail. I set it to check only once an hour (to conserve battery), however it gets them almost instantly. I thought it was odd but I didn't mind, doesn't seem to be killing my battery at all, even if it is checking constantly or something.
  7. Bostonian1976 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
    yeah same with me - it's not killing my battery (though maybe my battery would last even longer if it wasn't doing this?? who knows?)

    BTW I switched these accounts over to Exchange settings, so now it's no longer POP3 as stated above....
  8. Sobe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    I've experienced the same thing.

    I use Thunderbird and I get gmail on my iPhone before it hits my desktop.

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