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willbrawn's avatar

IPhone 2.0 has Micro Exhange. Will I be able to push my email if I have gmai?

Asked by willbrawn (6588 points ) June 30th, 2008 from iPhone
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damien's avatar

I think it’s just for the mobile me stuff but I’m not positive.

You could always use IMAP.. if your server supports the “IDLE” command (I’m not sure if gmail does), it makes IMAP pretty much the same as push email, as far as I know.

Maybe I’m missing something but I don’t really see what makes push email so special (compared to a well setup and maintained IMAP server).

waterskier2007's avatar

well push email automatically notifies you, and i dont think that IMAP does? i may be wrong though

damien's avatar

If it has the IDLE command, it will get email as it arrives. If it doesn’t it will get mail at the intervals the client checks at. At least I think that’s the case. Wikipedia says:

“IMAP in fact allows many notifications to be sent at any time, but not message data. The IDLE command is often used to signal the ability of a client to process notifications sent outside of a command running, which effectively provides a user experience identical to push.”

MarkHeftler's avatar

If you have gmail, no, it will not. Microsoft Exchange with Push Email work solely with that – Microsoft Exchange. Gmail can either be used via IMAP (which is great, but not pushed) or POP3 (which is not great and not pushed). Exchange is typically used for business applications and corporations. MobileMe, on the other hand, is “Exchange for the rest of us”, and I, for one, could not be more excited about it. I plan on used MobileMe Push Email alongside my spiffy new iPhone 3G. Mmm.

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