- 07-13-2008, 09:41 PM #2
- 07-14-2008, 12:11 AM #3
I don't know why this isn't available. Google and Apple seem to team up with a lot of applications and I know BlackBerry is push Gmail and Yahoo. I can't figure out why only Yahoo pushes to iPhone. It sucks because I want push but Yahoo doesn't even come close to Gmail so I am stuck with every 15 minutes. This is something I definitely want to see added in the future.
- 07-14-2008, 12:17 AM #4
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- 07-14-2008, 01:31 AM #6iPhone Beginner
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- 07-14-2008, 01:47 AM #7
- 07-14-2008, 08:35 AM #8
- 08-03-2008, 01:50 PM #9
I'm using ymail to get "push for gmail" and it works perfectly. It might almost be better since I setup filters to only forward email I want to know about immediately to ymail. At this point I don't know if I would use gmail for push directly if it became available because of this filter technique I'm using. One advantage I have is that I don't need any contacts or calendar from gmail since that is all done with my exchange account.
Here is a blog of what I did in more detail if you are interested:
When Will Apple? » my iPhone gmail push work around…thanks ymail!
- 08-03-2008, 01:57 PM #10
- 08-03-2008, 02:34 PM #11
If you only get a normal amount of messages a day then this push method will save you a lot of battery vs fetching every 15 to 30 mins. Of course manual is the best battery saver, but who wants to do that
- 08-03-2008, 04:29 PM #12
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- 08-03-2008, 06:20 PM #15
I have a gmail account and it pushes. It isnt an instant push but it does push them to my iphone rather quickly. I timed it at home. I sent an email from my Mac to my iphone and within 4 mins I had a notification on my phone saying I had an email. I can live with that until Sept. when Apple gets push email.
- 08-03-2008, 06:37 PM #16
Seems a lot of people are confused by the Push term. One easy way to tell is if it's not instant it's not push. Read this for more info Apple - Support - Discussions - Push vs Fetch - the facts instead of ...
For a fact gmail is not push and you can check this by going to...
Settings > Fetch New Data > Advanced
You will see here if you have an exchange or yahoo account that it says "Push", but the gmail will shows Fetch or Manual. If you go into the options you will see gmail doesn't even have the option to put it on push.
- 08-04-2008, 06:39 AM #17iPhone Newbie
- 41 Posts
As a BlackBerry Convert, I know what Push email is. It was great to receive emails almost instantly, and because i only use Gmail, it's frustrating to not have this option on the iPhone. Battery life isn't a problem with push, so it will be nice when we eventually have that option.
If Yahoo can have it, why can't Gmail?
- 08-04-2008, 08:16 AM #18
- 08-04-2008, 02:26 PM #19
Guys you can get Gmail to be PUSH and continue to use your gmail account for sending and receiving you just need a Mobile ME account, and you can trick it.
There's a couple of things you can do. Anyone got MobileME? i can tell you how to do it.
IM actually doing it right now. I dont even use my MobileME email address, i am stricly all gmail, with PUSH.
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