Push email: Fact or Fiction????
I do love the iPhone. My line of work is changing and email is becoming increasingly important. I have my email on yahoo. I find the push email to be inconsistent and unreliable. With push on, I sometimes get the email instantly and more often much later. Sometimes even a few hours later. To be on the safe side I have it set on fetch for every 15 minutes.
Am I doing something wrong? Is there a work-around or an app I could buy to guarantee reliable push email? Mobile Me?
Am I going to have to get a blackberry to get reliable and instant email service? I'm trying to avoid that option.
- 07-25-2009, 06:54 AM #2
MobileMe does claim to be an Exchange-style push email system. i am considering it myself. or you can setup Exchange/Outlook on the iPhone. having no experience yet with either of these on the iPhone, i can't promise you it's as reliable and instant as you are requiring. maybe others will jump in and provide more detail from their experiences.
- 07-25-2009, 07:30 AM #3
- 07-25-2009, 08:56 AM #4
- 07-25-2009, 10:10 AM #5
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- 07-25-2009, 10:54 AM #7
I too have both MobileMe and exchange emails. They both work consistantly and instantly for me. I have heard the rumor that when the iPhone is in deep sleep mode that I'd does not notify you of a new messege unless you wake the phone. Sometimes if I haven't touched my phone in a while and I wake it up I get a few notices of new emails. I am not sure if the rumor is true. But it could be.
For the most part I have gotten everthing immediately. I will do some testing when the phone is in deep sleep mode.
- 07-25-2009, 10:56 AM #8
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- 07-25-2009, 11:25 AM #10
Originally Posted by iphoneswitcher
In my environment Active Sync the same or faster the BES. The downside is once the phone goes to deep sleep receiving emails lags or doesn't work at all until the phone comes out of sleep, even with push on. Blackberries are far better here.
Actually I believe the main culprit to delayed push emails or none at all in sleep mode is if you have wifi on and connected. I've done a lot of testing and having wifi on and connected even with cellular connection causes delayed or no emails during sleep on my iPhone 3GS for push mobileme email.
If I keep wifi off I receive my push mobileme email on time without delay even when the device has been in sleep for a couple of hours. I can replicate this repeatedly.
This is some sort of software or router setting issue. This is my first iPhone and not sure if this is something caused by os 3.0 or if its also present in 2.2? From what I have herd from others os 2.2 does not have this issue.
this where I heard the rumor.
- 07-25-2009, 11:36 AM #11
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 07-25-2009 at 11:42 AM.
- 07-25-2009, 11:42 AM #12
Sorry to imply that I don't believe you. That is not the case. You are THE IPhone man.
I have had the same happen to me though. And it was on both MobileMe and exchange. At the same time. I am just saying that maybe there IS a glitch while wifi is on during deep sleep.
- 07-25-2009, 11:44 AM #13