1. Libuff's Avatar
    so i got this thing figured out.. BUT.. so far you NEED to be using Me.com which is wasting what were tryign to do here...

    i've been able to add the SMTP.GMAIL.COM to the iphone... then turn off SMTP.MAC.COM or ME.COM (whatever)..

    now when i send email, its sent as my @gmail.com name... gmail gets email, fowards to mobile me, and i get push email back and forth...

    i've tried this with ymail.com so far, and you cannot disable the smtp.yahoo.com server... more to come...


    UPDATE:i've also just tried mail2web.com and since its an exchange server, it wount let you use anything BUT its smtp server to send, so no beans there... if anyone finds a PUSH (imapv4) server, which allows you to switch SMTP servers, then you're all set...
    Last edited by Libuff; 08-08-2008 at 12:58 PM.
    08-08-2008 12:50 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    so i got this thing figured out.. BUT.. so far you NEED to be using Me.com which is wasting what were tryign to do here...

    i've been able to add the SMTP.GMAIL.COM to the iphone... then turn off SMTP.MAC.COM or ME.COM (whatever)..

    now when i send email, its sent as my @gmail.com name... gmail gets email, fowards to mobile me, and i get push email back and forth...

    i've tried this with ymail.com so far, and you cannot disable the smtp.yahoo.com server... more to come...


    UPDATE:i've also just tried mail2web.com and since its an exchange server, it wount let you use anything BUT its smtp server to send, so no beans there... if anyone finds a PUSH (imapv4) server, which allows you to switch SMTP servers, then you're all set...
    I tried so hard a long time ago to get that to work with gmail. I gave up and switched to Mobileme... You might be trying all for nothing. I think you have a better chance of Gmail actually doing something to enable push. Which I doubt we will see.

    ***Hey this was post 1000 for me...
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 08-08-2008 at 01:49 PM.
    08-08-2008 01:47 PM
  3. vwpowa's Avatar
    Gmail does offer push email service. The software on the client side must support it. It is called IMAP IDLE . So when someone develops software for the iphone that supports IMAP IDLE problem will be solved. Do a google search on it if you want to read up on it.
    08-08-2008 02:09 PM
  4. JustinHorn's Avatar
    i've tried this with ymail.com so far, and you cannot disable the smtp.yahoo.com server... more to come...
    Yeah, I wasn't able to do that, but if you look at my write up on what I did you can still send from ymail as if you are from gmail by just selecting the from address...yes it takes an extra 10 seconds, but it works.
    08-08-2008 02:47 PM
  5. Mindflayer's Avatar
    Gmail does offer push email service. The software on the client side must support it. It is called IMAP IDLE . So when someone develops software for the iphone that supports IMAP IDLE problem will be solved. Do a google search on it if you want to read up on it.
    IMAP IDLE (RFC2177) is not PUSH.
    08-21-2008 11:39 AM
  6. Libuff's Avatar
    IMAP IDLE (RFC2177) is not PUSH.
    THANK YOU!

    i keep banging my head on teh desk when people say "imap idle = push" i had a treo with imap idle client on it... it connected to my gmail account, and within 15 minutes my cell battery would be dead. thats IMAP IDLE... push is NOT that connection intensive...
    08-21-2008 02:11 PM
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