1. tuna's Avatar
    So, as of right now Gmail does not push to the iPhone. Yahoo has had it since 2.0 was released, but Google has not come up with a solution yet.

    After doing some research to see if I could get push to work, I found out that there are a couple of ways you can get push from Gmail. You have to forward your Gmail account through an Exchange server, a Yahoo account, or a MobileMe account.

    I will update this post later this evening... Don't have time right now... just wanted to start the thread so I remembered
    10-17-2008 11:51 AM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    10-17-2008 12:15 PM
  3. avt123's Avatar
    Forwarding my Gmail to my MobileMe email works instantly. Love it. Plus not having push Gmail actually made me get MobileMe and I can honestly say, I do not regret getting MobileMe at all, I like it a lot.
    10-17-2008 12:48 PM
  4. tuna's Avatar
    thanks for the info, badash.
    10-17-2008 01:45 PM
  5. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Hey Tuna, I wrote up a post (which has now grown to quite a long post) on how I setup my gmail to push to ymail. I wrote this a while ago and through user comments and other things I've discovered it's pretty thorough.

    my iPhone gmail push work around…thanks ymail! | When Will Apple?

    Hope this helps. If you have any questions I'll be watching this thread.
    10-17-2008 04:50 PM
  6. RolloM's Avatar
    Tuna,

    GMail push does not work because Apple has decided to have an exclusive deal with Yahoo. Exclusive deals are a good way to make even more money out of a product you sell (Yahoo certainly paid for this opportunity), but a bad way to make people happy (because the exclusive partner does not have to compete with others and can rest on his laurels once he has the deal). This is not Google's fault, it's Apple's.
    10-18-2008 06:59 AM
  7. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    RolloM,

    Any evidence of an exclusive deal with Yahoo?

    Gmail doesn't push on all other platforms either (which is why the idea of open source Android, which does get push, leading to code-exploration is appealing to so many).

    Of course, Google and Yahoo have both divided up iPhone territory (maps vs. stocks/weather), but search has options for both...
    10-18-2008 08:24 AM
  8. RichardG's Avatar
    gmail is not available on apple... any updates tuna?
    10-18-2008 10:08 AM
  9. tuna's Avatar
    I was just going to write about the options, but TiPB had a blog post that summed it up. Funny thing they posted the blog post right after I posted mine

    I can understand the fact that google would figure out Push for the G1 before they would give it to iPhone users. Makes good business sense. I'm about to try forwarding trough a Yahoo account to get push notifications for my Gmail. Then I can go into my Gmail account and manually update everything from my phone.
    10-18-2008 05:07 PM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    I was just going to write about the options, but TiPB had a blog post that summed it up. Funny thing they posted the blog post right after I posted mine

    I can understand the fact that google would figure out Push for the G1 before they would give it to iPhone users. Makes good business sense. I'm about to try forwarding trough a Yahoo account to get push notifications for my Gmail. Then I can go into my Gmail account and manually update everything from my phone.
    I can assure you that article was written before you post went up. Now it may have been posted after your thread was started, not sure but regardless, it was written well before your thread was started.
    10-19-2008 03:51 PM
  11. tuna's Avatar
    I figured it was, I was just amazed at my stellar timing
    10-20-2008 12:36 AM
  12. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    It was the G1 shipping that put it first and foremost in all our minds, I'd guess. (At least that's what got our current crop of Android articles going).
    10-20-2008 08:17 AM
  13. megscd's Avatar
    I've been getting Gmail on my iPhone before it gets to my Mac for the last 36 hours, and my Mac polls every 5 minutes. Whazzup with that? My iPhone is set to poll only every hour! Maybe Gmail flipped a magic switch or something?
    10-20-2008 10:59 PM
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