1. SJ12#WN's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there will be push email through gmail? Or any other service?
    03-13-2008 08:58 PM
  2. cmaier's Avatar
    Not known, though the only thing they actually announced was push through exchange. (Gmail would be through IMAP IDLE, presumably, which some people argue isn't "push," anyway).
    03-13-2008 09:29 PM
  3. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    I don't think GMAIL even supports IDLE yet. In fact, I think GMAIL's entire IMAP implementation is still pretty raw (i.e. needs a lot of work). The label -> folders thing, for example, is madness. I had to remove all my labels just to stop my iPhone and Mail.app from downloading multiple copies of each message.

    (Anyone know how Yahoo "push" works? Is it IDLE?)
    03-16-2008 04:55 PM
  4. cmaier's Avatar
    GMAIL does support IDLE. I use it in Mail.app to read google mail, and it definitely works.

    Yahoo Push uses some other thing - not IDLE. I forgot what it was. Proposed new spec. There is some discussion of it by Marc, the Chattermail guy, elsewhere on these boards.
    03-16-2008 06:28 PM