1. Crunch's Avatar
    I'm happy about the fact that I am now getting my two Yahoo and Gmail accounts pushed to my iPhone 3GS. When I initially set up Gmail as the third account to be pushed, I didn't know that I could only have one MS Exchange account. Am I correct in assuming that this is yet another artificial bricking of the iPhone's capabilities on the part of Apple? If so, is there a workaround?

    Also, what makes Yahoo so special in that they are the only webmail provider to be able to make true Push available on the iPhone without the need of Exchange or any other configuration, similar to Apple's MobileMe service?

    Thank you!
    01-16-2010 12:51 AM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    What makes you think your Yahoo mail is being pushed?
    01-16-2010 07:56 AM
  3. flyingember's Avatar
    You can only have one push account that's not mobile me setup with your activesync slot

    it's not push

    the one slot is likely a microsoft limitation
    01-16-2010 12:37 PM
  4. c_rader's Avatar
    i never saw the need for more than 2 mail accounts.
    01-17-2010 10:22 AM
  5. flyingember's Avatar
    i never saw the need for more than 2 mail accounts.
    I have 5. work, personal, business, google, mobile me
    01-17-2010 05:25 PM
  6. Crunch's Avatar
    What makes you think your Yahoo mail is being pushed?
    The fact that mine are pushed.

    Here: Supported push mail accounts on iPhone and iPod touch
    01-18-2010 07:02 AM
  7. willthetech's Avatar
    CrunchDude it looks like you have a jailbroken iphone, there is way to add more than one activesync account in jailbroken iphones. i cant post links yet sorry! next post
    Last edited by willthetech; 01-18-2010 at 08:22 AM.
    01-18-2010 08:20 AM
  8. willthetech's Avatar
    01-18-2010 08:21 AM
  9. flyingember's Avatar
    The fact that mine are pushed.

    Here: Supported push mail accounts on iPhone and iPod touch
    what mail server types did you use to setup both email accounts?
    01-18-2010 09:15 AM
  10. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I've read that it is a limitation of Microsoft Exchange on all smart phones, not just the iPhone, that limits you to only one.
    01-18-2010 10:24 AM
  11. flyingember's Avatar
    I've read that it is a limitation of Microsoft Exchange on all smart phones, not just the iPhone, that limits you to only one.
    exactly, it's a Microsoft thing since it's activesync.
    01-18-2010 01:44 PM
  12. Alli's Avatar
    The Palm Pre can do multiple Exchange accounts, but it's actually something that Palm has done that tricks Exchange into thinking there's only one.
    01-18-2010 02:42 PM
  13. Crunch's Avatar
    Nice! Thank you. And yes, of course, my iPhone is jailbroken.

    To get a 2nd Exchange account, you can use a Jailbreak app called AddExchange, which just last night got a fresh update. Pretty straight forward. Two of my accounts are Yahoo, so they push just fine. One @att.net is also Push natively, because it is Yahoo-based, and currently I'm using m.google.com for Exchange. NuevaSync.com is another Exchange solution which works well, and is four times less expensive than MobileMe.

    As for those who are wondering as to why I would want more than one account pushed, well, that's because I came from the BlackBerry platform where I was used to having 8 email accounts from 5 different domains pushed flawlessly. No configuration besides simple setup needed. That said, I don't mind the extra config at all. What I've been wanting in the iPhone has just now become possible thanks to OS 3.1, the added benefits of the 3GS, and the jailbreak of course.

    I am blown away...blown a-way by how seamlessly so many Jailbreak as well as AppStore applications are running concurrently, in the background, integrated with one another, and integrated into Apple's OS 3.1. The same goes for Settings from both OS 3.1 and Cydia (mainly). It has not crashed on me once.
    01-18-2010 08:29 PM
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