1. NYCJon's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I'm just recently new to the iPhone game (received my 4s yesterday after 7 years on blackberry) - so far I'm very happy with it, but I had a question I hope some of you can help me understand...

    On blackberry, emails were pushed to my phone instantly to their respective inboxes. I believe this was a BES function. On my 4s, I sometimes receive email notifications, but sometimes have to manually click on the mail icon to refresh the inboxes to read new emails.

    Can somebody clear this up for me? Is there a setting I can change to make all inboxes instantly receive emails and notify me?

    (I'm aware this is probably a pretty green question, but anyway...)

    Thanks for the help.

    NYCJon
    10-16-2011 10:32 AM
  2. phillies20's Avatar
    Make sure your email Push notifications are set to yes. push email on an iphone will never be as fast as a blackberry.. just the way it is. Enjoy your new Iphone!!
    10-16-2011 10:37 AM
  3. BiG BaLLA 923's Avatar
    Yeah, came from long line of blackberry too! The push needs to be on like he said and it kinda pushes the email. What you're talking about wasn't just for BES though, as it was on BIS too. The push is a lot slower but that was about the only thing that blackberry did very well.
    10-16-2011 10:40 AM
  4. Joe McG's Avatar
    Not all email servers are push compatible so you need to make sure "fetch email" is set to 15 minutes so the phone checks.
    10-16-2011 10:45 AM
  5. NYCJon's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick responses -

    Yea, I realized my gmail isn't push compatible so I switched the fetch option to 15 minutes.

    For my push compatible emails, though - how long does it usually take for them to send you the mail notification? I've waited 10+ minutes for some test emails ... is that pretty standard?
    10-16-2011 10:49 AM
  6. BiG BaLLA 923's Avatar
    I honestly don't know how long it usually takes, but I've found it to be relatively slow. It isn't a blackberry that's for sure.
    10-16-2011 10:53 AM
  7. NYCJon's Avatar
    It could also be a busy server issue, I guess...

    For example, the email I used to sign up for this forum with sent me the notification instantly - but it took about 10 minutes for a test email i sent using the same email ...
    10-16-2011 11:05 AM
  8. SMELTN's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick responses -

    Yea, I realized my gmail isn't push compatible so I switched the fetch option to 15 minutes.

    For my push compatible emails, though - how long does it usually take for them to send you the mail notification? I've waited 10+ minutes for some test emails ... is that pretty standard?
    gmail is push compatible... Actually you have to set it up as an exchange account and it comes through INSTANTLY all the time..

    Here are the instructions

    Setting up Google Sync with your iOS device - Google Mobile Help
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    10-16-2011 11:08 AM
  9. IndoX's Avatar
    Gmail, yahoo, hotmail, and mobileme are able to go through push services. AOL isn't.
    10-16-2011 11:13 AM
  10. Rockdog97's Avatar
    gmail is push compatible... Actually you have to set it up as an exchange account and it comes through INSTANTLY all the time..
    thats good to know.. thanks for the link.
    10-16-2011 12:09 PM
  11. SMELTN's Avatar
    np just click the thanks button if it helps
    10-16-2011 12:11 PM
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