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Can the Iphone 4 push pop email accounts like a BB?


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I want my pop email to push to my inbox on my iphone. Can it be done with a pop account? That was one feature of my blackberry that I really miss. As soon as an email came into my inbox, it was in my phone. no waiting 15min etc. it was instant. can I do this with my new Iphone.
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That all depends on the email account provider. The phone is capable of receiving push email.

Who's your email with?

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it worked with my blackberry, so it should with my iphone then. how do you set it up?
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Blackberry mail is different in that it's a paid for server push service funded by your blackberry purchase/contract.

However I believe Rogers use email provided by Yahoo which provide a push service.

I've always has a few issues with yahoo push reliability, always preferred the gmail exchange method personally. That said just delete the yahoo settings reboot your phone then re-input the settings set to push rather than fetch and try that.

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I just set up a new iP4 on Rogers; I was able to configure my 2 email accounts without issue, but push doesn't seem to work regardless of how I adjust the settings.

One account is from Shaw, and the other my company's domain, hosted by IDK who...
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I use microsoft exchange as a work around. It offers instant push, but I think its IMAP not POP3

I have a Gmail acct, FWIW:

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That's my preferred solution too. It obviously involves an email switch which isn't for everyone but it works very well..

Link to official google instructions which are a bit more up-to-date than the previous link

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What do you mean, email switch?
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What do you mean, email switch?

As in a switch from whichever email provider you use now to gmail

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Oh ok. I will probably get a gmail account and forward my emails to it
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So what's the advantage of push email over just having your phone check for email periodically? I never really understood the need for push email, especially since it just uses the battery faster anyway.

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So what's the advantage of push email over just having your phone check for email periodically? I never really understood the need for push email, especially since it just uses the battery faster anyway.
Depends how quickly you want your email I guess, personal preference and all that.

Though one thing of note. On my 3GS or iPhone 4 I've never had any battery drain issues receiving push email.

If everything's working as it should Push should use less power. The exception being if you have mountains of constantly arriving email, in which case, timed requests would suit more.

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So what's the advantage of push email over just having your phone check for email periodically? I never really understood the need for push email, especially since it just uses the battery faster anyway.
I find it uses less battery. I have fetch turned off.

I need to get my email as quickly as possible, my livelihood depends on it. 15 minutes can be enough of a gap that I might lose a job. Also, a lot of people use email to communicate in real time in leiu of text or messaging.
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