Does GMAIL Have IMAP IDLE PUSH EMAIL?

idle0095

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hello does gmail offer imap idle push email for the iPhone? so if i configure a gmail acct on my iPhone will it allow instant push of email. so when someone sends me a email to my gmail it will tell me right away on my iPhone. help.
 

psylichon

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the flavor of IMAP that google currently uses does not support push. Although, I have seen mail come in faster than my 15-minute auto-check window. It still isn't instant or reliable as a push platform at this time.

Hopefully with the new enterprise features this summer, Google will get on board with full push support.
 

idle0095

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so if i do the whole gmail thing will it check for mail every 15 mins? i didn't see a option to even change that feature or to even look every 15 mins
 

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It's under the settings application... there is a mail section there where you set the mail options.