E-mail: Comcast vs Hotmail

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CHP4LiFe, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. CHP4LiFe

    CHP4LiFe New Member

    Aug 27, 2008
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    I did a quick search and didn't really come up with anything. I currently have my 3G setup with my Hotmail (premium) and Comcast E-mail accounts. With my Comcast account, anytime I receive an E-mail, I get the audible/vibrate notification along with the little "1" that comes up next to the Mail app. Great.

    With my Hotmail account, I don't get any kind of notification. I have to scroll all the way to the bottom of all of my Emails and click "Load More Messages: 2 unread."

    Am I missing something or is that just the way Hotmail is? I would like to have some notification that I have new E-mails with Hotmail.
  2. OJsakila

    OJsakila New Member

    Jul 15, 2007
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    Those might be the two worst possible email providers on the entire Internet. I wouldn't expect too much from either one.

    Go to settings and adjust which email account is default. Maybe that will help...
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  4. Swagger

    Swagger New Member

    Jul 9, 2007
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    Hotmail does not include PUSH. You have to manually pull your email. If you want a free PUSH email client. I would suggest Yahoo, if you want to pay MobileMe (when it works)...Mark

    Also: The iPhone will search for non PUSH email clients if you have fetch enabled...

    Settings>Fetch New Data> Set frequency of fetch
  5. vinnyvegas

    vinnyvegas New Member

    Apr 27, 2008
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    yes, I've found Yahoo & Gmail are best...my comcast works pretty good too but I had to play around w/ it a lot...& I cannot send emails via comcast, so I use Gmail...exported all contacts to gmail & just let important people know I'll reply via gmail...works great. Also found a work around group emails so I don't have to go select each & every person...

  6. IphoneTony

    IphoneTony Zealot

    Nov 10, 2007
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    I have comcast and love it. Make sure the outgoing mail server is set to smtp.comcast.net
  7. S-Man

    S-Man Member

    Aug 26, 2008
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    I have comcast also, and have had a difficult time sending emails. It's like they won't send until I get to my at-home wi-fi. Checking mail has not been a problem though.
    What I hate though, is that if the message is too long, i.e. too many replies, it won't load the message.
    Typing on this thing is a B too!

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