Well my mail is not set on push or fetch and I still get emails that get pushed anyway. Sometimes they r a few hours behind but I don't mind. I have my gmail set to send me a text message everytime I get an email. That way I safe battery power and have push & fetch set to off.
Yeah it's been pretty flaky for me. I switched back to IMAP fetch after a day. The other thing that drove me nuts was I could NOT delete a message...I'd have to swipe, delete, then it goes to All Mail, then manually go into All Mail and then MOVE it to the trash. No thanks...push is way cool but I just don't need email that quickly, 15 min is enough.
I have my push settings and my email set for email@example.com. Do I need to change it to googlemail.com? Does that help. It worked fine up until about a week ago. Also, do I need to disable IMAP or POP in my gmail settings? Is there a conflict there? I thought it wouldn't make a difference but now I am not sure.
Mine worked the first week flawlessly and rivaled the way my trial MobilMe account operated. After that though it started to lag. Yahoo push has been operating fairly well but I prefer gmail over yahoo. I am hoping their server issues get resolved and that this fixes this lag issue. Not giving up yet.