iPhone 3G, push email, notification w/screen locked?

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  1. Silly Rabbit

    Silly Rabbit In training!

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    I'm now the owner of an iPhone 3G (the 8 gig ones are on sale for $99 with the impending release of the next gen iPhone!) I've only had it for a few days so I'm still working things out. I think I've got push email working via a Yahoo email account. But it seems like if the iPhone screen locks, the email notification goes to sleep, too. IOW, you have to unlock the screen in order to see any email notification. Which pretty much defeats the purpose(s) of having push email. :confused: I've Googled this problem & it seems I'm not the only one who has encountered it. But it still seems pretty stupid, if you ask me. So I'm wondering if there's something I've overlooked? Third party app that helps? Yahoo push email sucks?

    BTW, I did jailbreak it, so if there's some fix available that route, I'm good to go.

    TIA!
     
  2. brickman65

    brickman65 It's a state of mind..

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    Congratulations SR!!!!:D

    Unfortunately I do not know much about Yahoo "push" except that it was lacking. I use Mome and it buzzes or dings my phone even it is locked. Acts just like a BB. Rumor has it that Gmail is trying to get true push the iPhone but it is not there yet.:(

    I think Pupator, when he had his iPhone, had push email through a different service.:confused: I will have to look around and see what I can find.

    Let us know how it all goes!:newpalm:
     
  3. Mickeylittle

    Mickeylittle Former TX/Ipaq 210 User

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    My yahoo email either beeps or vibrates while device is locked depending on if I have it on silent or not.
     
  4. berylrb

    berylrb Mobile Deity

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    yeah congrats SR, i've never not had MMe so not sure how Yahoo Push works w/o MMe. I get a beep or a buzz

    Mickeylittle do you have MMe?
     
  5. Mickeylittle

    Mickeylittle Former TX/Ipaq 210 User

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    I'm a windows vista dude so I haven't looked at mobileme. Is it worth the $100 a year?
     
  6. berylrb

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    well yes and no. for a mac user i think it is, but for a PC user I'd have to really check it out.

    in the mac world, iCal, AB and Mail are seamlessly synced desktop<=>iphone<=>MMe, also iDisk functions virtually like a FTP server for large files, even an option for the link to die after 30 days I believe, all seamless again form within MMe no other apps needed.

    i thought it was MMe doing all the pushing but if you are getting Yahoo pushed w/o an additional app, MMe may not be worth the price if your sync services are acceptable to you, eh?
     
  7. Mickeylittle

    Mickeylittle Former TX/Ipaq 210 User

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    See I don't have outlook so I'm not syncing my calendar or contacts. I've messed around without much success with goosync. I'm waiting for 3.0 to see if there is a better solution.

    My real email account is with bellsouth.net but I couldn't send emails from it on 3G itwould only send on WiFi so I setup a Yahoo account and I have all my bellsouth mail automatically forward to yahoo and it works like a charm. People sent mail to my bellsouth account and within seconds it is automatically sent to my yahoo. I have push turned off and fetch set to check mail every 15 minutes. I guess if I needed my mail ASAP I could turn push on? I'm not that familiar with push.
     
  8. berylrb

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    yeah that's what i do, in the beginning i would push, but that's only for .me and .mac emails, and i had fetch set to 15 minutes, see fetch new data/advanced, POP and IMAP are fetch only 15 min, 30 min or hourly.

    however, sometimes it appears that POP and IMAP are being pushed ... but after nine months or so the thrill wore off and i preferred better battery life so I now have .me, .mac, and yahoo and my university email all set to 30 minutes. But my laptop Apple Mail app is still set to 15 minutes (choices are 1, 5, 30 or an hour)
     
  9. brickman65

    brickman65 It's a state of mind..

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    Yeah, that is the only thing about "push". It and 3G will eat up a battery!:( This is one of the few true gripes I have against my iPhone, the battery. In fairness I really push mine through out the day during the week. On the weekend I will turn 3G off and turn WiFi on for my home network and my battery life will double.

    Anyway, I wish Apple would take a page out of the BB play book about battery life.;)
     
  10. questionfear

    questionfear Google'd.

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    SR, push going to "sleep" has been a problem on and off with the iPhone for a while. A few questions:

    -Do you have push enabled in settings?
    -Do you have any other email accounts that are being checked?
    -Do you live in a 3G area? (If you're on EDGE much of the time, you won't get email pushed while you are on the phone, etc, which could be delaying its delivery later.)
     
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