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# 18915 29-Jan-2008 14:14
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Owners of iPhone and / or iPod Touch, make sure when you're setting up your mail account that you choose 'Y! Mail' as the account type, rather than 'Other' if you use Xtra e-mail.

The advantage is that your mail app will be in perfect sync with the Yahoo!Xtra webmail client.

All your folders, sent items, trash etc will magically appear on your device - even sent items that you sent long before you even owned your device will be available to you. This also means that when you send an e-mail from your iPhone / iPod Touch, the email will be in the 'sent items' on webmail as well.

iPhone owners get an added bonus - Push E-mail. Your Xtra e-mails will be delivered via 'push', which means you don't have to manually check for e-mail or set your iPhone up to check every 15 minutes. If you receive a new email, it will be 'pushed', Blackberry-style, to your device automatically.

Now, if only Outlook was this good....!

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  # 107400 29-Jan-2008 14:34
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Actually all users of the Mail app on both iPhone and iPod touch get IMAP push email with Yahoo! Mail and Gmail preset.

Yahoo! haven't publicly released a IMAP server for public use, so we are actually quite lucky.




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  # 107410 29-Jan-2008 15:41
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I'm not sure that's right... I own an iPod Touch and I certainly haven't had any e-mails being pushed through. Also, this quote is from Apple's own website:

"iPod touch and iPhone support free Yahoo! email accounts. For iPhone customers only, Yahoo! provides free "push" email accounts. With a push email account, email is transferred to iPhone as soon as it is received by the mail server."

 
 
 
 


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  # 107411 29-Jan-2008 15:48
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I have an iPod touch and I have IMAP push email with my Yahoo!7 email account.

I really do have IMAP push email with Mail.app in my ipod touch 1.1.3. It's a late update which brought the Mail app which might explain why it only says the iPhone has IMAP email.




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  # 107414 29-Jan-2008 15:59
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Hmmm... so if somebody e-mails your Yahoo!7 address, a little '1' appears on the mail icon on your springboard instantly, without you actually going into the mail app to check for mail or setting it up to autocheck every 15 minutes?

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  # 107415 29-Jan-2008 16:05
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Yep.



I've even got proof. When it fails to connect, a message appears saying that it can't access the server "imap.apple.yahoo.com"




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  # 107418 29-Jan-2008 16:11
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Well, that's not proof that it is 'pushing' email to your touch, I get that message too if the connection fails. Mail is definitely not being 'pushed' to the device, though, I have to go into the Mail app to check if I have mail. I have also tested it with a free yahoo.com address and the same thing.

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manhinli: I have an iPod touch and I have IMAP push email with my Yahoo!7 email account.
I really do have IMAP push email with Mail.app in my ipod touch 1.1.3. It's a late update which brought the Mail app which might explain why it only says the iPhone has IMAP email.


As you have said, and as I believe Steve98 means, this is a new update for the ipod touch 1.1.3 iphone apps. Or are you saying that it worked prior to you updating to 1.1.3?

If it only worked after you updated to 1.1.3 then that is what Steve98 is saying

If you are saying it worked prior to 1.1.3 update - I find that hard to believe and if anyone else out there who has a 1.1.2 touch can confirm this for me that would be great.





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  # 107427 29-Jan-2008 17:02
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This is what I meant to say:
  • The Apple website stated that the 'iPhone' was capable of push email. The iPod touch previously DID NOT have Mail.app installed (unless you jailbroke it). The recent 1.1.3 (with Software Update) provided Mail.app, which is also capable of IMAP 'push' email.
  • As said before, Mail.app has ALWAYS had the IMAP 'push' functionality, but Mail.app was never preinstalled on any version prior to 1.1.3 (with Software Update).
If a person says they've got Mail on iPod touch with a version below 1.1.3 (and it has to have the 'update' to enable it), then they've unofficially got their application through jailbreaking.




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