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    I have a basic question about the whole "push" "poll" thing...

    Im not a big e-mail user, imma mechanic by trade, but i do have extensive networking training, though slightly out-dated. My understanding of the "push" email, is merely that the "server" the email is received at, simply "pushes" or fwds that 'mail' to a pre-configured device. BIS (which is BLACKBERRY internet service, no?) Acts as a middleman "polling" your email from outside accounts at very small time intervals then "pushing" them fwd to our devices as if they were the original server. Since they have the servers and the bandwidth, they are able to do this quickly and efficiently, where as a device would kill a battery in an hour if it was polling every say 10-15 seconds.
    This being the case(to my understanding) Would the DEVICE not be able to recieve "push" mail from any properly configured mail server?

    On DROID we get "push" mail from Gmail because that is the GOOGLE servers doing the work for the GOOGLE device.
    SO BACK TO MY QUESTION...
    Could a user not set up an Email server on their home pc to do this "polling" and "pushing" in the same manner? Be it the user would have to leave their home PC running 24/7.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Drukan View Post
    Could a user not set up an Email server on their home pc to do this "polling" and "pushing" in the same manner? Be it the user would have to leave their home PC running 24/7.
    It would probably violate the TOS of most ISPs, as it's generally in their rules to not allow running a publicly accessible server (which it technically would be). Unless you paid for a business-class connection and a static IP address, it wouldn't really be doable anyways (plus you'd need to pay for a domain name).

    A better bet would be to set your email accounts up to forward to Gmail, and have it pushed from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave12308 View Post
    It would probably violate the TOS of most ISPs, as it's generally in their rules to not allow running a publicly accessible server (which it technically would be). Unless you paid for a business-class connection and a static IP address, it wouldn't really be doable anyways (plus you'd need to pay for a domain name).

    A better bet would be to set your email accounts up to forward to Gmail, and have it pushed from there.

    That's how I currently have things set up.at least for my important emails



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave12308 View Post
    It would probably violate the TOS of most ISPs, as it's generally in their rules to not allow running a publicly accessible server (which it technically would be). Unless you paid for a business-class connection and a static IP address, it wouldn't really be doable anyways (plus you'd need to pay for a domain name).

    A better bet would be to set your email accounts up to forward to Gmail, and have it pushed from there.
    see email is stopping me from switching, problem I have with this route is what if you need to reply to that email? then its kind of a hassle instead of being able to just respond there are extra steps. Some ISP's wont let you set it up to reply from gmail, or forward to gmail.

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    After searching various forums about the exchange email subject, I stumbled upon this thread:

    Corporate Calendar - Android Forums

    Gives some good info on the version of exchange server that seems to work for Droid....I'm going to run this info past my I.T. guys and see if what we have matches up....really need confirmation before I pull the trigger on a Droid...

    Oh and if I've violated a ten commandment by posting a link to another forum.....I'll take my spankings from Olta....:lmao:



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    Quote Originally Posted by C6StingRay View Post
    After searching various forums about the exchange email subject, I stumbled upon this thread:

    Corporate Calendar - Android Forums

    Gives some good info on the version of exchange server that seems to work for Droid....I'm going to run this info past my I.T. guys and see if what we have matches up....really need confirmation before I pull the trigger on a Droid...

    Oh and if I've violated a ten commandment by posting a link to another forum.....I'll take my spankings from Olta....:lmao:
    Olta? Stand in line LOL

    Exchange is working fine for me. My company account has no issues and email is nearly instant. I haven't tried to shared calendars LOL. Also, as with most AS devices, distribution lists do not sync.

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    Wirelessly posted

    Any issues with being able to accept meeting invitations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C6StingRay View Post
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    Any issues with being able to accept meeting invitations?
    None. Nor are there any issues sending them.

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