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Please Help Me Understand Blackberry Push Email.


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#1 MaMister

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:15 AM

I tried to do a search on the internet but got confusing answers....

Can anyone tell me how it works and is it true that it doesn't work on IMAP and why?

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:00 PM

I don't have a Blackberry, and haven't studied their technology, but knew where there was some more information about push mail. Just a starter tip: pull mail is the way things have mostly been, in typical web browser email, for example. You "pull" your email in by clicking on a button. Push email is when the mail server initiates instead of the user. I'd try to say that last bit in a more normal way except there is more than one way in which it does that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Push_email

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:27 PM

Here is an article that touches on your two main points being asked. I belive it gives a pretty good overview. IMAP IDLE: The best approach for 'push' email.

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