- 01-30-13, 09:07 PM #78
- 01-30-13, 09:14 PM #79
- 01-30-13, 09:22 PM #80
I slowly have been getting out of my old POP3 accounts for past couple of years anyway. A lot of other options around. Not really a problem for me, but I can see how this could be annoyance to some. There is always somebody or something that still has your old email address and you are afraid it could be important. But who ever has my old POP3 address I can give a damn about anyway. Not a life threatening problem
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01-30-13, 09:36 PM #81
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like others said BB10 works same as Android and iPhone, if push is supported it will be used. Gmail on playbook [with IMAP] vs Gmail App on Android both receive email at the same time [many times playbook is faster, maybe because it is on wifi while my phone is on 3g/4g).
- 01-30-13, 09:45 PM #82
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that POP is a legacy technology, and IMAP is the (relatively) "new" recommended technology over POP?
However, I'd think that stating "iPhone and Android works the same way" isn't a solution. It's more like re-stating the problem. BlackBerry is BlackBerry because it doesn't work the way iPhone and Android do
- 01-30-13, 10:10 PM #84
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- 01-30-13, 10:37 PM #86
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- 01-30-13, 10:38 PM #88
I've waiting to look at the BB10, but if getting mail from Exchange is a problem or will be hard or will cost extra money on the BB10 then I'll have to reconsider. Thanks for any replay or comments.
- 01-30-13, 10:42 PM #89
Windows Phone will use IMAP or POP3, but I think a lot of users will seriously question the decision to stay with Gmail in lieu of Outlook.com when Google has such bad development (as in, none) for Windows Phone. Windows Phones can still use EAS on their platform for another 6 months or thereabouts, BTW, but there is really no serious reason to stay with Gmail and deal with such bad support on a platform when there is a perfectly capable alternative available (nb4 someone starts naming obscure gmail features they "absolutely need").
Some OSes don't support IMAP IDLE at all, because there is really no benefit to it. The increased battery drain in many cases isn't really worth the "PUSH" you get from IMAP IDLE. I don't think any stock Android email clients support IDLE. I know Windows Phone doesn't (they've been very vocal about not supporting features that drain batteries, and limiting background tasks, etc.). The iPhone may, but it's pretty much null since Google has apps on iOS that arguably Rival their Android counterparts (Maps, Gmail, etc.) these days.
Ask yourself why do you think Google added EAS support to begin with?
If Gmail is so important that you cannot switch off of it, you may want to question your choice of platform, IMO. The experience is much better elsewhere if that's your thing.
IMAP4 and POP3 are both old (in tech terms, ancient) and desktop-centric technologies. Both of them. POP3 original spec is from 1988. IMAP4 was only about 4-5 years behind it. Basically, IMAP4 was developed around when Windows 3.1 was being released. Hope that puts some perspective on it.
If Google really wanted to liberate the world of Microsoft's proprietary push protocol, they'd open source and give away the one they use for Gmail on Android and iOS, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. I'm not sure what Apple uses for iCloud on iOS. I think they use PUSH Notifications to trigger a pull for their mail, but I'm unsure.
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- 01-30-13, 10:45 PM #90
- 01-30-13, 10:51 PM #92
And as has been said in this and all the other threads about this.. this is the same as all the other platforms.. That's not to say it wouldn't be better if BIS stuck around.. but I would assume dropping it had to do with bargaining positions with the carriers.. RIM has been under pressure to eliminate BIS fee's for years.. but like the decision or hate it.. understand it or don't.. saying you're going to switch because of it is nonsense because no one you're going to switch to does it any better..
- 01-30-13, 10:52 PM #93
But, I do think it's cute that some people have drank the Goolaid and keep all their emails sitting there. They say it with such conviction: "Why would I ever delete any mail." Umm, probably the same reason you shred and throw away stuff that comes from the mailman... I mean, you can always buy a safe and hoard it, but why would you do that???
At least they can get better targeted advertising...
- 01-30-13, 11:00 PM #95
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- 01-30-13, 11:10 PM #98
The problem with hosted services like Gmail is you're tied to them and the features they decide to drop with little notice.
- 01-30-13, 11:10 PM #99
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