All about "Push"

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  1. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    Push Info

    Introduction
    If you're reading this thread, you're probably wondering what "push" is. With the addition of Firmware 2.0, we now see support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, which utilizes "push". Now, this can be confusing if you, simply, have no idea what that is. Don't worry, this thread will answer all your questions (hopefully.)
    What is Push?
    "Push" refers to the technology known as Webcasting which "pushes" updates to you periodically, such as email, rather than having to manually check yourself. Usually, the mail would go to your ISP's (Internet Service Provider) mail server, which means you would have to go check, and "pull" the email. Basically, instead of wondering when you're going to receive that important email from your cousin, you'll be alerted when this email has arrived, therefore "pushing" the email straight to you. If you're still confused, think of RSS Feed. For example, when a new front page post is made on iPodTouchFans, a user subscribed to iPodTouchFans' RSS Feed would automatically receive the new article, therefore "pushing" it to them, while another unsubscribed user would have to go to iPodTouchFans and check for themselves.
    What does "push" support on Firmware 2.0?

    • Push email
      • Emails are pushed to you, instead of having to manually check yourself.
    • Push contacts
      • Contact lists are constantly up to date.
    • Push calendar
      • Upcoming events on the calendar are pushed to you, alerting you.
    How do I enable "push"?
    Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is automatically connected out of box. Through the Exchange ActiveSync application, you have the option to turn On/Off push email, calendar and contacts. There is also settings you can enable, and you can select which days to sync.
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  2. newdude

    newdude New Member

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    Good one. I am sure many are wondering what does "push" means. Cause Apple makes it sound like you're supposed to know already. push this, push that. wha??

    Thanks mate
  3. Ipodtouch97

    Ipodtouch97 Banned

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    good review!
  4. lilbrzboi

    lilbrzboi New Member

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    now, yu have to have a micrsoft exchange acc right?
  5. tipii

    tipii New Member

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    Thanks ive been wondering this.
  6. Joe Rossignol

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    Yeah.
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    or Be a Mobile Me subscriber right?
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    Mail2Web gives free exchange accounts...my thread tries to explain it...
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    There we go
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