is it possible to have mail update quicker than 15 minutes automatically??

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  1. GreeKNastY

    GreeKNastY New Member

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    for all you searchin gurus.....
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    so...as my question stated..would it be possible to have it update like every 5 mins instead of the minimum 15??..
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    i would also like to know if theres any way to change that 15 minutes is too long
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    I don't believe so. Maybe there's a way to write/edit the preference file by hand. Apple probably set minimum of every 15 minutes because it was originally designed for the iPhone and that'd be a lot of phone charges to update every 5 minutes...
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    There is an app called imapidle.app that watches for teh mail all the time. but its kinda buggy and closes out whenever it feels like it...lol
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    GreeKNastY New Member

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    ^ nice find..too comp. for me tho..lol
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    Too complicated? Not really - here are easier steps that'll work on Windows too...

    1) SFTP into your iPod Touch
    2) Go to /var/root/Library/Preferences/
    3) Find com.apple.mobilemail.plist and download it to your computer
    4) Check the ownership settings of the file on your iPod Touch (I think it's just Owner Read & Write)
    5) MAKE A BACKUP!
    6) Open the .plist file in your favorite TEXT editor (stay away from Word - use Notepad or BBedit or something similar)
    7) Look for the "AutoFetchInterval" in the file
    8) Change the value after it from "15" to "5" or however many minutes you want
    9) Save the file
    10) SFTP it back up to the same directory and replace the existing file.
    11) Make sure to reset the ownership for the file

    That should be it... it's really not that bad...
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    GreeKNastY New Member

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    how exatcly do you do steps 4 and 5?..;and 11
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    whenever you open it up it checks. if you want to know if youve got mail just open the app.
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    GreeKNastY New Member

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    i know..but i wwould rather just have it update every 5mins and have the mail evelope on the top beside the battery pop up..rather then open and close the app every 5mins

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