1. cyclehide's Avatar
    I am using my company email adress on my windows 8 phone. My mail server supports imap idle.
    How can i use push mail on this account ? Its updating box every 15 min.

    Push mail is working on @live.com account.

    11-29-2012 01:15 AM
  2. kevin2577's Avatar
    Don't believe IMAP Idle is supported by WP8, if you can't change your mail delivery settings to "As new items arrive" then push is probably not supported on that account
    11-29-2012 09:40 AM
  3. cyclehide's Avatar
    There is no "As new items arrive" option. But i was using this email account on symbian phone with push mail technologie.
    11-29-2012 02:20 PM
  4. gapost's Avatar
    I have the answer!! I use a service called nuevasync for imap of my business mail on my WP8. I have used it on WP7 to. It works great. It costs a few dollars ($30??) but it works awesome for imap. And you can set it up as an Outlook account on your phone and get mail as it arrives.
    11-29-2012 03:50 PM
  5. MikeInBA's Avatar
    On a related note. I could have sworn on my WP7 device Gmail was able to use Push, but on my WP8 i only have the option to check every 15min?? Am i nuts?
    11-29-2012 03:57 PM
  6. gapost's Avatar
    On my google account, I have the option to download as mail arrives.
    11-29-2012 04:42 PM
  7. Digital Moe's Avatar
    There seems to be a limitation on the number of push accounts you can have on W8 both the phone and Surface will only let me set two accounts up with Push and the rest need a interval setting. I rally hope they address this with a future update.
    11-29-2012 05:09 PM
  8. philxor's Avatar
    I have four accounts setup as push, no issues.
    11-29-2012 09:04 PM
  9. revolvet's Avatar
    Set your default account, which can be either gmail or live, as "Outlook", so that it can be set "as items arrive".
    11-29-2012 09:09 PM
  10. cyclehide's Avatar
    What you mean " as "Outlook", " . My email server just IMAP4 server and supports IMAP IDLE.
    If i add this account as outlook asking me active directory and something ???
    could you explain us pls ?
    11-30-2012 08:58 AM
  11. MikeInBA's Avatar
    here is the answer:
    When setting up a gmail account you are giving two options “email only” or “email, contacts and calendar.” If you select the email contact and cal, you get to select push. If you select email only it sets it up smtp, which only gives you “every 15 minutes.”
    select the second option and just leave contacts and cal unchecked and all will be well.
    12-04-2012 08:04 AM
  12. SaucePolicy's Avatar
    I can confirm that the solution Mike posted works for me. I initially set up my Gmail to do email only and then found that tip and changed it to email, contacts and calendar and now I can select 'as items arrive'.
    12-04-2012 09:09 AM
  13. cyclehide's Avatar
    yes. its working for gmail. But i am trying to use my own mail server.

    Profimail was working great on Symbian
    12-04-2012 01:34 PM
  14. jh20001's Avatar
    Did anyone find a solution to this. I am using a custom mail server controlled via cpanel. Can't get wp8 to recognize push. I've tried both pop and imap. At the moment I think its added as imap. Anyways, not having push from these email accounts is driving me nuts as I use the domain for freelance.
    08-30-2013 07:30 PM
  15. foxbat121's Avatar
    wp8 does not support imap push. Probably never will. Windows 8 does support push mail on IMAP (as well as server search). So, it is not like MS doesn't know how to do it. It just won't do it to push its EAS.
    08-31-2013 08:32 AM
  16. jh20001's Avatar
    Well MS in my opinion is a pain in my arse and should get slapped in the face with a raw fish repeatedly. They market their phone as the new Blackberry for business users but they couldn't replace the business market with this kind of attitude if their life depended on it. I am an advid MS fan...stuck with them all these years but I am sick and tired of getting crapped on by stupid decisions.

    Honestly, I am kind of excited to see Steve Ballmer retire. I think after Win8 (on the PC side), MS needs some changes.

    and.....[/end of rant] :)
    08-31-2013 10:08 AM
  17. pankaj981's Avatar
    On a related note. I could have sworn on my WP7 device Gmail was able to use Push, but on my WP8 i only have the option to check every 15min?? Am i nuts?
    You can thank google for that. Google is gonna drop EAS support because of which we are stuck w/ IMAP only
    08-31-2013 10:17 AM

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