1. jleebiker's Avatar
    If this is a duplicate post, please forgive me. I did use the search, but couldn't find a resolution.

    I have a multitude of accounts on Gmail and Hotmail. Currently, I have them all installed on the WP and they work fine, except for one thing. Lack of push notifications. I used the common sense connector when adding the account, i.e. Google for Google accounts Hotmail/Live for Hotmail accounts. Should I have used a different type? Exchange possibly? I've read some posts that the IMAP implementation on WP isn't 100% as it should be. Which option should I be using for instant notifications?

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
    12-19-2011 04:38 PM
  2. CHIP72's Avatar
    If this is a duplicate post, please forgive me. I did use the search, but couldn't find a resolution.

    I have a multitude of accounts on Gmail and Hotmail. Currently, I have them all installed on the WP and they work fine, except for one thing. Lack of push notifications. I used the common sense connector when adding the account, i.e. Google for Google accounts Hotmail/Live for Hotmail accounts. Should I have used a different type? Exchange possibly? I've read some posts that the IMAP implementation on WP isn't 100% as it should be. Which option should I be using for instant notifications?

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
    1) Go to "Settings"
    2) Select "Email + Account"
    3) Select e-mail account (Hotmail/Windows Live, Gmail) for which you want to change settings
    4) Click on "Download New Content" setting
    5) Change setting to "As Items Arrive"

    With IMAP e-mail accounts, the most frequent setting available is every 15 minutes.
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    12-19-2011 05:15 PM
  3. jleebiker's Avatar
    1) Go to "Settings"
    2) Select "Email + Account"
    3) Select e-mail account (Hotmail/Windows Live, Gmail) for which you want to change settings
    4) Click on "Download New Content" setting
    5) Change setting to "As Items Arrive"

    With IMAP e-mail accounts, the most frequent setting available is every 15 minutes.
    Thanks! I left them as their original Google or Hotmail and changed that setting and all good now. Thanks! I had a "DUH!" moment when I clicked that setting and realized I didn't even try and explore the options. Sorry!
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    12-19-2011 06:07 PM
  4. jfa1's Avatar
    Its no biggie we are all here to help each other and the ecosystem!
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    12-19-2011 06:37 PM
  5. CHIP72's Avatar
    Yeah, no big deal - I like helping people when I can (and helping someone with a tech-related issue is a real rarity for me!).
    12-19-2011 07:09 PM
  6. Murani Lewis's Avatar
    thank you so much for this information. I just spent 30 minutes looking on the windows phone website and in gmail settings page on the web. Then it hit me that i'd probably find what I was looking for on the WPCentral forum. thanks again
    04-01-2013 11:49 PM
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