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How to get push MobileMe email on an Android phone
Submitted by Doron Katz
Posted Jun 22 2010 07:57 PM
Many of us who have moved on from the iPhone to an Android device, might have moved on to using gmail but for those of us who have been on MobileMe for quite some time, we don't have to get rid of it just yet. While we can use IMAP/POP to access MobileMe on our Android phones, we do lack something that those gMail people enjoy... Push Email. The ability to get the emails as soon as they are on the server, rather than polling and wasting our batteries inefficiently.
The default email clients (HTC Mail or gmail) do not offer that for MobileMe, but there is a new kid in town, K9. K9 is an open-source project, free for use, so download it, set up which folders you want the client to support push for (probably all your subfolders) and there you go. And you know what, if you set up server-side rules for MobileMe (with the new refresh), this will be supported as well, whereas the poor iPhone does not even support push emails to sub-folders via server-side rules.
adfm : Jun 23 2010 08:18 AM
Alternative solution by NeilShorey
Posted Sep 04 2010 01:42 AM
You can also access your MobileMe files using 'Android SMEStorage'. It needs an account at SMEStorage.com but it's a good way to manage and work with your MobileMe files. You can also schedule your email to be Archived and access it via the App.
Alternative solution by Rosdol
Posted Sep 30 2010 01:19 AM
but is there a way of using mobileme to sync ical and address book on an android as one can on an iphone please
Alternative solution by castanonjm
Posted Dec 13 2010 06:02 PM
Thanks for the smestorage tip. It was easy and more importantly it worked. Thanks again