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Old March 27th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Gmail app uses what we call server push - your gmail will be pushed to your phone so it's basically getting you your email in real time (as much as your network allows).

I don't use the Gmail app at all - I strictly use the Mail app, and set it to poll my various accounts at independent rates, and also by time of day.

My work email - every 15 minutes during work hours is fine, otherwise, hush. My friends and family sending me the latest jokes - every so often during work hours, every hour during my off-time.

And - the Mail app is HTC-specific, so it takes advantage of text reflowing on zoom, etc, etc.
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