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  1. nate51

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    In Android under Settings/Accounts & Sync there seems to be no way to add the HTC mail program or even a specific IMAP account to the sync. Does anyone know a way around this without downloading a 3rd party app? I have read that you can add your IMAP accounts to Gmail, but I don't seem to have that option as it will only allow Gmail emails to be added, also does the sync, sync up the gmail app or just the specific gmail account?
     

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    The HTC Mail client doesn't support push email - but - you can specify the polling period individually for each account and what those rates should be in your primetime/offtime definitions. Those settings are within the apps. My work email updates every 5 minutes during business hours, every 4 hours otherwise. My friends and family email updates are kinda the opposite.

    IMAP doesn't mean push - it's a management strategy for synchronizing your mail on the client vs. the server. That it supports connected and disconnected mode operations is what gives it the appearance of full push.
     
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    Add it via your mail client.

    You'd add accounts for gmail to check via the full gmail site -- not via the gmail app on your device.

    It's really IMAP IDLE that does that. Push has nothing to do with connected/disconnected mode operations. It's all about the server pushing mail as it arrives to the client.
     

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