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Don't wanna use push for emails (save battery)

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by BigCiX, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. BigCiX

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    Follow these steps and you could save yourself the hourly push for emails. (This works for GMail). It sends you a text alert everytime you get an email. Most of the time in a matter of second. I used this method on my iphone to save battery life from email pushing.

    - log on to you gmail account
    - click on settings on the right top corner
    - click on fowarding and pop/imap tab
    - in the fowarding section click the "foward a copy of incoming mail to (at this point enter your 10 digit phone number@text.att.net)
    - click save changes

    you will now recieve a text message whenever you get an email. So all you battery hoggs can keep your push off if you want.

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    I don't think gmail sync uses all that much battery, but POP does use a lot of battery.
     
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    I can't begin to describe whats wrong with the OP.

    -Guys, Gals, completely disregard this thread. It doesn't make any sense.
     
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    LOL it is an interesting idea, but I agree it's not the way to go with Android phones... :)
     
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    POP doesn't use much battery power either.
     
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    When I used POP on my Android phone, it seemed to affect my battery life more than anything else... may have been something unique to Hotmail's pop server, but it was definitely affecting my battery life. Hotmails sucks too.
     
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    Hm, I use POP all the time. Some possibilities:
    -you get a ton of mail or a lot of large attachments
    -problem with the Email app. I use K9 which works great
    -setting polling to every minute uses more power than to poll every 10 minutes (but not much more, in my experience)
    -poor 3G signal uses a lot of power
     

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