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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Don S, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Don S

    Don S Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    About a week ago or so, I noticed that when e-mails get sent to my Gmail account, I get very inconsistent push to my Droid. Occasionally it will update instantly, but most times it will take much much longer (hours). I can go into Gmail on the Droid , sync, and the new e-mails will show of course. But the "push" seemed to stop working consistently about a week ago.

    Anyone else notice this?

    p.s. My Droid is still on 2.0, I haven't gotten the 2.0.1 update yet - perhaps 2.0.1 will correct this anyway. Here's hoping ... :)

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  2. longball10

    longball10 Well-Known Member

    I have had this happen also.. In fact, I wont rec any email until i reset the phone then all kinds of notifications come through.. Weather alerts, email etc.. Am i setting something wrong?
  3. Wakey

    Wakey Well-Known Member

    I've noticed the same for a couple days..
  4. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    I haven't noticed it but gmail is not my primary account so I don't get many emails. I usually have it turned on on the computer as well as the phone and it usually gets to the phone first.

    ETA: I just sent myself an email at 9:08. It arrived at my phone almost immediately and now my computer has received it as well. I do not use the stock email app. I use handcent.
  5. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    you havent gotten your update yet? very weird
  6. Don S

    Don S Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I saw in another thread they are rolling the updates out over the next few days, so I am not worried. More worried about this push e-mail issue though ..
  7. Nidisa

    Nidisa Well-Known Member

    Gmail push is at a crawl for me as well. My corp mail is popping up just as fast as before. No rhyme, no reason :)
  8. vikingisson

    vikingisson Android Expert

    mine is pushing instantly so I haven't noticed any delays. gmail isn't my primary email either but what I do is to have all my other accounts forward to gmail (usually keeping a copy at the original server) and I get an instant notification and can then decide if I want to check the original email account or deal with it in gmail. This allows me to keep the other accounts on a long sync time and save battery. This has been a real time saver for me since one of my other accounts is VPN access only and I now only need to connect when I really need to thanks to gmail push to the phone. I like it.
  9. DroidSteve

    DroidSteve Newbie

    I didn't know that Handcent handled any email. Is it a good email app?
  10. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    I meant K9 mail. (I was sending my daughter a message at the time of that post and had handcent on the brain.)
  11. raptorjrf

    raptorjrf Newbie

    I've been having the same problem with gmail AND my POP3 account !
  12. Pete

    Pete Newbie

    I'm on 2.0.1 and Gmail push has not been working for me (or perhaps it's just really slow, but I have received mail on my computer that has not yet arrived on the Droid). My exchange account has been pushing fine and quickly.
  13. Don S

    Don S Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Drats. I was hoping 2.0.1 would fix whatever has been plaguing the Gmail push lately. Oh well, hopefully Google/Verizon is aware of this.

    I wonder if any other phones are having this issue?
  14. vikingisson

    vikingisson Android Expert

    Any chance that the provider network might be having issues? Have you tried it while on WiFI? Mine is still pushing instantly. (Magic v1.6) Hope it isn't a v2.x issue.
  15. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    I don't think so. Possibly a regional issue. I have 2.0.1 and I'm not having any problems sending or receiving gmail.
  16. Don S

    Don S Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Doesn't seem to be a network issue. It doesn't push over WiFi either. :( It is becoming a bother now. I hope it is addressed soon ..
  17. Snaz

    Snaz Member

    I've been having similar problems for a couple days now. The notification panel sometimes claims new gmail....then I go to the screen and the inbox won't refresh and show it to me.... Or I just get no notification for hours.

    I'm technology handicapped....so offbeat question....but could google be bogged down with droid updates and affecting gmail?
  18. marcfogel

    marcfogel Newbie

    I have Google Apps Sync (push on my iPhone 3GS, Droid arrives today), the last few days it has been terrible, pretty much useless. I think this presents huge problems for Google.

    1. They are attempting to lure enterprise customers away from Microsoft, yet they don't provide a reliable mobile solution.

    2. People using the Droid, who are experiencing this issue may think it is their Droid and may not realize it is gmail. Black eye for the Droid?

    Google needs to address this ASAP
  19. admorris

    admorris Member

    Count me in as having slow "push" as well for the last few days. Not a huge concern, as emails are usually delayed 30 mins or so. I can see however if you relied heavily on emails that this would present a problem. Google is on top of things and I am sure they will get this cleared up asap.
  20. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Android Expert

    I have noticed if you have your 3rd party emails forwarded vs using mail fetcher the results are much better in gMail.
  21. Don S

    Don S Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Not sure about that. I have had zero problems with gmail push until about a week ago or so. Something must have happened on Google's side it seems.
  22. Don S

    Don S Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well .. I got the 2.0.1 update last night, and - perhaps coincidentally - my Gmail e-mail push seems to be working fine today ... Anyone else's better now?
  23. Jason8

    Jason8 Newbie

    No I am still having problems, but for me it pretty much started up over the last couple days. Perhaps not coincidentally (or perhaps it is a coincidence, I have no friggin idea), I have just recently started using Home replacements. Anybody think it could be related to a new home replacement? Got the update this morning...worse than ever....
  24. Don S

    Don S Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Mine is not pushing again as well. Seems to come and go .. :-/
  25. spectrrr

    spectrrr Well-Known Member

    ditto to all the above. My push email is.... SLOW.
    just sent a test email, took 2.5 minutes to arrive. Not the end of the world, but it used to show up quicker than my browser could refresh.
    yes, I have the 2.0.1 update.

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