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How is Exchange ActiveSync a push email client?

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  1. MkVsTheWorld

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    Hi Everyone,

    I was just tinkering with my Droid Incredible's "Accounts & Sync" and I am confused about something. With the Gmail app, there is no option to designate how often to check do for messages because it's a push email client, good. But when I check my settings for Exchange, I am given options to select how often to sync. I was under the impression that Exchange ActiveSync is a push email service, meaning I shouldn't need to designate when I want it to sync because it pushes vs. pulling. Am I missing something here?

    BTW, I am running 2.2 froyo under SkyRaider 2.5
     

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    It is push, but you can configure it to not be push if you want. Does that make sense?
     
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    Okay, then I must have it set to not push because the only way I can get messages is by checking manually or asking it to sync. Is there some hidden setting to get exchange ActiveSync to push?

    BTW, Gmail is "pushing" well.
     
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    Not all Exchange setups support ActiveSync. Are you sure ActiveSync is available and that you're using it?
     
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    I am pretty sure that it is. Here is a hyperlink to where the instructions are...

    E-mail Through Mobile Devices

    The instructions imply that it works with Exchange ActiveSync but also says they offer no technical support. Some school, huh?
     

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