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question about k-9 settings

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by iamloco724, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Well-Known Member
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    im using my aol mail with k9 and its pushing the aol mail to my device now under settings there severeal things for syncing folders

    on folder poll check frequency it says never by default - what does this setting do or change?

    then it says folders to check with poll..what does polling mean?
     

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  2. Nepherim

    Nepherim Well-Known Member
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    Polling is when k-9 calls out to the server holding your email and asks "any new emails to download?" So you could set polling to 5 minutes, and k-9 would check for new email every 5 minutes.

    If you have aol pushing email to your droid, then there is no need to poll, as the server send the email to k-9, rather than k-9 having to check. Polling is equivalent to 'pull', the setup you have is a 'push'.
     

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