question about k-9 settings


Android Enthusiast
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?


Well-Known Member
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'.