Just bought an iPhone 3G, setting up my email question

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in iPhone edited January 2014
Hi all,



I'm setting up my email on the iPhone 3G, and I can't for the life on me find the setting to choose on what days and between what times I want it to check automatically. Can anyone point me in the right direction? (I've tried Google, and I've looked through the AppStore for email utilities).



Many thanks.

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  • Reply 1 of 11
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,989member
    The default push settings are 15, 30 and 60 minutes.



    I set mine to manually so it retrieves when I open my inboxes, this way I can check a couple of times a day, which suits the way I use it.
  • Reply 2 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hill60 View Post


    The default push settings are 15, 30 and 60 minutes.



    I set mine to manually so it retrieves when I open my inboxes, this way I can check a couple of times a day, which suits the way I use it.



    Hmmm, what I want it to do is automatically check my email every 15/30 minutes, but only on weekdays, and only between 9am and 6pm. How do I set this?
  • Reply 3 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mrochester View Post


    Hmmm, what I want it to do is automatically check my email every 15/30 minutes, but only on weekdays, and only between 9am and 6pm. How do I set this?



    You can't.



    Your only choices are "every 15, 30, 60, or manually". You can't narrow it down to specific time frames or days.



    (Found in the "Settings" application ... under "Fetch New Data".)
  • Reply 4 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot View Post


    You can't.



    Your only choices are "every 15, 30, 60, or manually". You can't narrow it down to specific time frames or days.



    (Found in the "Settings" application ... under "Fetch New Data".)



    boy does that suck ass . I hate to say it after spending £350 on this motha, but my vast selection of Nokia S60 phones *can* do this, and it is incredibly useful. I think I just took it for granted that every phone would have this 'common sense' feature.
  • Reply 5 of 11
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,989member
    Well you could spend 2 or 3 seconds switching Fetch off on weekends, then switch it on again on Monday mornings.



    I know touching the screen a few times is such a chore but I'm sure you can manage it.



    You could use the calendar to set reminders.
  • Reply 6 of 11
    I don't see why it can't let you set up email retrieval in this way. Definitely one for a future firmware update.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    Can someone tell me what fetch is? I get that you can set intervals when you want the data retrieved with push but what is fetch?
  • Reply 8 of 11
    bbwibbwi Posts: 812member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bavlondon2 View Post


    Can someone tell me what fetch is? I get that you can set intervals when you want the data retrieved with push but what is fetch?



    It means exactly what the dictionary says. "To go and get". Your phone wakes up, goes and checks for mail on the server, then brings it back to the phone



    No special technical meaning
  • Reply 9 of 11
    So if I have fetch switched off but push on for evern 15 mins then will my mail and other stuff still update?
  • Reply 10 of 11
    There's no such thing as Push having time intervals; the data is pushed to the device as and when it arrives at the server. Fetch has set internals.
  • Reply 11 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bavlondon2 View Post


    So if I have fetch switched off but push on for evern 15 mins then will my mail and other stuff still update?



    Yes.

    With Fetch turned OFF, Mail "gets" new stuff when you start the Mail application.
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