Push Email !! On or Off?

Soldato
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ok just set my 3mail account up and it asked to active push email, what are the advantages and disadvantages of using this feature?

can it be expensive?

Thanks


Westie
 
Soldato
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Haven't personally bothered setting up Push Email on my Vario II. If I want to check my email, I just do it manually. I have no personal need or urgency for my email to be "pushed".

If you have a WnW package then I can't see how it would be expensive.

One major downfall would be battery life. If you sent the phone up to sync with the email server every half hour then I can see battery life going rapidly. As the phone would be constantly establishing and using the data connection.
 
Associate
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Push e-mail, I'm assiming using the MS exchange push e-mail option on the Vario II:

Advantages:
Instant e-mail (duh!)
Geeky/coolness factor
Can be a life saver if you you live/die by e-mail

Disadvantages:
Increased battery drain (quite an increase)
higher data charges
Can cause WM5 devices to freeze more often (blame activesync!)


Take your pick.

If you get a lot of e-mails, or need to carry a lot of e-mails with you (like I do) you can tweak the registry to store e-mails on the memory card. Which is pretty handy when you need access to 300mb worth of e-mails....
 
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