Does Dreamhost Support Push E-mail?


#1

Does Dreamhost Support Push E-mail? If so, how do I turn it on?


#2

The best it has is IMAP Idle, which the wiki says is broken. I haven’t tried.

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/KB_/Email/_POP3/IMAP/SMTP_Servers#IMAP-IDLE_command_is_supported

-Scott


#3

I just tested it and it’s working for me. I’m using Apple’s Mail.app, and following these instructions, it’s definitely working:
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080811071447172

Timing this a second time, there was about a 5 minute delay before it showed up. My mail client is not set to automatically check for mail; it’s in Manual mode. So I’m not sure why it takes so long.

-Scott


#4

I’ve tried this, and it seems to be really inconsistent. I sent a test e-mail from another account, and it was delivered immediately. However, no messages after that were delivered.


#5

Maybe that’s the definition of “broken.” Sometimes works, sometimes not. Don’t count on it. The status blog doesn’t seem to have any entries on this issue, so I have no idea what the plan is. How about submitting a support ticket and let us know what they say?

-Scott


#6

Yeah, my bad. I misread your first reply.


#7

Just to let you know that IMAP-IDLE feature has been suggested on the DH Panel and you can vote for it to get it fully implemented:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=home.sugg&category=_all&search=Enable%2FInstall%20P-IMA