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  • iMapIDLE - simulated PUSH email on the iPhone
    iMapIdle , a new iPhone app, simluates PUSH email using your IMAP email account.

    From their site, here's a feature list:
    • listens in the background waiting for new IMAP mail even if you are in sleep/standby mode
    • notifies you via a popup and/or sound. You choose how to be notified. Sound notification should use the same method your mail client uses (ie: if you have vibrate on, it'll vibrate as well)
    • popup notification allows you to choose whether the mail client should check for email right there. NOTE: Don't choose this if you are in the mail client as it will exit (you've been warned). The popup will disappear after 20 seconds and if you miss it the iMapIdle icon will show you how many popup notifications you have missed
    • supports SSL connections and special support for GMail IMAP

    http://iphone.rustyredwagon.com/ via TUAW
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iMapIDLE - simulated PUSH email on the iPhone started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 62 Comments
    1. hartsteins's Avatar
      hartsteins -
      FROM TUAW.COM

      "add http://ride4.org/shai.xml to your installer sources. Check under Shai's Apps and you'll be able to install this of installer.app!"

      Greg
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      I get a "package download failed" when trying to install it via the installer V3.
    1. mobilexile's Avatar
      mobilexile -
      This is a follow up to an earlier post.

      Gave my phone a full charge and set iMapIDLE to reconnect every ten seconds. After much web surfing, sixty-one minutes of cell talk time and misc. use my batter wore down 50% over a period of eight hours. Considering everything that's not bad performance.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      I wonder if this can be modified to work with a POP account. That would make it even more valuable!
    1. rlcsmr's Avatar
      rlcsmr -
      Can i use ibrikr to install this?
    1. T4R06's Avatar
      T4R06 -
      im surprise that it seems my battery is acting like i did not install the imapidle. my edge,wifi,bluetooth and together imapidle seems all normal.

      turning off the SSH when not in use
      imap gmail set check every hour

      imapidle rocks!
    1. truenorth's Avatar
      truenorth -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      I get a "package download failed" when trying to install it via the installer V3.
      I get the same.

      Update: installed manually, but get no notifications.
    1. ajustcircle's Avatar
      ajustcircle -
      shai's source doesn't work for me either. i tried installing it manually right after erica posted about it on tuaw, but couldn't get it to pop up with notifications EVER.... thought this might be different, but alas i was wrong.
    1. truenorth's Avatar
      truenorth -
      Quote Originally Posted by ajustcircle View Post
      shai's source doesn't work for me either. i tried installing it manually right after erica posted about it on tuaw, but couldn't get it to pop up with notifications EVER.
      Same here.
    1. joejoeiphone1's Avatar
      joejoeiphone1 -
      okay.. can someone hook a brother up with the gmail imap settings? And, I have two accounts set up on my phone.. one is for work.. the other is gmail. Can you just do one with this app? For some reason I thought I was supposed to install this app and it would find my accounts on the phone.. start checking them and pushing the mail to the phone. As it is.. this is the major downfall of the iphone as compared to my treo.. it NEVER notifies me that I have new mail.. UNLESS -- as you know -- I'm on the mail page already.

      thanks!!

      j
    1. lgreenberg's Avatar
      lgreenberg -
      Installed via iBrickr.

      Launch the app.

      It opens to a blue screen with a mail icon but just hangs there for a minute then jumps back to the springboard.

      Thoughts?
    1. davpel's Avatar
      davpel -
      You need to make sure that you have the permissions set correctly. See the thread below from Hackint0sh for much more information regarding this great app.

      http://hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6116
    1. lgreenberg's Avatar
      lgreenberg -
      I have the app. all set up and configured for GMAIL but it's simply not doing a thing.

      ETA - started working after a few resets.
    1. svtguy08's Avatar
      svtguy08 -
      Im using 1.0.2 and cant get it to work. The app opens and options are given but once i hit save and exit out, it doesnt do anything. I think it only works on 1.1.1 at the moment. Please update to work on earlier firmware!

      Thanks!
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      0.4 was working sporadically for me with gmail, I updated to 0.5 and its now not working at all. AOL mail, does seem to work though, so I think its just a gmail thing right now.
    1. larrygu's Avatar
      larrygu -
      Did anyone notice that everytime springboard restart, this app will turn off. Need to manually switch on again. Hope get fixed in next version.

      Quote Originally Posted by gu014 View Post
      i receive the notifications, but when i press 'check' nothing happens. Is it not supposed to load Mail?
      In mail setup, you need to set the automatically check mail in an interval (any option is fine), if you set to check mail manually, it won't work.
    1. brojimh's Avatar
      brojimh -
      OK, ssh and put the program on my iPhone.

      When I start it I just get a blown up version of the icon for about 20 seconds and then it sends me back to Summerboard.

      My permission are set to 0755. I have reset the phone several times (about 8) and still nothing.

      Got any ideas?
    1. lgreenberg's Avatar
      lgreenberg -
      Quote Originally Posted by larrygu View Post
      In mail setup, you need to set the automatically check mail in an interval (any option is fine), if you set to check mail manually, it won't work.
      Amm, mine is set to manual and it's working.
    1. T4R06's Avatar
      T4R06 -
      Where can i download the 0.5?

      Thanks!
    1. tamakin's Avatar
      tamakin -
      looks like whoever made this program needs to go back to the drawing board