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    Default Mail App Check Time
    Anybody have any ideas on getting the Mail App modified so it will check for mail more often then 15 minutes. I would really prefer if I could get it to check for new mail every 5 minutes.

    Hints / Ideas?

    Thanks
    Last edited by svandive; 07-29-2007 at 09:11 PM.

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    I'm guessing its in System/Library/PreferenceBundles/MobileMailSettings.bundle/MobileMailSettings, although its not just a simple value, it'd be some major hacking to get it working.

    It would KILL your battery life, too.
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    i think I might have gotten something but I want to test it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svandive View Post
    Anybody have any ideas on getting the Mail App modified so it will check for mail more often then 15 minutes. I would really prefer if I could get it to check for new mail every 5 minutes.

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    i think I might have gotten something but I want to test it first.
    Now I am excited...

    I am not worried about my battery time, and I went the path of forwarding my Exchange mail to a Yahoo "push" but that just wasn't working for me as I would receive a mail and then would have to go over to my exchange account and reply to it from that account so the REPLY TO would be correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    i think I might have gotten something but I want to test it first.
    Any success?

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    no it didnt work. because the mailprefbundle thing only has an info.plist so I tried editing the localizble.strings and it failed. sorry everyone ill continue to look into it and keep you posted. Maybe someone else has an idea of where to go from here...
    Last edited by Shimizu1006; 07-30-2007 at 01:29 PM.

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    I'd like to see MANUAL pull really mean MANUAL and only check when you ask it to rather then setting it to MANUAL and then it goes out and checks when you go into your inbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimizu1006 View Post
    no it didnt work. because the mailprefbundle thing only has an info.plist so I tried editing the localizble.strings and it failed. sorry everyone ill continue to look into it and keep you posted. Maybe someone else has an idea of where to go from here...
    Thanks for looking... I am sure it is here somewhere.

    Scott

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    Found an easy solution to this issue:

    Located on the iPhone in the directory:

    /private/var/root/Library/Preferences

    is a file called: com.apple.mobilemail.plist

    Inside this plist is a listing named AutoFetchInterval Change this to read how long you want between checks in minutes. I set mine to 5 minutes and it is working great.

    This will not give you an option of 5 minutes under Mail preferences, but make sure you are configured for Manual in Mail preferences and then make the change to the plist. Restart your iPhone and boom, you will be checking mail at your configured interval.

    Scott

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    Can someone post that .plist file he is talking about, I can't get it out of the .dmg file.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by timliora View Post
    Can someone post that .plist file he is talking about, I can't get it out of the .dmg file.

    thanks
    All you have to do is get to that directory and getfile the .plist

    But do you mind posting the .plist file for windows users as we cant really modify .plist files on our pc.

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    Your freakin awesome man, i really appreciate it.

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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    Can I get this plist for windows please. Thanks.

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    Ditto. Can i get the modded com.apple.mobilemail.plist

    OR the original file, i messed up mine.

    Thanks
    Last edited by sknlim; 08-12-2007 at 04:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svandive View Post
    Found an easy solution to this issue:

    Located on the iPhone in the directory:

    /private/var/root/Library/Preferences

    is a file called: com.apple.mobilemail.plist

    Inside this plist is a listing named AutoFetchInterval Change this to read how long you want between checks in minutes. I set mine to 5 minutes and it is working great.

    This will not give you an option of 5 minutes under Mail preferences, but make sure you are configured for Manual in Mail preferences and then make the change to the plist. Restart your iPhone and boom, you will be checking mail at your configured interval.

    Scott


    after doing the step and finishing....after the restart i went back to look at the mail prefernces to look at the fetch time it went to 15min.....is that norm with this plist?

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    Can someone post an example of what the text string that is suppose to be modified looks like before and after... e.g. AutoFetchInterval^TableOffsetKey_ PlaySentMailSound_ = AutoFetchInterval5 TableOffsetKey_ PlaySentMailSound_

    Thank you.

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    does anyone know how to modify things for the iphone 3g working off of 2.1 to check gmail as fast as possible? i can't find the file we are talking about in this thread in that directory. thanks!

    i also accidentally deleted the Info.plist from the mobilemail folder and now the button is gone from my SB lol.. can someone help me out? sorry i just got an iphone yesterday and am new to modding it etc. thanks in advance!
    Last edited by fizz215; 10-06-2008 at 12:03 AM.

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