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[_] GMail Issue

Neil Fraser nfraser at
Fri Feb 1 14:57:27 GMT 2013

On 1 February 2013 11:02, Karl McClelland <karl at> wrote:

> Seems to check it once an hour... that's pants !
Don't forget that SMTP (mail sending) is a "push" type protocol and POP3 is
a "pull" type protocol. If you have set up GMail to *collect * mail using
POP3 from another mail account then you will experience a lag as mail is
not polled contnuously. If set up as mail forwarding so the sending server
*pushes* the mail to your Gmail account using SMTP then the delivery will
be (almost) realtime.