david at blue-labs.org
Sun Jan 21 16:51:17 CET 2007
Microsoft "push email" isn't push at all. If you read the
specifications, it's just another method of polling a server to
determine if and what segments of new content is ready for transfer.
Just like ETRN, POP3, and IMAP, none of it requires human intervention
and all of it can poll for new content. There is nothing new about it
logically. It's simply Microsoft catching up with functionality and
marketing a new label to try and draw attention to "new fancy
technology" with exchange.
POP3 and IMAP have had this functionality for a long time. They just
don't use HTTP to handle it.
Dean Collins wrote:
> Yep, having just bought a Cingular 8525 (or HTC Hermes or HTC Tytyn or
> any of the other names it comes out as) I cant tell you how cool
> Microsoft Push Email is.
> I resisted for a long time upgrading from a treo 600 but once this
> feature was made available as a part of Exchange SP2 the new purchase
> was a done deal.
> Way cooler than any pop3 download application I’ve used before.
> Dean Collins
> Cognation Pty Ltd
> dean at cognation.net
> <mailto:dean at cognation.net>+1-212-203-4357 Ph
> +1-917-207-3420 Mb
> +61-2-9016-5642 (Sydney in-dial).
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