david at blue-labs.org
Tue Jan 23 05:52:23 CET 2007
Personally I don't think we need to invent a new term for existing
technology. You still call your computer a computer even though it's no
longer based on an 8088 CPU. I think far too many people spend far too
much time making new names and reinventing wheels rather than just
making the current wheel better.
Redvers Davies wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 11:51 -0500, Dean Collins wrote:
>> Hmmm well I'm not an expert so whatever you say however from my
>> understanding it is the server that notifies the handset that there is
>> email available for it not the handset polling the server.
> Thinking laterally, since handsets are NAT'd to the outside world it is
> impossible for external mail-servers to notify the handset by making
> an incoming connection.
> The session has to be active the whole time and initiated by the client.
> How about, instead of calling it "push-email" we refer to it as
> near-real-time. At least it's more accurate.
> I have some ideas as to how this can be achieved without modifying the
> mail client. I don't want to elaborate until I know for sure which mail
> client will be the default.
>  For the value of impossible where we don't have access to the cell
> companies network configuration.
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