Because I seem to be the only person that understands how to get true imap push email notifications on an apple device, I decided to share the how to. This tutorial will give instructions on how to get push emails (that mens your emails will arrive in less than 5 seconds after its sent from a third party). The trick here is a combination of using your iCloud @me account and your IMAP or Domain Email account. I’m sure you may already know how to forward your email, but this tutorial will explain how to also send and reply from your @me account while using your IMAP/domain name.
First make sure to sign up for an @me account and forward your IMAP account to your @me account. (don’t ask me how, Google it or ask your email hosting company)
1. Delete any email account you already have setup.
2. Setup a @me account if you dont already have one.
3. On your ios device go to settings.
4. Click icloud, sign in and make sure that “mail” is turned off.
5. Click “mail, contact, calendars”
6. Click “add account” and enter account info for imap account and click “other”
7. Click “add mail account” and enter iCloud/me account info and click “next”
8. For incoming mail server, use host name: imap.mail.me.com >> enter @me email address and password.
9. For outgoing mail server, enter your imap account info.
10. Click next and make sure everything is checked for approval.
11. go back to the account screen and under “IMAP Account Information” where it says “Name, Email and Description” remove the @me email address and replace with your imap email address and save settings and get out of settings.
If the above doesn’t work, then go back and check to make sure everything stuck.
The end result is that you will be able to send, receive and reply from your imap account all while also getting push notifications.
You can also do the same thing on your iMac or Macbook or MacBook Air mail app.
The thing to understand is that the incoming mail server must be your @me account and the outgoing server must be your IMAP account.
If you have trouble, just be sure to read these instructions carefully and try again. You may have to remove your email accounts and redo them at first. Be sure to disable mail from your iCloud settings as well.
Feel free to ask questions below, but make sure you first carefull read the instructions.
Dr. Elijah Clark (January 17, 2017). Push Email on iPhone/iPad/Mac/iOS Devices [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://elijahclark.com/push-email-on-iphoneipadmacios-devices/