Recently a survey has revealed that there is a shifting trend towards checking and replying emails via the mobile phones. The top management business professionals who are always on the move or who are responsible for decision making and giving direction to the junior manager and their subordinates only use their mobile phone for major work. Its true also, if you have to type just a Yes, No, Go Ahead or keep it Pending, in your emails why to bother your computer. A mobile phone with a Internet connection can do it all.
Thus from a device to receive and make calls, a mobile phone becomes a device for total communication – calls, short message service, and send and receive email and anything in between. This completely new avatar of the mobile phone also asks for additional powers on the mobile phone. To be a completely useful communication tool a mobile phone must be able to show an email to the user as and when required.
There are two type of emails services that a mobile phone may have. One is called pull mail and another is called a push mail. A pull mail is like it works on Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook. You have to press send and receive to get the email. In this service user have to pull the email by himself or herself.
A push mail is a service where as soon as email is received, it is displayed on the mobile screen of the user. The push mail service is offered by the mobile service provider which continuously searches for the email on the user’s email server and as soon as a email is received, it fetches the mail to the user’s account. The benefit of a push mail is that user don’t have to press a button like send and receive. The mail is pushed to the user as soon as it lands in the mail box.