Originally Posted by whsbuss
Read/Unread messages is not supported on BIS 2.x for Gmail. It works for Yahoo and IMAP accounts I have configured. I too stopped using Yahoo because of the delays in the real-time push. But as of a few days ago it seems the delay issues have been resolved. What carrier are you using?
I honestly haven't paid too much attention to how quickly the messages are coming in on yahoo. Ever since BIS2, the lag would come and go, and every time I got my hopes up it would come back. It just gets frustrating when, for instance, you sign up for something online and need a quick email back - especially since there's no way to force a "pull" (if you know there's something there waiting for you). A couple times I had to log into Yahoo WebMail and forward the message I needed over to my BES or gmail account...
I'm still hopeful that they will iron out the wrinkles. My guess is this whole BIS integration with yahoo/gmail/etc. is prep work for a big push into the consumer market (i.e. Pearl). Fingers crossed!