[Wolves] How does push email work?

Jon Farmer jonfarmer at enta.net
Tue Mar 17 13:12:53 UTC 2009

> I've been trying to work out today how smart phones such as the
> BlackBerry do push email. I know that it requires extra hardware in
> the mobile operator's data centre and their cooperation. Beyond that
> I'm stumped. Is it as simple as an SMS with a particular structure
> that gets intercepted by the phone's OS, or is there some deeper GSM
> magic going on?
> I can't find the right keywords to get past the marketing material.


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