Can I get an iPhone notification the moment an email message arrives?

If you set up your iPhone to read email according to our instructions, it will automatically check for new messages every few minutes.

Some people want to receive quicker notifications as soon as a message arrives. You can do this with an app like Boxcar.

After you install Boxcar and activate their “Email Account” service, Boxcar will provide you with an address ending with “”. Using our control panel, simply add a forwarding address that sends a copy of your mail to the Boxcar address.

That’s all it takes. Boxcar will notify you as soon as mail arrives, and you can then use the normal iPhone Mail screen to read it.