1. Josh K's Avatar
    I was under the impression (I'm not sure where I picked this up) that you couldnt use HTC's email app for Gmail. But after watching the Evo setup videos on Sprint's website, I noticed that you can use it.
    So which in your opinion is better and why?
    06-03-2010 01:45 PM
  2. robber's Avatar
    Gmail app allows you to access any email that you have ever been sent and handles folders and everything else perfectly. Push is instant. It is a beautifully integrated. Big mistake not using it imo.
    06-03-2010 01:50 PM
  3. solo1's Avatar
    What setup videos are you referring to ?
    06-03-2010 02:13 PM
  4. KerkedAgain's Avatar
    I personally like the HTC Mail app..you can set your gmail accounts as an Exchange account and have em pushed instantly w/ access to all your past emails and the ability to use the HTC mail widget...PLUSS you can actually view and save attachments (the BIGGEST oversight in the gmail app IMO)
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    06-03-2010 03:03 PM
  5. dre3k2's Avatar
    What setup videos are you referring to ?
    I'm guessing he's talking about these setup videos.
    06-03-2010 03:38 PM
  6. Josh K's Avatar
    I personally like the HTC Mail app..you can set your gmail accounts as an Exchange account and have em pushed instantly w/ access to all your past emails and the ability to use the HTC mail widget...PLUSS you can actually view and save attachments (the BIGGEST oversight in the gmail app IMO)
    How would you set it up as an Exchange account?

    I'm guessing he's talking about these setup videos.
    Yup. That is it.
    06-03-2010 03:45 PM
  7. mapexvenus's Avatar
    Gmail app allows you to access any email that you have ever been sent and handles folders and everything else perfectly. Push is instant. It is a beautifully integrated. Big mistake not using it imo.
    I actually prefer the stock email app (on the HTC Incredible) because it integrates and links nicely with the People application. The Gmail App does not.
    06-03-2010 03:48 PM
  8. eyecon82's Avatar
    Can you copy and paste from within the gmail app? Thanks

    I know you can't with the Blackberry gmail app...
    06-03-2010 05:43 PM
  9. KerkedAgain's Avatar
    How would you set it up as an Exchange account?
    choose exchange
    server address: m.google.com
    check encrypted SSL at the bottom

    then in your send receive options you have quite a few more settings that IMAP stough
    06-03-2010 06:00 PM
  10. Josh K's Avatar
    Thanks! Are there any downsides to using gmail this way as opposed to the gmail app?
    06-03-2010 06:09 PM
  11. robber's Avatar
    I personally like the HTC Mail app..you can set your gmail accounts as an Exchange account and have em pushed instantly w/ access to all your past emails and the ability to use the HTC mail widget...PLUSS you can actually view and save attachments (the BIGGEST oversight in the gmail app IMO)

    You can view and save attachments in the gmail app. You can even preview in the app.

    I was not aware that the HTC mail app allowed you to access your archived/old mail in gmail. Running a search in the gmail app searches 6 years of email for me. HTC mail app does the same???
    06-03-2010 07:32 PM
  12. ecaggiani's Avatar
    choose exchange
    server address: m.google.com
    check encrypted SSL at the bottom

    then in your send receive options you have quite a few more settings that IMAP stough
    Unfortunately, you can only add one Exchange account this way. :-(

    Also, if you use Google Apps for your own domain, then you have to enable Google Sync on your domain in your domain settings (not on the phone, but on your admin site for Google Apps).
    06-03-2010 08:35 PM
  13. fr4nk1yn's Avatar
    I plan on trying K-9. I've read a lot of good things about it.
    Supports push and is supposed to be better on the battery.

    I have to admit I like having to decide which email client to use. Never had that problem on my Pre of any of the WinMo phones before the Pre.
    06-03-2010 08:37 PM
  14. ecaggiani's Avatar
    I plan on trying K-9. I've read a lot of good things about it.
    Supports push and is supposed to be better on the battery.

    I have to admit I like having to decide which email client to use. Never had that problem on my Pre of any of the WinMo phones before the Pre.
    K-9 is good. Push works great. It's not the prettiest client, but it certainly has all the needed features! I like being able to assign a different notification tone to each email account (I have like 4 or 5 on my phone) so I know which email is coming in just by the sound. The stock HTC mail app doesn't do that. Just uses the default notification. The Gmail app, however, does.
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    06-03-2010 08:40 PM
  15. Jupiter600's Avatar
    so did the OP's question actually get answered? Can you use HTC's email app? or just Gmail?
    06-03-2010 10:42 PM
  16. minidreamin's Avatar
    Where in the HTC mail app is the setting for Gmail push?
    06-04-2010 08:20 AM
  17. techiegirl's Avatar
    I can confirm that you can use your google account on exchange.

    user name: your gmail address or google apps address (I used google apps)
    server: m.google.com
    06-04-2010 10:02 AM
  18. bubbatex's Avatar
    Using Gmail on the Exchange setup still treats your Gmail like an IMAP account. So, your phone and Gmail are always in sync.
    06-04-2010 10:34 AM
  19. BPHusker's Avatar
    I was sending a test email to my Gmail account and it looks like the Evo is using the Gmail app for some reason. How do I stop that and add it to the HTC app?
    06-04-2010 02:45 PM
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