Gmail vs. Mail
Well, apparently I have both going (as I have an exchange account and a Gmail account that I use), but what I noticed is that my Gmail account is actually present in both and e-mails sent to that are duplicated in each app. Quite annoying. I would prefer to use the Gmail app for both of my accounts, but I don't think that's possible (is it?). So that leaves me with one option, how the heck do I remove my Gmail account from the Gmail app? Finally, should I do this? Is there something vital the Gmail app offers me that the Mail app doesn't?
- 06-08-2010, 08:18 PM #2
The gmail app gives you threaded messages. The default app won't.
One other option you might want to try is K-9 Mail. This will give you a unified inbox for both accounts, but doesn't do threading.
In the gmail app, on the inbox view, if you go to settings, you can turn off notifications for the app, which will make it no longer show you new mail in the status bar from the gmail app.
Then, dump the icon off your homepage, and it's a non-issue.
- 06-08-2010, 09:35 PM #4
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- 06-09-2010, 12:47 AM #9
So I disabled my Gmail notification since I'd like to use one application for both accounts. However, I realized that on the Mail app only my Exchange account is Push while my Gmail account is set to check every so often. I want them both to be pushed.
Will K9 do this? If so, is K9 the best alternative?
- 06-09-2010, 02:01 PM #11
If you set gmail up as an exchange account it will push. you can do this by using the setup instructions for the iphone:
using one account or two is totally preference. I use K-9 most of the time for its unified inbox, but if I have a big thread (a bunch of people all replying) I pop open the gmail app to get through it more quickly.
k-9 will also do push for both through webdav(exchange)
- 06-09-2010, 02:39 PM #12
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- 06-09-2010, 03:14 PM #14
Basically, if I want to have both, my Gmail and Exchange, emails coming in as they arrive, then I'd have to use Mail for the Exchange and the Gmail app for my Gmail. That's lame.
Will K9 push my emails as they arrive to both accounts?
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Actually I just set them both up in the HTC Mail application (Gmail and Earthlink) and for the Gmail I only have it syncing the calendar (unchecked the mail and the contacts). I get contacts/calendar from Outlook on wired sync and my mail is all in one application. I have been thinking of trying K9, but so far so good, easy enough to select the pull down to see what account.
Actually if they did it like the calendar where it is color coded to what calendar it came from that would be awesome for a unified inbox...