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Email is really flaky. How do I fix it?
Hi, I'm new here. Just got an Epic 4g a couple weeks ago and set up my MSN email. I have it set to check email every 10 minutes. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. About 90% of the time it doesn't. Today I manually refreshed my email at like 10:00 am, (loading 2 messages that it didn't tell me about), then let it go. I've been sitting in front of my computer for the last 4 hours and saw no less than 8 emails come in and got nary a peep out of my phone to alert me as to this fact. Yes, "email notifications," "background data," and "auto-sync" are checked. WTF is wrong with it and how do I fix this? My clunky old palm centro alerted me within seconds of incoming mail.
P.S. Gmail is just as bad.
- 11-01-2010, 01:06 PM #2
i dont think you can sync msn with gmail app.
but if your using the regular email client thats built in,
if you have juice defender installed that can cause a major hinderance.
and i think gmail rocks, i never miss an email. i dont even know how often i have it sync (because i dont really need email) but i always get them within 15 minutes.
Also i have IMAP and POP enabled in my gmail settings. that might make a difference, although i am unsure
- 11-01-2010, 02:50 PM #3
Hate to say it- but Samsung has a LOAD of known issues with the stock email application. I'm not aware of the Gmail app issues - but I rarely use gmail. Here's the issues I've had:
(the stock app will randomly delete accounts, not sync, and DEFINITELY will not sync pop accounts (like yahoo) over Wifi or 4G! only over 3g!)
I have had to switch to using Touchdown ($19.99 in market) for Exchange (work) and it's AMAZING. Well worth the extra dough. For personal, I'm using K9 Mail (free in market) and while not as pretty as samsung's mail app- it's not nearly as buggy and glitch ridden.
I'm pretty bitter over the glitches in this phone- but it's still fast to use, a beautiful screen, and the only upscale phone w/ a keyboard on sprint- so I'm pretty stuck with it- but Samsung's got a lot of explainin to do with this phone IMHO.
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