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    Default 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unseen wombat View Post
    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.
    are you trying to sync using the gmail app?
    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
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    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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    K9 mail app rules
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    I've heard good things about K9, you might want to give it a try. It's free in the market.
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    I agree, use K-9, it never failed me yet........
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    I use the Seven mail app and it works like a charm with HTML email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot916 View Post
    K9 mail app rules
    K-9 works very well. The only thing I miss is a decent search function...if it ever gets server side search functionality it will be perfect IMHO. Until then I have to use the stock GMAIL app for searches.
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    k-9... however, I never really had an issue with hotmail when I used to sync it with the stock app. I don't ever check it though.
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    K9 is fantastic and it allows you to use multiple gmail sending identities.

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