change mail app
I got my captivate a few days ago and I am very pleased with it. Unfortunately the only down side I have found is that the stock mail app leaves alot to be desired.
I did some research and dl-ed the K9 mail app. This is MUCH better, but not quite enough to replace my BB mail addiction.
My question is, now that I have K9 setup, how do I go about "deleting" my accounts from the stock mail app? While the stock hasnt shown me any emails received today, i would not want to have 2 apps telling me I have new mail.
thanks in advance for your help!
- 08-12-2010, 12:16 PM #2
- 08-12-2010, 03:53 PM #4
- 08-14-2010, 09:19 AM #5
MAILDROID by far has been working great for me, there are just a couple things I am missing or have not figured out yet. Also the developer answers almost instantly and I mean I got a reply at 2am.
I did try k9 and it was ok but for me maildroid works better.
- 08-16-2010, 11:40 AM #7
Havent made the move to MailDroid yet. I ended up moving all my Inbox mail to a seperate folder so that I can get K9 to only show me new mail. It is working well so far, new emails show up on time (I have it checking every 30min), and I am not getting repeat "new" emails.
I'll let you know if I'll give MailDroid a try.
- 08-19-2010, 03:49 PM #9
Just got my captivate after being a hard core BB user for years. Stock mail client really disappointing. K-9 gave me the simple previous & next arrows I needed to cruise through my emails.
Question: do i have to keep the Gmail client on my phone in order to stayed synced to the Google world now that I have K-9?
I must say that MailDroid works much better than K-9 - at least with my Hotmail acct. I have been pleased with MailDroid the last few days. However, twice I have found an already read email appear as a new "unread" email on my phone. Not sure what this is about...
I have just found this entry Gmail as push mail server and have set my Gmail up to "fetch" my Hotmail and push it to my phone. Working well so far - I will provide feedback in a few days.
- 10-19-2010, 03:35 PM #12
how to save emails on phone with k9
With blackberry, the emails actually save on your phone itself. even if you have no wifi or 3G, you can still read the emails that were downloaded already.
with k9, i have to have an internet connection in order to read emails. and not only that, it takes forever (1 to 3 seconds) to actually open an email. it's usually loading for many seconds. very annoying coming from a blackberry. i want to fall in love with this android, but certain email functionalities are just not what the blackberry can offer.
is there anything i can do to have more blackberry-like performance on the email?
i'm using a samsung captivate on ATT
- 10-19-2010, 08:51 PM #13
- 10-21-2010, 10:49 AM #14
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I really like Maildroid for several reasons.
1. You can set it to only download the email headers. I don't want to waste my time downloading the body of a bunch of spam emails.
2. The combined account box gets all of my emails at one time.
3. To delete a bunch of emails, you don't have to select each one individually. You can select all and delete all.
The one BIG drawback to Maildroid is in forwarding mail. You can't just open "contacts" and click on each one you want to include. You must begin entering the name of the contact then select it from contact offerings. You can develop a "group" of contacts and send the email to everyone in the "group"; however, the recipients of my forwarded emails fluctuate too much.
- 10-26-2010, 01:45 PM #15
I am a HARDCORE blackberry guy and run an online business through my blackberry. I got a Captivate for my mom and loveee the phone, but the emails are way delayed.
I am ready to switch over to a Droid, and I want to stay with AT&T for the family plan, so do these mail apps result in more immediate emails? I don't subscribe to AT&T's enterprise data plan, but all of my emails from about 7 email addresses varying from aol and gmail, to my business emails come to my phone immediately.
If I can get this to happen with a Droid phone on AT&T, I'm switching. Can anybody comment if this happens with these 3rd party apps? Thanks.
- 10-27-2010, 10:42 PM #16