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  1. xxxspank's Avatar
    1. This is a feature that is coming in the next version and is not available yet

    Connection Management: I will give a quick answer, but take a look at the help file

    1. Do you have IMAP or POP3 set up? If IMAP, then this is required for push, if pop3, it is not required but will speed up the opening of your mailbox
    2. No, again the help file explain it that it will just not be as fast and a new connection must be made to open mail

    You mentioned it "kills your battery'. How did you figure this out? What tests did you run? Did you use a tool? What are the stats?

    The leave connection open does nothing more then send a packet to the server to say "I am here". There is no way that this settings can kill your battery.

    The battery issue I noticed by changing this particular setting. I have it set to (Close connection when I exit mailbox) at the moment and my battery life is back to normal again. Is that weird ?
    08-04-2010 07:00 PM
  2. maildroiddev's Avatar
    Been using MD for about a day and pretty happy with it so far. Sounds like you have some updates coming in the next week or so. Couple of UI requests:

    -Provide (or change) the account name size to a larger font independent to the font size within the mail box
    -Make the star indicating new mail and different color so that it stands out or provide a unread mail count (sounds like you are thinking about the latter)
    -Make the checkboxes within the mailbox smaller

    Just some thoughts - pick and choose the ones you like :-)

    One other thing - I received a photo embedded in an e-mail (taken from an iPhone). In the InBox I see the mail message with an attachment, but when I go the mail message itself I don't see anything...on in mail picture or even an attachment. Does it get automatically downloaded? If so, where?

    Thanks in advance.
    The UI changes are all slated for last as I want to get some major functionality in. Most of your comments are on my list of changes though

    Embedded images has some issues now, I know about it.
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    08-05-2010 12:13 PM
  3. maildroiddev's Avatar
    I see that the Froyo gmail app now has arrow buttons to go to the next/previous message. I'd like to see this in MD as well.
    ;-) Yup, I know.
    08-05-2010 12:15 PM
  4. maildroiddev's Avatar
    The battery issue I noticed by changing this particular setting. I have it set to (Close connection when I exit mailbox) at the moment and my battery life is back to normal again. Is that weird ?
    A bit weird, yes. But it could depend on your device as well as the mailbox server.
    08-05-2010 12:16 PM
  5. J_Bone's Avatar
    Diggin Maildroid. I haven't tried K-9.

    Along the lines of the asterisk thought, is it possible to have the app go straight to the account of the new mail if the other account doesn't have any? I have one busy account and the other is sporadic at best but I still want to keep tabs on it. It would be nice to skip that screen when I want to check my mail.
    08-05-2010 02:24 PM
  6. Nebilim's Avatar
    I had bad dreams about the Maildroid Icon...omg
    08-05-2010 03:00 PM
  7. maildroiddev's Avatar
    Diggin Maildroid. I haven't tried K-9.

    Along the lines of the asterisk thought, is it possible to have the app go straight to the account of the new mail if the other account does have any? I have one busy account and the other is sporadic at best but I still want to keep tabs on it. It would be nice to skip that screen when I want to check my mail.
    Yea, I am going to add that. I am going to 'try' (no promises) and get it in for the release next week.
    08-05-2010 03:08 PM
  8. maildroiddev's Avatar
    I had bad dreams about the Maildroid Icon...omg
    No way! The character on the icon is so nice
    08-05-2010 03:09 PM
  9. JF's Avatar
    I have a HTC Incredible.

    My main mailbox is a MS Exchange email, but I also have 2 Yahoo accounts, 1 Hotmail, and 1 Gmail on the phone.

    The stock HTC Incredible email program is pretty good, IMO, so I am wondering what MD does that HTC stock can't?

    It sounds like MD is a fantastic app and I feel like I am missing out on something.
    08-05-2010 03:44 PM
  10. maildroiddev's Avatar
    I have a HTC Incredible.

    My main mailbox is a MS Exchange email, but I also have 2 Yahoo accounts, 1 Hotmail, and 1 Gmail on the phone.

    The stock HTC Incredible email program is pretty good, IMO, so I am wondering what MD does that HTC stock can't?

    It sounds like MD is a fantastic app and I feel like I am missing out on something.
    Try it, does not hurt as it is free.
    08-05-2010 10:06 PM
  11. maildroiddev's Avatar
    @everyone

    The beta testers have received a version to start to test. I'll let you know (or they will let you know) what they think. I am hopeful to have a release next Wed or Thursday.
    08-05-2010 10:08 PM
  12. dmnall's Avatar
    I can say that MD is way better then the stock Samsung E-mail client! So a Big Props for the program but why the random ads loading up on it might I ask?

    Cheers,
    Charlie
    08-05-2010 10:25 PM
  13. maildroiddev's Avatar
    I can say that MD is way better then the stock Samsung E-mail client! So a Big Props for the program but why the random ads loading up on it might I ask?

    Cheers,
    Charlie
    It is ad supported during the beta. I will have a paid version available when I am out of beta which should be another month or so.
    08-05-2010 10:33 PM
  14. ggh514's Avatar
    @everyone

    The beta testers have received a version to start to test. I'll let you know (or they will let you know) what they think. I am hopeful to have a release next Wed or Thursday.
    the beta version is nice. especially the headers being saved on the phone. the beauty of this app is the accessibility of the developer and his willingness to make this a great app.
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    08-06-2010 11:59 AM
  15. dmnall's Avatar
    It is ad supported during the beta. I will have a paid version available when I am out of beta which should be another month or so.
    Cool I cannot wait for the paid version, I will definitely buy it because it is a great mail program!

    Thank you,
    Charlie
    08-06-2010 12:33 PM
  16. VaccPalm's Avatar
    Will there still be a free add supported version or just the paid version after the beta is over.
    08-06-2010 01:20 PM
  17. maildroiddev's Avatar
    Will there still be a free add supported version or just the paid version after the beta is over.
    Both. I plan to always have an ad version available. The difference with a paid version would be:

    1. No ads
    2. Maybe some additional features (not sure)

    I want to try and keep the versions basically in sync.
    08-06-2010 01:27 PM
  18. VaccPalm's Avatar
    Thanks. Its worth paying for just for the work you do. Was just curious. Keep up the great work.once there is the one handed way to retrieve emails I mentioned I wil be even happier. Again great email app.
    08-06-2010 02:13 PM
  19. Nebilim's Avatar
    one more time...does MD support a TRUE yahoo push? i am curious because i need to see email asap when my background data is on
    08-06-2010 02:41 PM
  20. maildroiddev's Avatar
    one more time...does MD support a TRUE yahoo push? i am curious because i need to see email asap when my background data is on
    OK, let me make this clear for everyone to understand since I get this question all the time.

    1. Yahoo supports IMAP
    2. Yahoo DOES NOT support IMAP Idle Push. You can find this out by doing a simple telnet and you will see that Idle is not supported
    3. K-9 does a pull as far as I know, I do something a bit different to simulate Idle within yahoo email. You will notice that with my application that yahoo emails come in as though they were pushed (I don't do a real pull). Think of it as a "proprietary maildroid idle push approach".
    4. Yahoo has a proprietary SMS style push that they have NOT open sourced and is not licensed to anyone. Yahoo uses this in their yahoo email application

    Having said that, seems many users say that my "simulated idle push" works better than yahoo's approach. Also, if yahoo ever turns on idle for their imap servers, then my simulated approach is automatically replaced with the official idle approach.

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    @Nebilim to answer you, yes it should work as expected.
    08-06-2010 03:00 PM
  21. Nebilim's Avatar
    OK, let me make this clear for everyone to understand since I get this question all the time.

    1. Yahoo supports IMAP
    2. Yahoo DOES NOT support IMAP Idle Push. You can find this out by doing a simple telnet and you will see that Idle is not supported
    3. K-9 does a pull as far as I know, I do something a bit different to simulate Idle within yahoo email. You will notice that with my application that yahoo emails come in as though they were pushed (I don't do a real pull). Think of it as a "proprietary maildroid idle push approach".
    4. Yahoo has a proprietary SMS style push that they have NOT open sourced and is not licensed to anyone. Yahoo uses this in their yahoo email application

    Having said that, seems many users say that my "simulated idle push" works better than yahoo's approach. Also, if yahoo ever turns on idle for their imap servers, then my simulated approach is automatically replaced with the official idle approach.

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    @Nebilim to answer you, yes it should work as expected.
    thank you. once again, I am not disappointed. keep up the good work
    08-06-2010 03:13 PM
  22. maildroiddev's Avatar
    thank you. once again, I am not disappointed. keep up the good work
    You are welcome. The funny thing is that so many people ask me this and it's so hard to explain. However, I hope the above was clear.
    08-06-2010 05:19 PM
  23. GlueFactoryBJJ's Avatar
    Maybe I'm wrong in this, but I get the impression that the people who want to see the number of unread emails on a POP3 account are just interested in how many unread emails that MailDroid has, not how many messages are on the server. I agree that there is NO mechanism by which you can keep an accurate count of "unread" messages on the server via a "sync approach" in which messages are market "read" on a POP3 server. Even if you could, it would probably kill your battery with all the TCP comm that would need to happen.

    IMAP is a different story.

    @maildroiddev - I'll be a happy camper if I can just d/l the messages from my servers (POP3), without deleting them from the servers and deleting them from my phone as desired when I'm done reading them. Yee-haw!

    Thanks for your hard work. I can only tell you that it is SO nice to work with a developer who actually stays in touch with his users. I hope you will continue to be able to do so as MD grows in popularity and you (eventually/hopefully) get rich!

    Scott
    08-07-2010 02:24 AM
  24. nightranger's Avatar
    Reset my Incredible to try to get maildroid to open pdfs, and it still says no application available to open this content. Has anyone else had this problem with HTC Inc.? Stock mail app will open PDFs no problem. Maildroid opens all office documents. Is there a way to fix this or do I have to abandon maildroid. Any help is much appreciated as this programs suits all of my needs, and has some features not seen in other mail apps.
    08-07-2010 09:18 AM
  25. maildroiddev's Avatar
    Maybe I'm wrong in this, but I get the impression that the people who want to see the number of unread emails on a POP3 account are just interested in how many unread emails that MailDroid has, not how many messages are on the server. I agree that there is NO mechanism by which you can keep an accurate count of "unread" messages on the server via a "sync approach" in which messages are market "read" on a POP3 server. Even if you could, it would probably kill your battery with all the TCP comm that would need to happen.

    IMAP is a different story.

    @maildroiddev - I'll be a happy camper if I can just d/l the messages from my servers (POP3), without deleting them from the servers and deleting them from my phone as desired when I'm done reading them. Yee-haw!

    Thanks for your hard work. I can only tell you that it is SO nice to work with a developer who actually stays in touch with his users. I hope you will continue to be able to do so as MD grows in popularity and you (eventually/hopefully) get rich!

    Scott
    All this and more coming in the next version :-) Also, I will see what I can finally do about message counts.
    08-07-2010 10:18 AM
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