1. haldroidx's Avatar
    I replaced my DroidX with a Galaxy S III. I don't get why the mail client is so much worse on the new phone. On the old phone, the client acted as a client. It checked for new messages on the server. It downloaded them. Because it's a mobile device, I configured it with a retention period so it wouldn't hang on to mail for ever, but it did hang onto all mail until it got to be that old. And I configured it not to delete mail from the server after downloading it because I use the mail client on my home computer as the final resting place for my mail, and therefore I let that client delete the mail on the server after download.

    That's with my POP3 account. Also, on the DroidX, I used the mail client for an IMAP account that I have. For that account, the mail client reproduced the full folder structure from the server.

    Now I've got the Galaxy S III, and the mail client there only seems to know how to synch. It downloads what's on the server. Then, once the mail is gone from the server (because I've downloaded it at home), it disappears from the phone as well. The fact that I've got it configured to retain mail for a month or 100 message is besides the point. This is not what I want.

    Then, for the IMAP account, which I did configure as IMAP on the phone, it's useless, because it only shows the root folder.

    Am I overlooking something, or do I need to replace this inadequate software with a third-party app? If the latter, what do you recommend?
    08-21-2012 06:38 AM
  2. Devinator's Avatar
    Are these work or personal email addresses?

    If they are personal email addresses, I know this is a pain, but, I'd suggest switching to your Gmail address and just using the Gmail app. The Gmail app is nice, and, since it's a Google product, it works great on any Android device, and, requires no work to have it operate flawlessly.

    I in no way intend for this suggestion to be sassy. I suggest to everyone I know to get a Gmail account or switch it to their primary email address if they already have one. I know some people with several email addresses (one being a Gmail address) and they don't want to take the plunge. I pushed for people to switch to Gmail before smart phones were out, but, now that it's tied in with many people's phones, I push it even harder.
    08-21-2012 08:16 AM
  3. haldroidx's Avatar
    Thanks, but I haven't gone with any of the web-mail services because I prefer to keep my mail at home rather than on a server, particularly because I tend to hang on to it forever. I've got my own domain so my address is on there and its immune to changes in ISP, etc.
    08-21-2012 08:41 PM
  4. Devinator's Avatar
    Yea, I gotcha. Thing is, I keep mail for a long time too, and, never get close to the rather large limit Gmail gives you. Additionally, you don't have to worry about ISP issues because it's not something like Comcast's email. I wont push (much), but, for me it's nice because whether I'm at work, at home, on the go or on on my tablet, all of my mail is accessible, and, I don't even have to think about it or worry about setting anything up, it just works. Unless I were to switch from Android, which, I don't foresee that happening.
    08-21-2012 08:47 PM