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  1. Robin Hebert's Avatar
    I'm coming from the Note 5 and then the short lived Note 7. I've used Outlook as my mail, calendar and contacts app as it is my preference but I also signed into my GMAIL account to sync calendar and contacts to the system via the Outlook app. I also used the Outlook calendar widget.

    One thing about my past experience with Android is the mess my contacts become. Seems like I go to add contacts, there are way too many places to store them. For example, on my temporary Moto G4 (my Pixel XL arrives today, any time now), if I go to add a contact, it does default to my Google Account but then I also have options to add to my google account via the Outlook app and then also two more options for the Outlook app, which are my main Outlook.com email and my work exchange account.

    I want my new Pixel to be nice and neat and don't mind a Google centered ecosystem for calendar and contacts. But I'd like to continue use Outlook but not have GMAIL.

    So first up, how is the GMAIL client for syncing Exchange and Outlook.com? And second, can I truly use Outlook App only to sync contacts and calendar? I am not married to the Outlook app, but I do prefer it and looking for informed opinions before my Pixel arrives in a few moments.
    Love Outlook
    10-27-2016 11:17 AM
  2. Shananay's Avatar
    I very highly recommend the Nine app also!

    The Galaxy phones do have a nice email app that supports exchange and when I moved from my N4 to the Nexus 6P last year I had to find something different.I tried several apps including the Outlook app and I found Nine to be the best of them all. Nine is not free but it's worth it... well at least it wasn't free at that time.

    There were two big things I didn't like about the Outlook app... 1) I did not like the Focus tab, because I don't need/want Outlook telling me what emails should be of Focus... 2) the Outlook calendar does not integrate with the main phone calendar, this was a automatic disqualification for me. I found an awesome "Month" calendar widget and I need/want both my personal google calendar and exchange calendar aggregated into one main calendar on my phone. Additionally, my wife and I share events to each others google calendars, so there's not arguments about who forgot to remind the other about stuff, and there's no reason why I should have to look at two different calendars to see everything... especially when there's plenty of other exchange mail apps that will support integration with the main phone calendar.

    So lets talk about contacts on your phone and integration with different accounts. When you add accounts to your phone, like gmail and exchange (through apps like Nine), these accounts will sync, by default, with the main contacts on your phone. If you don't want these accounts to sync with your main contacts you need to go into the setting of these accounts and disable the contact sync for these accounts. In the main contacts app for your phone you will see every contact for all accounts that are synced. When you add a new contact through this main contact app you will see an option to select which account you want add this new contact to... you need to pay attention to this... this is a real common issue I see people forgetting to do (I work in IT so I see this a lot)... I've seen a lot of people lose contacts because they didn't save their contact to the right account... and worse they didn't save them to any account at all, they just save them to the "Phone" option which just saves the contact to the local phone storage.

    The other issue I've seen with contacts is when people get new phones and they have the store they got it from backup and restore their contacts to the new phone... when they do this for some reason it seems to take all the contacts from synced accounts and puts them on the main phone storage as a it's own contact... then you when you add your accounts to the new phone all these contacts sync back down to your phone and then are duplicated with the ones the store tech brought over. So if you are always making sure all of your contacts are saved to either your google or exchange account there is never any reason why a store tech should be backing up and restoring your contacts, because they are synced to the cloud and they'll always be synced back to your phone when you add your accounts back.
    Hi...I just got my pixel and the contacts app is overwhelming. I see it has them separated by all my gmail accounts which is fine, but I only want to see my phone contacts. Otherwise it is wayyyy tooo much! Any idea how to do this. It does not seem to have an option for phone only contacts.
    Thanks
    12-05-2016 01:33 PM
  3. misscara1's Avatar
    I used both gmail and outlook app for contacts and I'm missing tons of my contacts even facebook isn't sync'd even though it says it is. HELP
    01-14-2017 04:38 PM
  4. bhatech's Avatar
    Outlook for exchange (work) and inbox for Gmail
    01-14-2017 06:07 PM
  5. wally's Avatar
    I use the Blackberry Hub. Its well worth $12 a year.
    01-14-2017 06:19 PM
  6. Gdwheel's Avatar
    I use the Blackberry Hub. Its well worth $12 a year.
    Totally agree.
    01-14-2017 06:31 PM
  7. matty032's Avatar
    Gmail for exchange and inbox for Gmail.
    01-15-2017 06:28 PM
  8. mrcil20's Avatar
    you should give a shot to Mailwise client. Been using it for the past 5 years and it manages my Exchange and Gmail accounts perfectly. And it's free. I tried Nine in the past but prefered Mailwise. Nobody talked about it in this thread so I thought it might be a good help for those that are still looking for a good mail client.
    01-17-2017 07:04 AM
  9. anon(18763)'s Avatar
    you should give a shot to Mailwise client. Been using it for the past 5 years and it manages my Exchange and Gmail accounts perfectly. And it's free. I tried Nine in the past but prefered Mailwise. Nobody talked about it in this thread so I thought it might be a good help for those that are still looking for a good mail client.
    I second the mailwise recommendation. I have been using it for over a year. I use mailwise exclusively for my work Outlook account and think it does great. I leave Gmail for the Gmail app.
    01-17-2017 09:44 AM
  10. Go42's Avatar
    Blue Mail here. Outlook could not deal with iCloud authentication.
    01-17-2017 02:33 PM
  11. kylelib's Avatar
    I agree with you on the gmail app.
    <rant>
    My biggest annoyance with gmail, Outlook and other popular email apps is that they make an atrocious mess out of my contacts. Eventually I end up with duplicate contacts, one for each email system that I might have tested out, all showing as linked x number of times, in my phone contact list. To top it off my carrier has its own cloud based contact which gets included in that mix. Why to these guys assume I want to use their contact list service and synchronization capabilities. I'd prefer they all install themselves with that option turned off and allow me to opt in to the contact synchronization I am interested in using.

    I just got my phone, tried 3 different email apps, and now I have a mess. I'll end up having to go to uninstall them all, turn off GMAIL sync, then visit each online version of my contacts and remove all contact (except the ones I want, on the service where I want them), then reset my dang phone and start all over.
    </rant>
    02-15-2017 09:28 AM
  12. crystal_planet's Avatar
    Yeah, that happened to me as well. My contacts from my business email synced but that's it - totally useless. I tries the cable thing at first when I set it up and coming from an Android I thought it was easy. I was wrong.

    There is a known issue with moving contacts over and my provider told me to come back in a week because that's when they'd get their "adapter" (whatever that means). So, instead I backed up my contacts on my old phone to a csv file, connected a cable, copied that file over to my laptop, exported the file to my stale gmail account (I use only Microsoft services for the most part) and synced my contacts with that account.

    Ridiculous but it worked.
    02-16-2017 07:04 AM
  13. ArtieTheOneManParty's Avatar
    I gave Nine a shot for my work email, and I really liked it. The problem was, my IT staff wasn't so sure. I'm back on the Outlook app now, and I HATE it. It scales some mail messages down to invisible print size (to my eyes at least). It doesn't always happen, but it's a pain in the *** to try and zoom in, slide left and right, just to read an email. I don't recall Nine having this issue at all.

    That being said, any tips on how I can convince my IT staff that Nine is a "safe" app to use as an email client? I'd really like to switch back, but I need to find a way to convince them.

    Thx
    02-16-2017 11:54 AM
  14. muzzy996's Avatar
    I gave Nine a shot for my work email, and I really liked it. The problem was, my IT staff wasn't so sure. I'm back on the Outlook app now, and I HATE it. It scales some mail messages down to invisible print size (to my eyes at least). It doesn't always happen, but it's a pain in the *** to try and zoom in, slide left and right, just to read an email. I don't recall Nine having this issue at all.

    That being said, any tips on how I can convince my IT staff that Nine is a "safe" app to use as an email client? I'd really like to switch back, but I need to find a way to convince them.

    Thx
    If they can't tell you specifically why they don't trust the application then you have no hope in convincing them to accept ANY application other than the standard they selected. This is typical for most corporate IT folks. My company has a BYOM program under which I get reimbursed monthly for having MobileIron on my phone with a specific email application (email+). Ain't no way I'm succumbing to their monitoring on my daily driver but I'm not passing on free money either so I have an old Nexus 4 sitting at home with nothing on it but the corporate standard stuff that I never take out of the house or use (just leave it running and cycle power/charging it). On my Pixel daily driver I use Aquamail and have it pull email using OWA.
    02-17-2017 03:05 AM
  15. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I use BlackBerry Hub for Android. It's the best email client I've ever used. Highly customizable and can show and respond to all messages in one inbox or separate inboxes. Or any combination of just some. I get Facebook, Twitter, work email, outlook.com email, SMS, MMS, hangouts, Skype and a bunch of other supported apps' messages in one view. I also use bb calendar and contacts apps. The best out there. I happily pay the .99 every month for this client.
    02-17-2017 11:20 AM
  16. mfriedman79's Avatar
    Sorry to bring this thread back up, is Nine really worth the $10? Using Gmail for my exchange email is simply not an option as it does not function how I need it to in a business setting. Also tried Outlook and while the app itself is pretty good the fact that you cannot change sync settings and how and when emails push is a deal breaker. Why in the world would Microsoft omit these features, especially for the business aspect, I do not want me work emails pushing immediately after 5PM and or on the weekend.

    I actually like HTC's mail app as well (coming from an HTC M9) however you cannot seem to install that on the Pixel for some reason.
    To put it simply, if you rely on exchange email for work, then yes Nine is 110% worth the $10. It is by far the best Exchange email app I have found. I switched when it first came out and have never had a problem with it. The ability to secure the app with exchange policies vs the entire phone is a must for me and, while I know a number of apps have added that, Nine has always just worked. The dev keeps the app updated regularly and as of a few months ago has added a full calendar with schedule assistant (for exchange/office365 systems that support it) that can be synced with the phone calendar or used separately. It honestly is the best Exchange app out there. Unfortunately it only support exchange/office365 so you're not going to be running your Yahoo/gmail/etc accounts through it for an all-on-one email app. I personally prefer it that way myself, but other might not.
    02-17-2017 02:21 PM
  17. kjjb0204's Avatar
    To put it simply, if you rely on exchange email for work, then yes Nine is 110% worth the $10. It is by far the best Exchange email app I have found. I switched when it first came out and have never had a problem with it. The ability to secure the app with exchange policies vs the entire phone is a must for me and, while I know a number of apps have added that, Nine has always just worked. The dev keeps the app updated regularly and as of a few months ago has added a full calendar with schedule assistant (for exchange/office365 systems that support it) that can be synced with the phone calendar or used separately. It honestly is the best Exchange app out there. Unfortunately it only support exchange/office365 so you're not going to be running your Yahoo/gmail/etc accounts through it for an all-on-one email app. I personally prefer it that way myself, but other might not.
    BlackBerry Hub does everything nine can do but can also work with pop3, IMAP and personal exchange. Ive owned all the big apps out there and Hub is definitely the best. To me...
    02-17-2017 02:33 PM
  18. green_ember's Avatar
    I use BlackBerry Hub also. The best part is that when you pay the 99 cents/month for the hub app, you also get Password Keeper which is pretty great too (especially with how easy the fingerprint reader on the Pixel XL is to use).
    02-20-2017 12:43 PM
  19. real0395's Avatar
    I have a related question about outlook on the pixel. I am using it to connect to my personal outlook.com account and a separate gmail account. Under "all accounts" when I go to the archive I can see a bunch of email threads there from both accounts, but I never moved any emails to be archived in the first place. Worried that I accidentally archived a bunch of email I went into the individual outlook account in the outlook app and looked in the archive folder, but it says there's no emails there. If I go online to outlook.com and/or check my outlook 2016 on my pc there's nothing in the archive folder either. Under the individual gmail account, there an archive folder doesn't even exist... I've just been ignoring it for no because it doesn't actually seem to affect my emails, is this just a bug? Have others experienced this? I even tried deleting the accounts, uninstalling the app, then reinstalling the app and it comes back the same. I didn't uninstall and restart, then reinstall so maybe I need to try that.
    02-25-2017 06:52 PM
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