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  1. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Based on various recommendations, I'm trying Type Mail. One of the options I use on Android Mail is the ability to only sync mail while connected to a wireless connection, but I don't see this option in Type Mail. Am I missing it or is it not available?


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    03-20-2015 07:21 PM
  2. Sean Cogan's Avatar
    I don't see that option anywhere in my settings. I would suggest you send an email to the developer's support team.... they are very responsive.
    03-20-2015 07:35 PM
  3. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    I don't see that option anywhere in my settings. I would suggest you send an email to the developer's support team.... they are very responsive.
    Thx. I'll do that. The lack of that feature is a deal breaker for me.

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    03-20-2015 09:27 PM
  4. Sean Cogan's Avatar
    I'll be interested to hear what they say, if you don't mind.
    03-20-2015 10:25 PM
  5. Crashdamage's Avatar
    AquaMail has configuration options out the wazoo including the WiFi option you're looking for. Very fast, rock-stable, and has excellent support.

    I've tried a lot of email clients and AquaMail is my default choice for all of our devices.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....kman.AquaMail

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
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    03-20-2015 11:29 PM
  6. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    AquaMail has configuration options out the wazoo including the WiFi option you're looking for. Very fast, rock-stable, and has excellent support.

    I've tried a lot of email clients and AquaMail is my default choice for all of our devices.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....kman.AquaMail

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    Thanks.
    03-21-2015 04:53 AM
  7. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    I'll be interested to hear what they say, if you don't mind.
    Here's their response:

    MAR 21, 2015 | 02:12AM UTC
    Type Team replied:

    Hi Raymond,

    Thanks for your query and welcome to Type Mail.

    Our sync options allow highly efficient and recommended push, both on resources and timeliness, periodic fetch mode, and manual mode:
    More | Manage Account Settings | Tap Your Account | Instant Push Settings | Push or Fetch.

    You can set to manual, and only when launching the app and pulling to refresh, see the new incoming emails.

    We will consider adding an option for syncing only when on WiFi.

    Great weekend & all the best.

    Cheers,
    Type Team
    KPMcClave likes this.
    03-21-2015 04:59 AM
  8. KPMcClave's Avatar
    Thanks.
    I used AquaMail for a long time and have been using Type Mail for several months. More to try something new than anything else (no dissatisfaction with AquaMail).

    One thing I really like that they both (and no other apps I've noticed) have is the ability to view with a dark theme your actual e-mail messages content (dark themes usually leave the message content dark text on light background).

    I'd recommend either very highly.
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    03-21-2015 10:44 AM
  9. dungoyle's Avatar
    I used AquaMail for a long time and have been using Type Mail for several months. More to try something new than anything else (no dissatisfaction with AquaMail).

    One thing I really like that they both (and no other apps I've noticed) have is the ability to view with a dark theme your actual e-mail messages content (dark themes usually leave the message content dark text on light background).

    I'd recommend either very highly.
    After reading all of the discussion here on e-mail application alternatives, and not being very enamored with the default application, I finally played with several. I tried Type (Blue Mail), Aqua, and K9; those being the most recommended lately. I didn't take a shine to K9 frankly, and while I liked Type okay, Aqua seems to hit the sweet spot for me. I've only been using it a short while, but I'm thinking this is definitely going to be daily e-mail app. Even the Android Wear notification is easier to read on my Moto 360 -- an unexpected bonus.
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    03-21-2015 12:47 PM
  10. Crashdamage's Avatar
    AquaMail is terrific but has sooooo many options and tricks it's easy to miss some. Menus pop up with a long-press or swipes do cool configurable stuff.

    I've used it long enough that I think I have a good grasp of most functions. Please feel free to ask if you need a little help or post in the AquaMail forum. You should get replies there pretty quickly.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
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    03-21-2015 01:43 PM
  11. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Thanks again. I'll give Aqua a look later this weekend.

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    03-21-2015 02:08 PM
  12. dungoyle's Avatar
    AquaMail is terrific but has sooooo many options and tricks it's easy to miss some. Menus pop up with a long-press or swipes do cool configurable stuff.

    I've used it long enough that I think I have a good grasp of most functions. Please feel free to ask if you need a little help or post in the AquaMail forum. You should get replies there pretty quickly.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    Thanks for the heads up on the AquaMail forum.
    03-21-2015 07:02 PM
  13. Crashdamage's Avatar
    In AquaMail, be sure to check out: Menu > Help/FAQs/Forum. Very handy.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    03-21-2015 07:44 PM
  14. Rob Bale's Avatar
    Done as suggested and asked Type Mail support, and they replied a setting for WiFi is not yet supported and it will in one of the next updates.
    07-08-2015 07:29 AM
  15. ubizmo's Avatar
    Something that may matter to some of you: Aqua Mail doesn't support ActiveSync. Type Mail and MailWise do. So if you have a hotmail/live.com/outlook.com account, you won't have push email, and there are intermittent glitches on the server side that cause problems with Aqua. That's something to consider. I know this thread is a bit old, but it's still relevant, as I've been having trouble with my live.com account on Aqua lately.
    09-30-2015 03:38 PM
  16. Crashdamage's Avatar
    True. Apologies for not pointing out the lack of ActiveSync support. Aquamail does support Exchange via EWS and IMAP but not ActiveSync. So if that's a requirement AquaMail's not for you. The developer is working on a work-around, but there's no timetable for completion - maybe never, who knows. Still easily the best all-around mail client I've ever found.

    @ubizmo: Have you posted in the AquaMail forum for help? What is the problem you're having with live.com? Is it the lack of Push email? Also, see the security info below. TypeMail has some fairly serious privacy concerns.

    Lack of Push email with Hotmail, live.com, outlook.com and Yahoo is not an AquaMail problem. It's because they fail to support the IMAP_IDLE command standard. The IDLE command is an option, not a requirement in IMAP and those services apparently decided it was an option their users didn't need. It sucks and is another good reason to avoid them if possible. We could send nastygrams to them demanding support for Push via IDLE I guess. Microsoft of course, doesn't care - they don't need no stinkin' standards!

    Important note about security!

    Many - actually most - of the popular email clients have security concerns. Some are fairly serious such as TypeMail and CloudMagic, others not so much. Please, check out the link below and the links provided there.

    http://androidforums.com/index.php?posts/7051405

    Read the AquaMail link for an example of proper security and privacy statement. Not the usual boring legalese, it's written in plain English and is interesting, informative, and takes just a couple of minutes to read. Worth the time. Also in the statement there's this link to a handy test site:

    https://emailprivacytester.com/
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    09-30-2015 07:52 PM
  17. ubizmo's Avatar
    Thanks. I was having trouble with the outlook imap mail, but apparently Microsoft has finally fixed it.

    That email article was very edifying.


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    10-11-2015 08:39 PM
  18. ubizmo's Avatar
    Reading this thread at the AquaMail forum, I see that Aqua and others may have to use Google Cloud Messaging to function properly in Marshmallow. That is clearly raising concerns among people who have chosen not to use Gmail in order not to have their email on Google's servers.
    10-15-2015 06:46 PM
  19. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm afraid that in the quest to find the Holy Grail of Battery Life, Google has landed Android in a cow pie. I can't see how this will stand for long. It handicaps Android email, alarms and who knows what else too much. The backlash will be too strong. But then again...

    As Kostya pointed out, he has an iPhone that gets better battery life - until he actually uses it. And in typical Apple/Microsoft fashion, his iPhone only supports Push for iCloud. The various limitations that Apple has strapped the iPhone with (and Microsoft with their screw standards - we don't need standards! - attitude about everything from email to web browsers) hasn't bothered users enough to keep them from lining up to buy the friggin' things.

    That's what happens when consumers, and in turn, marketing departments, don't much know or want to know how something works - just that it works. Much like a car. Put gas in now and then, it goes. The less often they put gas in, the better. If it fails to go, they're pissed. Same thing with a phone - charge it now and then, the less often the better, and it works. If not, they moan and complain.

    Ya can't really blame Google too much for this Doze fiasco. Really, they're just trying to give people what they keep screamin' for. If IMAP Push is a casualty along the way because it uses a tiny bit of battery, so be it. The battery people make a lot more noise. But...I'm gonna think positive and assume wiser minds will prevail and soon we will have an option to fully defeat Doze and restore IMAP Push, among other things.
    10-15-2015 08:10 PM
  20. frankemtp's Avatar
    Let me put in a good word for Aquamail. It is rock solid, fast and highly configurable. I have had it for several years and as other forum posters have suggested, you will need to play around with it to fully appreciate its potential.
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    10-15-2015 08:48 PM
  21. ubizmo's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm afraid that in the quest to find the Holy Grail of Battery Life, Google has landed Android in a cow pie. I can't see how this will stand for long. It handicaps Android email, alarms and who knows what else too much. The backlash will be too strong. But then again...
    I have to wonder how this will affect AOSP installations with out GCM. Seems like Marshmallow will break email apps without providing any remedy for them. Perhaps this is Google's way to finally drive a stake through the heart of all those forked Android versions. They'll be stuck at Lollipop.
    10-16-2015 09:47 AM
  22. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Well, it's not THAT bad, at least not if I understand it correctly, which is this:

    It will muck around with Push and other notifications, yes. But it won't actually break email clients, they just won't be able to ruin IMAP_IDLE or basically anything else while in Doze mode. If not Dozing, things work normally. In Doze, no, they will not work right.

    BUT...there's supposed to be a whitelist exception feature. BUT...for some reason it doesn't quite work 100%, though I'm not sure yet what that means. The 100% fix for email is supposedly GCS and I agree with you, that sucks 100%. I just don't have any experience with all this yet. What I do know I certainly don't like.

    I don't see how the Doze problem or any other changes to 6.0 will have a major impact on AOSP or custom ROMs. They can keep on doing what they do. Might be a bit more work, I suppose.



    Android since v1.0. Linux since 2001
    10-16-2015 11:18 AM
  23. BahnStormer77's Avatar
    Does Aquamail allow "Exchange" server access via OWA scraping? Not the most battery-efficient, but it does work and it's the only way we can get work e-mail on Android devices.
    11-10-2015 08:51 AM
  24. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Sorry for the slow response.

    AquaMail supports Exchange and Office 365 via IMAP and EWS. Since OWA is part of EWS I would guess it would do OWA scrape. But that's just a guess. Fortunately, I have no personal experience with Exchange.

    You should get a better answer in the AquaMail user forum, very possibly from the developer himself.

    http://www.aqua-mail.com/forum
    11-11-2015 03:42 AM
  25. Mark Lans's Avatar
    In one word - Typemail !
    In a few more: being a programmer myself, it is very easy for me to spot apps that are well thought out and well written.
    I’ve tried many email apps (K9, Aqua, CM...) Typemail blows the rest out of the water!
    It syncs fast and is easy to use, spam control, clusters, dark theme, colors theme, Exchange, pop3 - just name it's and it's there.
    those guys made an amazing job with this free app.
    Highly recommended !
    D._Manley likes this.
    11-22-2015 08:55 AM
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