1. Starfinder's Avatar
    I have noticed that my phone was loaded with 2 email apps. It seems like 1 was stock and 1 was a Gmail app. I prefer the Gmail app as it allows a reading pane like Outlook when I hold it sideways. I had to turn off notifications and remove the quicklink for the stock email app.

    I do not like the threading in Gmail.

    Are there better email apps out there?
    09-21-2011 11:36 PM
  2. chazglenn3's Avatar
    The Samsung email app also does the two pane view if you turn the phone sideways...if yours isn't doing it make sure the option is selected in the email settings. My issue with the Samsung app is that there is no "select all" for deleting emails.
    09-22-2011 09:54 AM
  3. michaeljc70's Avatar
    The Samsung email app (as well as most other third party) doesn't have push email. It needs to poll and eats battery life if getting emails close to when they are sent is important to you.
    09-22-2011 10:45 AM
  4. BRIVERS73's Avatar
    You can give k-9 (FREE) a try & there is also Kaiten (PAID).I don't care for either personally. IMHO the Gmail app is the best at the moment although it's missing some key features like pinch to zoom & the ability to turn off threading in email.(I dislike this as well)
    09-22-2011 10:52 AM
  5. JasonF's Avatar
    For business use I like Touchdown. Touchdown has a nice tablet app as well.
    09-22-2011 10:59 AM
  6. alacrify's Avatar
    I'm using Touchdown for Exchange (better email and calendar IMHO) and K-9 for Gmail (has a setting to always show images, which you can't do in the stock Gmail app).
    09-30-2011 02:34 PM
  7. HollyDolly's Avatar
    Anyone try MailDroid yet? It has great ratings, it's expensive ($17.99), and I'm wondering if anyone actually owns/uses it?

    I personally didn't care for K9. The Gmail app is great; the stock email app gets my emails fine, but when I reply to the emails, it seems to duplicate the body text..which is embarrassing.
    09-30-2011 03:35 PM
  8. Floridadomer's Avatar
    Anyone try MailDroid yet? It has great ratings, it's expensive ($17.99), and I'm wondering if anyone actually owns/uses it?

    I personally didn't care for K9. The Gmail app is great; the stock email app gets my emails fine, but when I reply to the emails, it seems to duplicate the body text..which is embarrassing.
    I have used it for a couple of years and love it. I am using the free version. The little ad on the bottom doesn't bother me and I don't need any of the extras the Pro version offers.
    09-30-2011 03:59 PM
  9. blitz118's Avatar
    For business use I like Touchdown. Touchdown has a nice tablet app as well.
    Have you noticed with touchdown that it will not set off the notification light?
    09-30-2011 04:32 PM
  10. dammitcubs's Avatar
    Have you noticed with touchdown that it will not set off the notification light?
    It will. You have to go to settings under email alerts. You enable light notification and then change the setting to blue or red using rgb scale. Its pretty simple and I use it.
    09-30-2011 05:01 PM
  11. blitz118's Avatar
    It will. You have to go to settings under email alerts. You enable light notification and then change the setting to blue or red using rgb scale. Its pretty simple and I use it.
    I have that set up, but the notification light will not flash. I get the notification sound and the phone will vibrate, but the light will not flash. What are your email alert lights set to?
    09-30-2011 05:20 PM
  12. HollyDolly's Avatar
    I have used it for a couple of years and love it. I am using the free version. The little ad on the bottom doesn't bother me and I don't need any of the extras the Pro version offers.
    Ooo, good to know! I will give it a shot this weekend. Does it do push email on all Pop mail accounts (Yahoo, Hotmail)? I admit that the little ads on the bottom bother me (such as with Tweetcaster Free version), but $18 is a lot of money for email when the separate emails apps (stock, Gmail) work ok. But if I love it, I'll buy it eventually. Maybe.
    09-30-2011 06:46 PM
  13. dammitcubs's Avatar
    I have that set up, but the notification light will not flash. I get the notification sound and the phone will vibrate, but the light will not flash. What are your email alert lights set to?
    Email alerts >>enable lights >>configure >>move bottom tan all the way to make blue. I believed that worked . Don't forget to save.
    10-01-2011 02:22 AM
  14. blitz118's Avatar
    Email alerts >>enable lights >>configure >>move bottom tan all the way to make blue. I believed that worked . Don't forget to save.
    Those setting do not work for me. The notification light will not come on.
    10-01-2011 03:06 AM
  15. ZATZAi's Avatar
    So far I am liking K9, not as good as the old WebOS mail app but very close. I use a desktop email app and Gmail with IMAP so ita important that whatever I use has goog support for IMAP folder prefixs (The Gmail app does not), and K9 does. Works very well with IDLE too.

    Only thing I would really change would to have a folder hierarchy view like on WebOS or Thunderbird. Iglts nice though how you can set notifications per account, there is an ***-load of settings frankly.
    10-01-2011 03:21 AM
  16. ZATZAi's Avatar
    Ooo, good to know! I will give it a shot this weekend. Does it do push email on all Pop mail accounts (Yahoo, Hotmail)? I admit that the little ads on the bottom bother me (such as with Tweetcaster Free version), but $18 is a lot of money for email when the separate emails apps (stock, Gmail) work ok. But if I love it, I'll buy it eventually. Maybe.
    Just an FYI, POP email does not support Push, only IMAP (With IDLE) , Exchange/Activesync and proprietary systems like BBMail do. I find exchange is a lil faster than IMAP IDLE, but not by much.

    Any POP push service is just pseudo push, using frequent polling. That can kill your battery fast if the polling is occuring on your phone. Some services like BBMail do the polling on their server then Push to your mobile when there is an update.

    Gmail offers Exchange, IMAP with IDLE and POP. I think Hotmail is Activesync and POP and Yahoo just POP. But I could be wrong on what syncing methods they currently offer.
    10-01-2011 03:29 AM
  17. HollyDolly's Avatar
    Just an FYI, POP email does not support Push, only IMAP (With IDLE) , Exchange/Activesync and proprietary systems like BBMail do. I find exchange is a lil faster than IMAP IDLE, but not by much.

    Any POP push service is just pseudo push, using frequent polling. That can kill your battery fast if the polling is occuring on your phone. Some services like BBMail do the polling on their server then Push to your mobile when there is an update.

    Gmail offers Exchange, IMAP with IDLE and POP. I think Hotmail is Activesync and POP and Yahoo just POP. But I could be wrong on what syncing methods they currently offer.
    Hmm, maybe the polling is why my battery runs down faster, but it's not too bad. Polling or push...as long as my email gets to me!

    I still need a good hotmail app, though.
    10-01-2011 04:31 AM
  18. dil#CB's Avatar
    I've been using Enhanced Email and like it a lot....lighter/ cleaner than Touchdown but has all key features, e.g. Select All in message list view, viewing images in an email etc. + compatible with Executive Assistant widget.
    10-01-2011 07:42 AM
  19. srkmagnus's Avatar
    It's a shame that the return window is only 15-minutes. You can't properly test a paid email application within that window to see if it's right for you.

    On that note, I've used K9 and enjoyed it.
    10-01-2011 10:19 AM
  20. Floridadomer's Avatar
    Ooo, good to know! I will give it a shot this weekend. Does it do push email on all Pop mail accounts (Yahoo, Hotmail)? I admit that the little ads on the bottom bother me (such as with Tweetcaster Free version), but $18 is a lot of money for email when the separate emails apps (stock, Gmail) work ok. But if I love it, I'll buy it eventually. Maybe.
    Did you see this?
    http://www.androidcentral.com/offici...android-market
    10-04-2011 07:55 AM
  21. bjones521's Avatar
    What email app offers pinch to zoom??? Thats very important to me. The gmail app would be perfect if it offered that.
    10-04-2011 10:08 AM
  22. onthehunt's Avatar
    Those of you using K9, do you have trouble opening office file attachments like .doc, .xls, .ppt? I am using K9, and it won't open these type files. K9 will open pdf files. Am I missing some setting in K9 to open "Office" attachments?
    10-13-2011 12:54 PM
  23. nextelfixer's Avatar
    Maildroid has a free version too. (with adds). I love it. you can pinch and zoom from within the app. I have been using it for over 6 months and have tried most others but always come back.
    10-13-2011 03:26 PM
  24. Fraslin#AC's Avatar
    What email app offers pinch to zoom??? Thats very important to me. The gmail app would be perfect if it offered that.
    I have tried several and like enhanced email the best by far. I can view my Exchange or Gmail inboxes combined or separately as needed.

    It doesn't do pinch to zoom but uses the volume control to change the font so you can effectively make an email larger.
    10-13-2011 05:30 PM
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