1. hbquikcomjamesl's Avatar
    Quite simply, I find the GMail web client utterly horrible, and getting worse with every so-called "improvement." Even my ISP's SquirrelMail, while hardly ideal, has a better, less-cluttered, easier-to-customize web-mail interface than GMail.

    And while I can't recall the last time I tried the mail reader apps that came with my Nexus 7, I don't recall being terribly impressed with them.

    My problems with GMail's web client:

    1. By hiding quoted text, it makes it difficult to avoid excessive quoting.
    2. It tries to shove top-posting down your throat. In most of the circles I travel in, top-posting and excessive quoting are both considered exceedingly rude; the norm is to trim quoted material to the barest minimum needed to establish context, and to either bottom-post or inline-post responses.
    3. It's hard to tell if you're sending in pure text mode (does it even HAVE a pure text mode, any more?). HTML is for web pages, NOT for email. HTML email is evil: it wastes bandwidth; it has the capability to deploy payloads without the recipient's consent; it has the capability to hide the true destinations of links; for all its disadvantages, it doesn't even make the messages render more consistently (and indeed, frequently makes them render LESS consistently than a properly formed pure text email.

    Of course, that's not to say that editing quoted text is exactly easy on a tablet to begin with. But for my ISP email, I can get along reasonably well just using the SquirrelMail web-mail interface, when away from home. Not so good for my personal or work GMail.
    07-18-2013 02:05 PM
  2. anon(5486833)'s Avatar
    You might try MailDroid.


    I don't know if it will meet your requirements but it's the best email app in my opinion. There is a free version and a paid ad free pro version.

    If you think that it helped you, don't post a thanks. PRESS the THANKS button.
    Sent from my JellyBeer Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    dduniam likes this.
    07-19-2013 02:16 PM
  3. dduniam's Avatar
    MailDroid rocks, it's way better than the stock mail client. I like most things that Google do, but their concept of how email should work is simply daft!
    anon(5486833) likes this.
    07-25-2013 05:44 AM

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