What is the best email app?

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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)
 

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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).
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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. :)
 

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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.
 

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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 ass-load of settings frankly.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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