Best exchange email appGeneral

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  1. scotiwis

    scotiwis Member

    I'm new to android, just got an S3. The stock email app is OK but not great, looked at TouchDown but you can't configure notification sound on it (or can you?), looked at Moxier but it's a bit basic.

  2. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    Touchdown, for sure. Yes, you can configure a notification sound. Don't have my phone with me right now, but it's definitely in there. You can use any sound you want.
  3. scotiwis

    scotiwis Member

    Thanks for the reply, I can't seem to see the setting anywhere. Unless it's not available in the trial version?
  4. _Aardvark

    _Aardvark Well-Known Member

    What didn't you like with the stock email app and exchange?
  5. scotiwis

    scotiwis Member

    The format on the inbox summary screen is terrible - font is too large, black background / white text - can only see a few emails at a time. As opposed to touchdown which looks great in the inbox summary screen.

    On the subject of Touchdown can anybody advise how to get the icon showing the number of unread messages - I see there's various widgets etc for it but all I want is an icon which shows number of unread messages - same as how the stock email icon works.

  6. bjones521

    bjones521 Active Member

    Hey guys....Is their an email app where I can pinch to zoom for pics??
  7. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    Touchdown shows the number of unread messages in the icon for me. Pretty sure that I've never seen a setting to change that though.

    Notification sound is in menu->settings->advanced->email alerts

    No idea if that's in the trial version or not.
  8. gadgetmunky

    gadgetmunky New Member

    Hi Scotwis,

    I'm also dissapointed with the stock email - compared to the HTC stock email, there's no ability (as far as I can find??) to browse sub-folders.

    I've tried K-9 but it's complicated to set up, am browsing the web for instructions now. It is one of the most popular email apps on Android, but I'm not sure if it supports Microsoft Exchange Sync. Give it a go.

    Thanks for your post
  9. sanqueue

    sanqueue New Member

    Exchange email on the android is terrible, I'm really looking for an app that can do it better. (I used to use iPhone, which had excellent exchange/AD support built in)

    Specifically, I want to be able to search messages on the server, I want it to autocomplete addresses from the GAL, I want emails that have been read on the phone to show up read in Outlook (and vice-versa), and I want to look up contact details from the Global Address List (GAL)
  10. _Aardvark

    _Aardvark Well-Known Member

    Have you tried touchdown?
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Mine actually took 10% of my used battery, which I thought was quite high for Push email in peak time and 4 hour off peak. This was one exchange account. 3% Client 7% exchange service. This same account, 100% on my old phone didn't even really register on the battery scale. 2% if that.
  12. scotiwis

    scotiwis Member

    Touchdown is pretty good but still has quirks. Better than stock email using exchange though. The bottom line is the iphone handles exchange email perfectly, android has some way to go.
    Has anybody tried anything other than stock email and touchdown for exchange email - maybe there's something great out there?
  13. littlejohno

    littlejohno Active Member

    I've also come from an I phone and desperately want a better email client I'll try the above mentioned :)
  14. jcmtyler

    jcmtyler Well-Known Member

    Touchdown is the best I've seen on Android, I've been using it for two years on my Nexus One. If there's anything better on Android I'd love to see it.

    Exchange support on the iPhone is pretty good, but Touchdown supports a lot more native Exchange functionality, such as forwarding calendar invitations, out-of-office auto replies, server-side searching, remote wipe, etc.
  15. 2horses

    2horses Well-Known Member

    I have Touchdown on my X and when I swap phones I'll install it on this one. My main gripe about the native exchange app (based on what I see on my E4GT) is not being able to delete an email without opening it.
  16. wayneholbrook

    wayneholbrook Well-Known Member

    Im sorry, but I am noew to Andriod. If I intsall touchdown, can I then errase the stock widegt for email?
  17. wayneholbrook

    wayneholbrook Well-Known Member

    Also, can I set up gmail as an exchange on my ipad instead of a reg push account?
  18. jamesk84

    jamesk84 Well-Known Member

    Set up the swipe gesture, mine is left to right delete.
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  19. 2horses

    2horses Well-Known Member

    HA! Takes a little finesse, but yes, it works! I also found a "delete" option in the menu, if you select it it puts check boxes up beside each email. Once you check the ones you want gone and hit delete, the boxes go away again. I might can live with that, but wish the boxes (and th eoption to delete) were persistent.
  20. krizzz

    krizzz Member

    All, I am in the same boat with the Droid RAZR. What's really making me nuts is that I can only seem to connect to Exchange with the default android Email client (might be a Moto app...not sure). I've tried Enhanced Mail, Touchdown, and a couple of others (all with defined Exchange support) and my corp server rejects them when it tries to register.

    Anyone else seen this?
  21. scooterinmn

    scooterinmn Well-Known Member

    How, exactly does one go about this? Seems helpful.

    I have purchased and used Touchdown for myself and my other users. I have yet to install it on the S3 since I haven't found any fault with the stock version and I love the home grown widgets that work with it. Touchdown has a LONG way to go in the widget department before they catch up with Touchwiz. I can say that they have the best customer service of any Andriod vendor that I have come across.
  22. 2horses

    2horses Well-Known Member

    Are you sure you checked it to accept the certificate?
  23. ssbmg

    ssbmg New Member

    Having serious and seriously annoying issues with native exchange app on my GS3. First of all, I'm connected to my work exchange server and had no issues with the GN and HTC OX previously.

    My inbox randomly deletes all 1000 or so emails then proceeds to download all of the back right afterwards. WTF??? Anyone else seen this and any ideas how to stop it from happening? It seems to happen after a reboot which is rath inconvenient since I reboot about 2-8 times per week getting off and on planes.

    Also I have issues with emails getting stuck indefinitely in my outbox and sometimes I don't realize for a couple days. This also happened with my galaxy nexus so I suspect it's an android issue.

    Regardless the inbox purge and reload is killing my battery! Any help is appreciated!
  24. krizzz

    krizzz Member

    Yup. Tried with the checkbox, without it...
  25. scotiwis

    scotiwis Member

    Thought I might jump back on here as I started this thread.
    Have now been using Touchdown for a month or so. It's definitely the best non-stock exchange app I've found (unless anybody can still recommend better?!). Its widgets are terrible though, and the scroll jumping when reading longer emails is very annoying.
    The main advantage with Touchdown over stock though is not having to lock the entire phone with a pin - our exchange policy forces pin lock on devices. Touchdown only required the pin when opening the app rather than locking the whole phone down.

    Does anybody know if there's a workaround when using the stock email app to remove the force pin lock on the phone (you can do this on iphone with jailbreak apps). If this could be done I'd go back to the stock email app as overall it's better than Touchdown until Touchdown sort out their widgets etc!


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