Email Workaround for great funtionality


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  1. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

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    I have setup all my pop3 accounts through Gmail. The advantages are:

    1) All your mail in one spot with small email tags identifying what account they are from.

    2) Signatures for your outgoing mail with the Gmail app.

    3) You can file all your emails by labels (folders).

    4) You can search all your mail.

    5) You can filter your mail so it goes directly in the labels (folders).

    6) If you have an attachment in an email, you can save a bookmark for the Gmail website on your home screen and you can go there and download the attachment to your Droid. Works great!

    7) At all times you have access to all email on the Gmail website mirrored on your droid.

    8) You can also accept appointments created with Outlook through the web side app accessible from your phone.

    All the functionality of a Blackberry with better website functionality. I am really starting to get the functionality Google meant in the Droid!

    Update: I have found that forwarding mail to the Gmail account results in faster syncs. You can do this from your pop3 server.
     
  2. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

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    Mail Fetcher?

    Nice find for getting pop3 accounts to work on the better mail app.

    But for me, its enough that google knows my telephone number, location 24/7, contacts' names/numbers/addresses, my browsing and online shopping habits, files on my phone, and lord knows what else, without them having my email sitting on their servers.
     
  3. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

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    Here is Google's privacy policy:

    About Gmail

    I do not think they want the wrath of millions by violating it!
     
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    Just think about those "Industry Standards" and "Common Sense" blanket exceptions to privacy.

    I can't help but wonder how directly related "blind trust in corporations" is related to age. It seems to me that in another generation the USA will consider Chinese and Russian standards for individual rights to be okay.
     
  5. demarco5

    demarco5 Well-Known Member

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    all that sounds great but how do i set up my verizon mail account in the gmail app?
     
  6. rjoudrey

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    I have my verizon account setup there. Go to gmail online, settings, accounts and import, check mail using pop3:, add pop3 email account.

    In setting you add your signature, which account to send with, it was easier to use Gmail server to send although it still appears as though it was sent from your Verizon account.

    Let me know how it works.
     
  7. rjoudrey

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    I wouldn't worry unless your email includes military or corporate secrets, in which case I doubt you would use Google. I think Google is just thrilled at the chance to beat Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Server.

    Its not everyday you get to topple the great MS.
     
  8. colnago

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    That's all well and good, but it would mean my info is sitting on a server, which is more visible (vulnerable) to the rest of the "World", than say, my Optimum Online cable account.

    Gmail app is definately more robust than any other POP3 handler out there...just wish that it would create another "Label tree" for the exteral account, rather than merging everything in the same inbox. I created a new label, along with a filter with the external Pop3, so that it makes a copy of messages in its self-named "label". It still leaves a copy of messages in the main Inbox though, but at least it "tags" the message, so you know which account its for, viewable in the "Inbox" view.
     
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    great find! I almost had to trade this in, couldn't get my college email to come in through the email client :).
     
  11. rjoudrey

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    In your filter you click to skip the inbox or after you have read it you can move to the label from phone or web.
     
  12. colnago

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    Yeah, I used both "Import POP3" and "Check email from another POP3". Import method doesn't let you pick whether to "leave messages on server", so I cancelled before I saw any changes after 10 min. On a 3rd refresh it actually did pull in most of my messages, and auto created a folder.

    This after using the "Check other POP3" method, where I created all rules/filters and label specifically for external account.

    I got it working ok, not sure if I'll continue, but I tried spending more time finding more info about the data stored from the native "Backup". Curious on schedule, and what actually gets backed up...whether you can adjust items backed up, or specific backup in time, etc.


    Google = Big Brother ;-)
     
  13. rjoudrey

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    You right, I did not see an option for leaving the messages on the other server but my experience is that it does.

    Also can take a long time initially to get all your mail.

    MS = Bigger Brother!
     
  14. stevenfstein

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    Things I did not find working - can't view embedded images created in Outlook and once I delete from Gmail it does not delete from the server so I have to go back to Outlook and delete them there. Double work

    Best..... Steve
     
  15. demarco5

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    ok so i got my verizon mail setup on gmail, all the emails are coming in fine, but when i go to send a mail from my phone its showing up as sent from gmail not verizon...how do i get it to show up as sent from verizon?
     
  16. colnago

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    Yeah the import method leaves messages on server by default...checked via Outlook, forgot to post.
     
  17. rjoudrey

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    This is meant to be used in stead of Outlook. Otherwise I agree double work.
     
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    Gmail Web, Settings, Accounts and Import, Send Mail as: You can make any account as default and also select:

    When receiving a message:
    Reply from the same address the message was sent to
     
  19. rjoudrey

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    You really do not need Outlook Gmail has contacts and calendar all synced to your phone and phone to web as well.

    I understand it feels funny not to use Outlook, but I think the Gmail Web is more universally assessable. :eek:
     
  20. demarco5

    demarco5 Well-Known Member

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    now it says

    demarco575@gmail.com; on behalf of; Chris DeMarco [demarco575@verizon.net]

    i guess if i dont mind how sloppy that looks i should be ok! lol thanks
     
  21. rjoudrey

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    Try making your Verizon account the default account. I just sent to Gmail and it did say on behalf of!
     
  22. demarco5

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    i think it only says it in outlook, not on the gmail app.............so i guess its alrerady defaulted?
     
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    For those needing an offline version of Gmail to compose, review email when not connected to the internet with your laptop go to:

    Gmail Web, Settings, Labs and enable offline. Then save changes and you will go through a series steps which installs Googles Gears.

    This program will install an HTML based computer resident version of Gmail. It will also sync all your data locally for use offline.
     
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    In Google Calendar you can click offline in the top right and it will install a similar offline component.
     
  25. demarco5

    demarco5 Well-Known Member

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    so im running gmail now with the verizon account in there, its missed a couple emails though and i dont see them in the spam folder even though they were pretty much kinda spam???????????
     

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