HTC Mail or Android GMail app?

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  1. goDroid

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    What is better?
     

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  2. V425

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    I only use the gmail app and I think its pretty good. It doesn't save cache/data to internal memory and I've never had issues with battery life or notifications with it. Not sure about the mail app, I never wanted to set it up for my AOL account because it gets too much junk and I don't want my phone going off all day, if I ever want to check it then I just use a bookmark through the browser.
     
  3. toasty

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    I would love the gmail app if it allowed you to navigate between messages without having to go back to the inbox. That's a pretty significant issue, though.

    You might considering trying "Seven." Seems to combine the best of both programs, IMO.
     
  4. DaWeav

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    I like having Gmail accounts, but I don't like the Google Gmail experience because of their forced 'conversations' thread view. So, I disabled Gmail sync and instead configured my main Gmail account on HTC Mail. Plus, I noticed that in the Gmail app I have to hit the download images to see HTML email, while in the HTC Mail app I don't.
     
  5. NYCHitman1

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    Do the images auto appear in the HTC Mail app?
     
  6. scottmbolt

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    I like the stock mail app, I have to complaints with it. However, I have it set up for Yahoo. No GMail usage for me.
     
  7. NYCHitman1

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    I'm using the HTC Mail app and I must say that I like how it handles attachments much better than the Gmail app does but it's a damn shame that the download freq can't be set to as soon as items arrive.
     
  8. T Mac

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    Gmail app works fine. They both have there good/bad's.
     
  9. goDroid

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    I hear that the next update from HTC will set the retrieval lower.
    i was going to use google apps for domains because they have an exchange connector which would work really well with the htc mail app.

    i am sold on the htc mail. i love the fact that I can pinch and zoom. i will sure miss the label feature though.
     
  10. NYCHitman1

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    You can still use your labels, bro. You press menu -> more -> move to -> select item that req the move -> then select the folder or "label" and voila!
     
  11. Little Darwin

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    This is my only real complaint with Gmail (both online and in the Android app) and if you look at the postings on Gmail, there are others that feel the same.

    I don't want to open up a whole thread when I read email... It is not a forum, it is email!!! ;)

    Plus, sometimes it clumps things into conversations in a strange way,
     
  12. JB in AZ

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    I'm not sure if this will help, but I use the stock HTC email app that came with the hero for my Gmail, and it shows each individual email in the inbox, not as a conversation. Just wondering if this will help you.
     
  13. DaWeav

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    Yep, and like another poster already commented, the HTC Mail app even has 'Pinch and Zoom'.


    Yep, I've scrolled through some of those gmail forced feature threads too. Seems like we're not alone. It's funny how Google can add stuff like Wave and not have a simple Labs feature to turn off the stinking conversation thread view. But then, it we would still probably would not have that feature in our Android phones anyway. Oh well...Thanks HTC for including a alternative mail app! ;)
     
  14. rkc.98116

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    I have the t-mobile mytouch 3g, and generally am very happy with it. But I can't figure out how to move an e-mail from my inbox to another folder from the gmail app. T-mobile tech support was not able to tell me how, and it just seems like a common enough thing that it must be possible. Is it?
     
  15. Slovak

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    Personally, I use the HTC Mail app for my gmail due to the fact that I can control how often it checks for new mail, whereas the gmail app doesn't offer that. If you receive tons of email per day, it has helped me save on battery life by using the HTC Mail app over the gmail app
     
  16. toasty

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    I'm pretty sure that the Gmail messages are pushed to the Gmail app rather than it retrieving messages, which is how the HTC mail app handles it, so it shouldn't be a serious drain on battery life.
     
  17. AnthroMatt

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    True...unless you check the email every time you get a notification that new mail has arrived. ;)
     
  18. russhour

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    NYCHitman1can you confirm with a screenshot that labels work with the HTC mail app? I have been unable to find anyone else who could do this...
     
  19. Zinja

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    I have my HTC Mail app. set to download every 10 minutes. For the last three days I have had to refresh manually as 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 3 hours goes by. Why is it not automatically syncing any more?

    I've erased and readded my POP accounts, and that hasn't solved the issue.
     
  20. LBPHeretic

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    I use the stock HTC email app. I have no issues with it except that it keeps notifying me of the same unread email that is in my inbox every time it checks for new email.

    I know that a few other people on this forum have experienced the same issue. I was wondering if anyone knows if the OTA update has fixed this?
     
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