K-9 Mail: This is the email application you need!!

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  1. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

    I have been using K9 e-mail app ever since I purchased my HTC Eris last November. It is THE answer to getting POP, IMAP, and WEB mail on your phone with push speed. By push I mean instant, I came from a blackberry, the leader in mobile email, and was sorely disappointing by the lack of built-in instant email other then Gmail (which I don't use).

    K9 mail features
    Push mail
    Multi folder sync
    Multi account handling
    Message flagging
    Batch processing and editing
    BCC self
    Keyboard shorcuts
    Attachment sending and receiving
    Configurable alerts and much more

    I would think that many agree that the built in mail clients in most android phones lack some core features. K9 mail in my opinion is a very solid alternative and for FREE why would you not at least try it?

    I have found on the web a beta version of K9 Mail that integrates a universal inbox function into the app that includes color coded tabs for each mail account. this is a great feature that i miss from having a blackberry that i hope will be added to new versions of the official app.

    Other then the app itself, it also has a plugin/app for integration into the pure messenger widget as well which is nice for those that run the widget.


  2. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

    The latest update to k9 mail has in fact added the global inbox feature amongst some other neat stuff, check it out.
  3. GriZlore

    GriZlore Member

    i just can't get K9 to work correctly

    Whenever the inbox refreshes, or when it next polls, the previous email, whether read or not are deleted.

    I can seem to work out why! It is very fustrating

    Any ideas?

    ps - it doesnt seem account related, as I have added several, including gmail... and all are the same (deleted on next mail check!)
  4. Fredwithanf

    Fredwithanf Member

    I can't seem to get it to push with my Exchange account. I've got it all set up, but the option 'Folders to check with push' is grayed out. I wish I could get it to work. Everything else about it is awesome.
  5. TheShade001

    TheShade001 Member

    This used to happen to me. The problem for me was regarding using Outlook with a pop account. In Outlook, I had to go into the account settings, change/edit, more setting, advanced tab, and check on the option to "Leave a copy of the messages on the server." I did not realize that Outlook deletes them off of the sever once you receive it (re gardless of whether it was Read or Unread). So, the next time you poll - those messages are not there and they would disappear on my device.

    Maybe something along these lines (whether you use Outlook or not) is happening to you?

    Hope that helps. I know how frustrating it was until i figured out what was going on.
  6. TheShade001

    TheShade001 Member

    I don't have Exchange at work, but the push feature is grayed out for me too. Did you ever figure it out?
  7. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Well-Known Member

    The change font size addition was key for me. The font was way to small before.
  8. KittyCat

    KittyCat New Member

    I really wanted K9 to work for me, as I, too come from Blackberry and am very disappointed in email lag on my new DX. However, my biggest need is for syncing a OWA account for work, and I could not make this work despite over 20 variations of setup. My POP emails were no problem, but I don't have a pressing need for fast email on those accounts.

    Any experts in setting up OWA accounts on K9?
  9. Slated

    Slated Active Member

    What kills this app for me is its insistence on top-posting. Nasty, nasty, nasty design decision. It's like talking backwards, or reading a book upside down.
  10. murdoc158

    murdoc158 Well-Known Member

    I can't get K9 to delete my emails from the Gmail server at all. Menu>more>Settings>Account Settings>When I delete a message is set to delete from server. Am I missing something?
  11. subroutines

    subroutines New Member

    See this link:
    K9MailAndExchange - k9mail - Advice on how to configure K-9 Mail to work with Exchange - Project Hosting on Google Code

    I am in the same boat as well with Droid X. If you have the Droid X, it is probably best to use the stock app that comes with it. Go to the Messaging app and create a Corporate Sync. Or if you want the best, according to several reviews, use TouchDown (some say it is closer to a Blackberry experience that you can get).

    With K-9, I have had luck in interfacing with one of my OWA account (2003) but with 2007, I am only able to receive email but not send them.

    Overall, if you are going to use K-9 for Exchange you may have luck depending on how your company has configured it and it may require a lot of trial and error with the setting. If you are using K-9 for personal email accounts or accounts that you have access to configuration, then it is decent choice. The other alternative to K-9 is MailDroid, which is better and less of a power drain.
  12. wase4711

    wase4711 Well-Known Member

    do you need k9 mail AND the k9 mail plug in if you use Pure messenger widget?
    I have them both installed and running, and I get duplicates of my emails..Not sure if I can delete K9 mail and just use the "pure widget" version by itself...

  13. metal2000

    metal2000 New Member

    Same problem here. I've spent a week searching online, and trying tons of different workarounds, and I just can't get K-9 to delete e-mails so that when I load up the ol' POP retrieval in Outlook, it doesn't download. And honestly, it may not be a K-9 bug at all, but a Gmail one.

    At first I thought it was because the deleted messages were being thrown into the [IMAP]/Trash "folder" (which isn't really a folder at all, but a Label) rather than the regular mail trash. Through a bunch of extra workarounds, I managed to successfully remove items from this folder/label directly from K-9. But even then, the messages were still downloading with Outlook.

    It seems the ONLY way to delete a message so that it won't download in Outlook is to do so directly from the browser version of Gmail. (Well, when I was using my Blackberry for e-mail, "delete from server" worked fine with this.)

    Perhaps I'm going to have to manually set up Gmail as a POP account with K-9. I'd really just like to be able to delete unimportant messages completely from my phone without having to load up the browser or download them to Outlook first.
  14. gylim78

    gylim78 New Member

    Could someone point me to a place where there is a step by step instruction on how to configure push email with imap and a gmail acct ?

    I have setup everything and am able to recieve my gmail on my k9 mail. However, I do not know how to enable the push function. When I send a test email to my gmail account. There is no respond. Is it supposed to be immediate or is there a lag ? Or do I have the whole push email concept wrong ?
  15. wase4711

    wase4711 Well-Known Member

    in K9, did you set up gmail as an IMAP, or POP3 account?
  16. gylim78

    gylim78 New Member

    I was using imap all along. But I have managed to get it to work. I fiddled around with some settings and then suddenly it worked. Not really sure what was that I changed ... :D
  17. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    Question: some of my messages appear hightlighted in DARK GREY ...not bold as in "unread" but the dark grey. I can't seem to figure out what that indicates? Anyone know??

  18. riskaa

    riskaa Well-Known Member

    I think the dark grey means there is an attachment with the email. I was trying to figure that out myself...
    does that seem right?
  19. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    You know, I thought that was the case as well but I could SWEAR I saw a circumstance where there was NO attachment and was STILL dark-grey-highlighted. I do not exactly recall the circumstance surrounding the email where I THOUGHT it was highlighted but with NO attachment but vaguely remember that there were graphics and an email in HTML format. Perhaps K9 is "confused" about indicating an email with an attachment when it might have some specific types of HTML code triggering the dark-grey highlight??


    I'm still not sure. Anyone else have any ideas??

    And another thing...the app is GREAT in that there are some many settings and adjustment, however, there are SO MANY SETTINGS AND ADJUSTMENT!!! Is there ANY FAQ or manual online whatsoever?? I never saw an app with SO many option yet so LITTLE online or other support. The developer has GOT to have some notes on all the junk in the program, no?? :))




    I JUUUUUST happened to check my K9 email after posting the above reply and can CONFIRM that the dark grey highlighting does NOT MEAN a there is an attachment. I have one ONE highlighted email and it has an attachment but two other emails WITH attachments and NO highlight.

    Annnnnnnnd I just checked again...now that I have read the messages, the highlighting is GONE...

    So I am still confused...
  20. man00va

    man00va Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I have installed K9, synced both my Uni and Gmail email with it, however, one question. Does k9 download all emails to the phone? I synced and instantly got a 'running low on space' message.

    If so, is there a way to just view the emails across the airwaves so to speak, rather than downloading them? After all, I have a 3G package for a reason.
  21. YMark

    YMark Well-Known Member

    If you use K9 email, do you have to turn off the stock email application?
  22. ItalianHunk

    ItalianHunk Well-Known Member

    If so, how do you turn off the stock email app? I'm going to download K9 right now and I don't want the two to get mixed up with each other.

  23. willsob

    willsob Member

    I may be wrong, but I think the grey highlighted messages are ones that have been read, but are not completely downloaded. (not just attachments, but any related images or text. Headers etc)
    I don't have any meeting these criteria in my inbox atm, so I can't check. Anyone confirm?
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  24. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    Interesting question that I never thought about...but you actually do NOT have to think about it!!

    Download K-9, set it up and use K-9...but just do NOT setup and use the stock email. They won't necessary "conflict" but if you download email messages to your phone in one app and have settings to remove the mail from the server, you WILL NOT be able to download and access the email in another app (stock or otherwise). If you choose NOT to remove downloaded mail from the server then you can theoretically have copies of ALL your message in ALL your email apps as well as your computer.

    Also, make sure that any settings in the app you are NOT using that might download or affect mail in the BACKGROUND are OFF. Otherwise, you'll have stuff happening and downloading in the app you are NOT using and possibly missing stuff in the app you want to use.

    So they "won't get mixed up with each other" if your settings are in good shape and/or you stick to using ONE app.

    Hope this helps...
  25. wtherrell

    wtherrell Well-Known Member

    They show up at the bottom of the message but they are very dark gray and don't seem to do anything. I want to move some of my emails to different folders to save them for later and to organize them. Would be a very useful feature if I could get it to work.

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