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


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  1. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    After seen your post I had to wait a couple DAYS to see the grey highlighted messages in my inbox.

    I was able to confirm that is appear you are RIGHT...if the message is partially downloaded, then the subject is grey!!

    THANKS!!

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  2. Markus729

    Markus729 Well-Known Member

    I love this app! However, what do I do with the .ics meeting attachments so they actually show up in my Gmail calendar, and not miss appointments?

    For instance, it gives me the option of saving or viewing. Saving says it downloads to my SD card, but how do I import those?
  3. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    I used K9 for 5 email accounts, couple POP, couple IMAP.

    Question: how do I/what setting do I use to have my trashed emails EMPTIED. I seem to only be able to do it manually but can't find where (or if I can) to have the trash empty manually. Is there an auto-expunge?? Because the "expunge" option in the menu doesn't seem to empty the trash. Polling also doesn't seem to empty the trash.

    I am NOT concerned with syncing with my accounts...just getting the trash ON MY PHONE emptied.

    I was looking at my K9 app size one day and it was 20MB which is HUGE. So I looked around at what sorta data could have been associated with the app and found pretty much ALL my deleted emails still in the trash!! The ONLY way it seemed that I could empty the trash was MANUALLY: Menu...Folder List...Menu...EMPTY TRASH *(or long way...scroll to Trash...click Trash....Select All and DELETE (with the little trash icon)).

    Any way to have this done AUTOMATICALLY??

    THANKS!!
  4. boatman

    boatman Well-Known Member

    k9 was great. used it for pop. changed to exchange. can't get it to connect. on k9s message board, are a ton of people with the same issue! Not really addressed! I can get the native email app and touchdown to sync in about 2 minutes, I have spent like 3 hours with k9, never can get it to connect, can't figure out it's settings. would love to be using it, and posted question to their message board, but nothing...
  5. sigala

    sigala New Member

    I installed the K9 last week as a imap account, On the More, Settings, Account Settings, Fetching mail, it show Sync server deletions ( remove message when deleted on server) here you can uncheck, your preference.
    Also Option When I delete a message ( do not delete on server)
    I just found this, so maybe will work, I was having the same problem, losing previous emails.
    Sigala
  6. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member

    K-9 does not do what I need with pop3 email. I can't create folders like saved and work.
    I don't like the conversation mode in the gmail app, I don't like that it does not retrieve my roadrunner email when it arrives, and I don't like that it can't send as my roadrunner email to every ISP, but at least I can organize my emails the way I want and delete from the server, which I can't do with the other email app.
  7. Very nice review 5/5.
  8. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    I am NOT able to delete email from my POP server (bellsouth.net) using K9...even with choosing the correct settings in K9 to, supposedly, allow me to do so. Works with my Yahoo account but those are, I believe, IMAP accounts.

    Are you able to delete your POP3 email using K-9? Are you utilizing any special setting?? Perhaps it depends upon one's ISP??
  9. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member


    I guess I forgot about this thread.
    Yes I was able to delete email from the server using pop3, my ISP is roadrunner. No special settings.
  10. dbalch

    dbalch Well-Known Member

    I'm not a heavy user, but I've been using K-9 for about 3 months now and am very satisfied.
  11. vaccdroid

    vaccdroid Well-Known Member

    I just wish they had a widget that shows unread emails but otherwise love k-9.
  12. gbonato

    gbonato Active Member

    All I was looking for was a replacement for the stock mail app which came with my HTC Hero... K-9 seemed to be the solution, but it's not easy to set up.

    Currently I have my personal Gmail account handled in the Gmail app and my business account handled by the stock mail app.

    I'm not familiar with all the definitions, but my business email is a MS Outlook/Exchange account. The interesting thing is that with the stock mail I was able to set it up in a few seconds. I just had to type the following information:

    Email address: gustavo.bonato@c...
    Server address: ex.rbs.com.br
    Domain: RBS.net
    User name: gustavo_bonato
    Password: ***

    Now, with K-9 there are a lot more options. Not easy to set it up. I've tried many combinations and none of them worked.

    Is there an easy way just to import setting from the stock mail to K-9?
  13. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Well-Known Member

    Most email apps require you to set up each account manually with the exception of the Gmail account.
  14. gbonato

    gbonato Active Member

    Yeap... K-9 doesn't seem to be the best option. I'm testing TouchDown and it looks great. It offers support for ActiveSync and now my business email has a much better approach in my HTC Hero.
  15. wtherrell

    wtherrell Well-Known Member

    Been using K-9 for some time and love it! Only one disappointment. Someone said that when we got Froyo, the "Archive, Move, and Spam" buttons at the bottom of the email would be active. So far, they still are not. Am I supposed to do something else with K-9 after getting Froyo?
  16. rollotomassi3382

    rollotomassi3382 New Member

    Is there a setting possibility in K9 to download attachments only on request and not automatically? Hope someone knows it, cause I couldn't find any.
  17. justhost

    justhost New Member

    Has anyone found an answer to this yet? I am from Canada and have been a Blackberry user for years. I am looking at a new android phone but the data in Canada is quite limited on phones and I only want attachments to download from the server if I request them.

    Please let me know if this is possible?

    Thank you.
  18. gbonato

    gbonato Active Member

    If K9 is not good for you, I'm sure Touchdown will do everything you want including download attachment only by request.
  19. j35u5fr34k

    j35u5fr34k Member

    Has anyone been able to get push to work on an Exchange account with K-9? I don't want my phone to be polling every minute for email. Battery life would be horrid.
  20. edytwinky

    edytwinky Well-Known Member

    How do you set K-9 to automatically check mail at certain time intervals?
  21. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    As you are probably aware, K9 does not have a PUSH function where, as soon as your server gets mail, it is pushed to your device with a resultant alert. So, you have to set a time interval for K9 to check your account(s).

    It is a little confusing trying to find where to set this interval because (1) that are a TON of settings and (2) it is called "poll frequency" in the settings rather than something more intuitive like "check mail" or something like that.

    You must set the "poll frequency" for EACH of your accounts...there is NO global setting (as far as I know of) for all accounts. Anyway, for EACH account you have do the following:

    1. Go to the inbox of any folder view for the account you wish to set the frequency to check mail

    2. Go to Menu -> More -> Settings -> Account Settings -> Fetching Mail (I told you there were a TON of settings to weed through!!)

    3. Next choose "Folder poll frequency" and choose how often you want your mail for this account to be checked.

    4. If you have other accounts, follow the above steps for your other account(s)

    NOTE: It has been suggested that you NOT choose too frequent an interval (e.g., 1 minute or 5 minutes) because it will affect your battery life if it is VERY frequently checking/polling your mail. What I have done is set a reasonable interval of 2 hours for polling my accounts but at ANY TIME I can launch K9 and choose "Check Mail" to instantly poll ALL your email accounts and get your mail.

    Hope this helps!
  22. HotDawg

    HotDawg Well-Known Member

    I'm having the issue that after deleting emails, it still shows the same count. Polling does not refresh my count, it seems to refresh itself after an undetermined amount of time. Only seems to be the inbox.

    I really wanted it to work for the combined inbox, but I'm going to be looking around now.
  23. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I haven't quite been able to figure out to empty the trash exactly how I "think it should work." With regard to the polling numbers and the emptying on the trash in general, I find myself LONG-PRESSING on the name of an account. You'll see a pop up menu with the option to "empty trash." I do NOT think that the trash is emptied right then and there but upon the next polling it is emptied and synced with your server.

    I'm not 100% sure that is what happens...might not even be 85% sure ;) ...but that not only helps me with the count but also seems to keep the cached data to a minimum so that I don't have a build up of DOZENS of unneeded messages in the trash.
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  24. HotDawg

    HotDawg Well-Known Member

    Everything else works great - I'll try your workaround for a while as I can't find any other app to stick with. (MailDroid seems just okay, not fabulous). Can't belive Google managed to totally mangle the email app, which IMHO is only second in importance to the telephone.

    ETA: Scudder, I did figure out part of it - K9 says I have 7 emails in my GMail account inbox, but I had deleted all but one (so count should show 1). I logged in online and I do indeed have 7 emails in my inbox. They weren't loading into K9, even with a manual refresh.

    I don't have a solution for this - yet. I wish they had some kind of online instruction.

    ETA: There is a setting (Account > Account Settings > Fetching Mail > When I delete a message...) to delete on phone/not on server or also delete on server. Not sure if it will solve the issue yet.
  25. edytwinky

    edytwinky Well-Known Member

    THanks, I don't ever think I would have figured this out.

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