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N00b, K-9 and Alarm Clock, Help please


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  1. HES

    HES Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok I am still getting the hang of leaving my BB and switching to the Droid X. So far I have been impressed. But I am having some problems that are keeping me from making the transition successful.

    1) Email - I am using K-9.
    Ok no push. I can deal with that. Pull at the right interval (for me) works. I have three accounts on my phone. None of em are on exchange. Two are corporate and one is my personal Verizon supplied address. I have absolutely no desire to use gmail and only registered for an address for the phone. Here is the problem. When I delete an email on the phone I realize that the mail goes to the deleted folder. But when the phone syncs it is not deleting those emails off of the phone or the server. So I am manually deleting the emails in the deleted folder, but even then they are not always deleting off the servers. What am I doing wrong?

    2) Alarm Clock. Ok the alarm sucks. I have it configured to snooze, not turn it off. However when the alarm goes off it is still turning of and not snoozing. What am I missing? Is there a better alarm clock app? Also Im not too hip on the sounds. I added MP3s and want to use one of them as the alarm sound, but I cannot figure out how to access that specific MP3 when I select "MP3" from the sounds list in the alarm.
     

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  2. jtcarnes

    jtcarnes Well-Known Member

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    1. In K-9, the only setting I know of about deleting stuff is in menu, more, settings, account settings. There's a when I delete a message setting.

    2. I use Alarm Clock Plus V2 and I think it's great. It's built off the Android alarm clock, so it looks almost exactly like stock but it's WAY more configurable. It's worked really well for me. I tried a few others and this one does just what I wanted.
     
  3. opplife

    opplife Well-Known Member

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    Try app

    Alarm Klock

    I love it, it wakes me up to my mp3s, simple to setup. After install, set time to wake i.e 7 am, then hit save. Then go to menu and change default tone to mp3 ( make sure you have mp3s on your sd card before you do this and it will find them )
     
  4. HES

    HES Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the alarm clock help. Does anyone know about K-9?
     
  5. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    As for your K-9 question - unless there is a specific setting in K-9 there is nothing you can do as this is just POP3 email and not IMAP like with GMail.
     
  6. gromit

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    K-9
    It does support IMAP, so set it up rather than POP3.
    Settings > Account Settings > Syncing Folders > When I delete a message > Delete from server.
    This only moves messages on both the phone and server to the Trash folder, so you will need to empty the trash now and then, which can be done on K-9 by keeping your finger on the Trash folder, until a pop-up menu appears, and selecting Empty Trash. This should also clear them off the server.
     
  7. Steve_S_T

    Steve_S_T Well-Known Member

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    The other thing to do on K-9 to completely empty the mailbox is this;

    Open K-9 at the accounts page.
    Press and hold the account that you want to clear mail from (If you haven't already done it hit "Empty Trash" then repeat steps 1 and 2 again).
    Press "Advanced"
    Press "Clear messages (danger!)
    This does not clear them off a POP3 server unless you have already enabled the setting in "Account Settings" > "When I delete a Message" > "Delete from server", but it will completely purge the mail account on the handset and you'll see the size of the folder shrink from whatever it is at the start (a few mb I bet) down to a couple of hundred kb or less.

    Steve.
     
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    Steve_S_T Well-Known Member

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    Out of interest, does anybody have the "Automatically Download" setting working? I have mine set to 256kb but K-9 still downloads multi megabyte attachments anyway. I assume this is like the spam button - a feature that's in production but not yet activated.
     

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