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  1. mihai

    mihai New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I succeeded in setting up exchange email on my nexus one.
    The things that bothers me a bit is that I can only select to sync emails from the last week/month/etc.
    In some cases I want to look at an old email to perform my work.
    It's great how with IMAP email you can scroll down and just press a button to read more emails. Is there anything similar for exchange? Or at least some workaround? Thanks.
     

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  2. gsaldivar

    gsaldivar New Member

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    Touchdown for Android will allow you to search your entire mailbox on your Exchange server.

    http://www.nitrodesk.com/screenshots/touchdown/Mail_server_search.png

    Be careful about syncing more email than necessary on your phone. Not only will this slow down your device, it can lead to memory problems if you have a high volume of emails. (Found this out the hard way!) :)
     
  3. mihai

    mihai New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for your suggestion.
    I will probably give Touchdown a try. So the default app isn't able to access older emails?

    I don't want to sync too many emails, but it would be good to have access to them when I need it. The way IMAP works in the default client is great. You just hit a button when you want older emails.
     
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    gsaldivar New Member

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    I haven't played with IMAP in the default app, but the default POP and Exchange behavior is to keep a rolling history of X days. X can be 1, 3, 7, 24, 30, or "all" days. The greater amount of email stored on your phone, the slower it will run and the greater chance you will have of running into an out of memory situation. For people with light email traffic, or who regularly delete all their old emails, "all" might be appropriate. For people with heavy email traffic, or who never delete their old emails, a low number of days would be better.

    I have my Incredible set to keep a 7 day history, but using Touchdown would allow me to query my Exchange server to search my entire 4GB mailbox without having to actually store 4GB of mail on my actual phone. The phone simply sends the search term to the Exchange server and waits to receive the server to respond with the search results. It's like using Google to search the web, you just send Google the search term and they reply back with the results. Your computer doesn't actually have to store the whole index locally.
     

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