Support Which is better: IMAP or Exchange for mail?

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  1. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member
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    I have the option if I want to convert my main mail account to an Exchange account or keep it as an IMAP account. So far I have the phone setup with my IMAP and it's pretty decent, messages appear as unread if I've read them on another computer, I can switch to different folders I've setup, etc. The only thing is that it checks mail every 15 minutes (i could change it to 10 but the polling technique is still used). Is Exchange ActiveSync any better in Android or is it buggy? I'll switch if the push email really is instant and non buggy.

    Please let me know your experiences.

    thanks
     

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  2. Mike_B

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    You do NOT want Exchange access... It's very buggy and does not forward emails/attachments correctly. IMAP is better until Google fixes Android Exchange Activesync.
     
  3. jskolm85

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    I have my mail set up as Exchange and I don't have any issues. I receive my mail immediately pushed to my device. My Calendar Syncs perfectly. So I don't know what the issues are supposed to be, but I think it works great.
     
  4. bjanow

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    Activesync works great, not buggy at all. Give it a try, you can always get Imap if you want.
     
  5. Rubik76

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    I'm loving Exchange, personally. The push is instant - there are times I get mail on my phone before getting it on my networked PC.
     
  6. Mike_B

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    Apparently you guys haven't tried to forward an email?

    The original message is attached as an EML file -- not inline with the email body!
    Any attachments in the original message are NOT attached to the new forwarded message.

    How's that for buggy?

    I found this out the hard way after forwarding an email with a WAV attachment. All the recipient got was my body text of "Can you help with the voicemail message?" I promptly got a phone call from the recipient asking what I was talking about.
     
  7. Rubik76

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    Nope. Forwarded emails send perfectly with the original text appearing in-line and all attachments in-place. Exchange 2007.
     
  8. Mike_B

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    Hmm...Exchange 2003 here. I wonder...time to push the 2010 upgrade issue.
     
  9. pirate943

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    ya, i haven't had any problems with my exchange account....ive used it with BB and WM and i have to say the DI have the fastest push times. couldnt be happier. BTW i havent tried to forward any thing (i dont typically forward many messages) and since the phone is new there arent really any files that i want to attach...but sending and receiving is awesome so far.
     
  10. itsTee

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    i have my gmail setup in Exchange..no issues over here. I get my emails pushed right away to my phone, downloads attachments correctly and everything..
     
  11. bogatyr

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    I use Exchange with my:

    Droid Eris,
    Motorola Backflip,
    Droid Incredible

    Works great on all three. Email forwarding works properly (inline). I also use Exchange 2007 (Sherweb hosting).
     
  12. cdodge

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    If i have my work exchange account setup can i still setup my gmail to use EAS?
     
  13. Squintz82

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    No exchange problems here. Forwarded emails and attachments work fine.
     
  14. Mike_B

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    For everyone with no forwarding issues, which version of Exchange/Windows Server are you running? I'm hoping my problem is related to Exchange 2003/Win2k3r2. We'll see tomorrow when I move my account to our Exchange 2010/Win2008r2 server. God I hope this works.
     
  15. jskolm85

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    I am running Exchange 2003 SP2 on Win2003 server and I am not having any issues with my Exchange setup.
     
  16. gobluejd

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    :thinking:

    This (HTC Active Sync) is working better than my Blackberry on BES.

    :rolleyes:
     
  17. gobluejd

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    Forwarding is working fine on mine. Not buggy at all. Working better than I imagined. I love how I can access ANY email anywhere in my outlook.
     
  18. jskolm85

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    Mike, let me know how that goes for you. I am doing this exact same thing Next Quarter for my company.
     
  19. jskolm85

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    I just tried this and I am having this issue. I wonder if it's an Exchange 2003 issue. I also wasn't getting HTML emails with the ActiveSync setup. I switched over the IMAP and now everything is working for me.
     
  20. bjanow

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    EAS is dependent on your admin as is imap. Nothng to do with android, iphone or BB on the whole.
     
  21. jskolm85

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    I am the admin. All setting are enable for rich text messages. So what am I doing wrong then?
     
  22. bjanow

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    E2k3 is the issue. EAS is incredible on 2k7 and above. Although you should be able to do it, it's a bitch.
     
  23. COSkier

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    So, I have Gmail and I set up my Gmail in exchange - Now I get e-mail notifications in both black and white...... how do I stop this? What's the best method? Use the Gmail APP or the Exchange app if I only use gmail?
     
  24. bjanow

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    Gmail has nothing to do with this.
     
  25. wonderbread

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    <-- OP

    Good feedback! I decided to switched to Exchange for good earlier today when I saw an email pop up on my phone before my PC. I like the 7 day window for keeping mail on the device too. I also prefer Exchange options for folder filter rules.
     

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