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Does your email update reguarly??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CarFanatic, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. CarFanatic

    CarFanatic Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have 4 email address on my phone, I have trouble with them updating. They dont stay current like my blackberry did. My aol account and gmail never seem to update. I set them to 5 min update and still nothing. Anyone else have this problem? They will update if I manually hit update.

  2. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    I've has that problem with the email app that on the home screen. My gmail icon usually shows up right away.

    Anyone know how to set up some type of password when u hit the email icon? I just don't like the fact that if u push it anyone has access to your email.
  3. ardyer

    ardyer Android Enthusiast

    My Gmail's worked fine, but I did have problems with the stock email app, were it was not updating. I called Samsung and they told me it was an AT&T issue and AT&T said it was a Samsung issue. Finally, I added my Yahoo account to it in addition to the original account. Suddenly it started working much better. I have noticed that I seem to get more email when I'm connected to 3G than wifi.
  4. CarFanatic

    CarFanatic Newbie
    Thread Starter

    so it sounds like its an issue then...

    I also would like a password on the icon.
  5. My gmail was working fine up to about two days ago. Now I have to manually check my mail.
  6. CarFanatic

    CarFanatic Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ya mine has gotten worse last couple days
  7. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    I wouldn't put this one samsung.
  8. mercdizzle

    mercdizzle Well-Known Member

    the email client is TOTAL GARBAGE. Which really sucks, because a mobile device should have email nailed down. It's so crucial.
  9. Virtual69

    Virtual69 Newbie

    Use maildroid, much better.
  10. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    Anyone know about privacy on the standard email icon?
  11. CarFanatic

    CarFanatic Newbie
    Thread Starter

    whats mail droid... I shouldn't have to download a program to just get email??
  12. naxir

    naxir Member

    I use gmail and it still works just fine for me.
  13. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    You don't have to. The Captivate has a built-in email client.

    However, nor should you be locked-in to only being able to use whatever stock email client comes with your phone, which is why Android users have several options for alternatives, such as MailDroid, K-9, etc. Some people are MailDroid fans. I personally use K-9. Many others are perfectly content with the stock app.

    Choice is good.
  14. odd_one33

    odd_one33 Newbie

    i always get new email, it comes in, but it doesnt tell me in the status bar, and the ringtone doesnt go off.
  15. Sarius24

    Sarius24 Well-Known Member

    Mine work perfectly.
  16. mratlndmrk

    mratlndmrk Well-Known Member

    I also use K9. I've tried different ones and keep coming back to this one. The stock one is crappy and never worked right for me.
  17. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    As I'm sure you may be aware of, the very best email to use with an Android phone is Gmail. I have five Gmail accounts coming into each of my Android phones and the Captivate and Galaxy SII I have both update quite reliably and fast. I have one Yahoo account which is much slower. I've tried a few others just to see what they are like, yet nothing beats Gmail.

    If yours is not updating to your satisfaction I would highly suggest that you check all the settings to be sure nothing got disturbed. I've got a lot of Android phones and the only time I have experienced a delay with Gmail is when I inadvertently changed a default setting when I was initializing the phone. Once I went back in, found it and corrected it, my mail was just as fast and reliable as ever.
  18. NatesMom

    NatesMom Member

    I agree, Gmail is the most reliable especially if you have auto-sync on. Depending on my connection, I will get the email notify on my Android before my desktop.

    One strange thing I noticed is if I have auto sync off (to save battery life), sometimes the stock email application will notify me before the Gmail client.
  19. kcau

    kcau Newbie

    Ya, this seems normal on this phone for users mix and matching emails. I use an exchange server and 2 yahoo mails. In 3g mode ,as someone mentioned, it seems fine. When in wireless, intermittent. I expect its related to wireless going into "sleep" mode when the unit is off and not in use .... when turned on again it doesn't return from "sleep" .... therefore can't gather emails because its not actually connected (even though the wifi icon is green and implies it is up and running) .

    So, click the wifi logo off, then on again and it seems to connect normally again.

    I would suggest leaving it on 3g connect most of the time if you can .... try that.

  20. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    An excellent solution for this is to uninstall the stock email client, it will no longer conflict and your Gmail will be even faster.

    Cheers :)
  21. sharkhark

    sharkhark Well-Known Member

    my email is the stock app and before 2.2 i had a few problems that i resolved eventually and i got notifications contstantly and quickly. but in 2.2 i had some of the same issues with password suddenly showing up that i had on 2.1 and yet even though i solved them i continue to get slow forwarding of emails lately even though it used to be good.
    i don't like gmail and have used yahoo for so long i am resistant to change. i really just want the stock one to work consistently because when it does work it does all i need.
    i absolutely hate the yahoo app so i am kind of stuck.
  22. RingMe

    RingMe Newbie

    I have a Yahoo account and a Gmail account. I had no problems until two days ago. Now, I can't get ANY emails via my phone. I didn't change anything. What's up ATT?
  23. nathanfooism

    nathanfooism Newbie

    in the past few days my gmail on my phone wont auto sync anymore. i have to manually refresh it to see if i have new mail. quite the bummer. ive checked all my settings and they r just like they have been for ages. it's quite frustrating to say the least. im wondering if it has something to do with the new version of the app. i cant remember for sure but i think i updated it not too long ago.

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