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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by probedb, May 25, 2011.

  1. probedb

    probedb Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi folks,

    Just got this phone today and have to say I'm impressed in general.

    I have a problem in that all the mail setup seems to be automatic and I can't do a detailed setup, i.e. I can't make sure it's using secure connections for IMAP etc.

    It also doesn't seem to be syncing when deleting emails, nor is it sending until I go into the Outbox to force it.

    Any thoughts? Or a better app? The default app on HTC Sense allowed all of this.

    Cheers,
    Paul.
     


  2. Quboid

    Quboid Android Enthusiast

    I haven't had these problems, I too went from the Sense client to the Sammy one with IMAP.

    You can set security and such like by pressing Menu > More > Account Settings > Incoming Server.
     
  3. probedb

    probedb Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Unfortunately when I go to Incoming Settings, I get the screen asking for user/pass which is fine, but then after requesting details it bounces me back to the main options screen.

    Tomorrow I'll try deleting the accounts and adding manually....I hadn't spotted the manual options last night when I tried it.
     
  4. tinapatra

    tinapatra Newbie

    How can I delete my e-mail?
    I too want to set it up manually as eveytime it refreshes it deletes all my already downloaded e-mails and also they will not downlload onto my MS Outlook the next tme I fire up my PC and I have to go to the webmail to find them again.
    Can you help please?
    Tina
     
  5. probedb

    probedb Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Tina, if you go into the main email screen that lists all accounts and hit Menu there is a Delete Account option.
     
  6. tinapatra

    tinapatra Newbie

    Sorry to be stupid but where is the main e-mail screen?
     
  7. probedb

    probedb Newbie
    Thread Starter

    When you're in the screen for one of your accounts, hit the Back button, it should take you to a level above that which lists all accounts you have :)
     
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  8. tinapatra

    tinapatra Newbie

    Found it thank you
     
  9. tinapatra

    tinapatra Newbie

    However I still have the problem of evertime I refresh it deletes the previous e-mails from the phone and then they will not download onto my MS Outlook.
    Any ideas?
    Tina
     
  10. probedb

    probedb Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Did you set it to IMAP/POP? You can also change the length of time it'll sync for. I've set it at a month, all my emails stay in the inbox unless I delete them.
     
  11. tinapatra

    tinapatra Newbie

    I set it to POP and I don't seem to have any settings for for syncing e-mails. Can you help me?
     
  12. probedb

    probedb Newbie
    Thread Starter

    POP is pull only, if you fetch email from the mail server and don't make it keep the messages they will be pulled from the server onto that device. You need to use IMAP in order to sync.
     
  13. tinapatra

    tinapatra Newbie

    I have tried setting up IMAP but either it won't let me do it or I am not sure how.
    If I do it manually it calls up different posrts which I know in POP I have to change to make it work. I have a virgin account and they don't seem to help much. My POP e-mail with Windows mobile 6.1 worked well as long as I didn't download the wholoe message and then they did not delete during the next sync. I think I am getting really lost here and will probably have to resort to webmail.
     
  14. probedb

    probedb Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It should just be an option under POP setting to leave your mail on the server :) I need to have a play tomorrow so I'll have a look at POP settings then.
     
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  15. tinapatra

    tinapatra Newbie

    I can leave the e-mails on the (webmail) server no problem but they disappear from my mobile and once this nhas happened they will not download onto MS outlook. I am not using MS Exchange if that helps.
     
  16. stevehy

    stevehy Well-Known Member

    Does not exist in the Samsung email client (major fail). You need to use a client such as K9 (great) to do this and more. Works perfectly with push, btw.
     
  17. tinapatra

    tinapatra Newbie

    I have installed K9 but I still have the d=same problem with e-mails going everytime I sync and still these e-mails will no longer download onto my MS Outlook so unfortuneately this still does not solve my problem. Should I have tried to use IMAP - if so how do I do that.
    Any help would be gratefully received.
    Thanks in anticiaption
     
  18. stevehy

    stevehy Well-Known Member

    If it's an imap account, yes. Let k9 configure it for you.
     
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  19. tinapatra

    tinapatra Newbie

    Thank you so much for that.
    I deleted K9 and downloaded it again and this time installed IMAP which works brilliantly.
    I never know how to do this before and no I have a much better system than I have ever had. Thanks:D
     
  20. probedb

    probedb Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Cheers for K9 as well :)
     

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