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  1. BroadwayBlueshir

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    Hi Guys,

    can anyone advise if I can change the email app.

    In my BB bold I could delete emails from the handset only. I liked this feature.
    When I delete from my G2 I am deleting from my mailbox which I`m not keen on. I like to look again at my emails when I go on my laptop and delete from there. Also, it keeps loading up old emails when I get below the 20 emails setting I have.

    So, can I change and what would you recommend?

    Thanks
     

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    What I do to handle my email is somewhat overly complex to post here but in a nutshell:

    1) I have a main email account from my ISP. I forward that to a gmail account where I keep all the emails forwarded from the ISP email (I have it set to delete after forwarding).

    2) The gmail account has rules set up to file almost every inbound email into specific folders, and mark the email as read. I also have this account globally set to forward everything before it's moved and marked as read to a SECOND gmail account.

    3) This second gmail account is the one where I read my emails and delete them after I have read them.

    Now, the first email account (ISP one) never has any emails in it because they are deleted after forwarding. The first gmail account contains all the emails but I do not see them on the phone because they are marked as read. The second email account, as mentioned above is where I read everything.

    All three accounts are set up on my phone. HOWEVER, when I reply to any email, I change the From address to my ISP address, so the people I reply to do not know I use gmail at all; as far as they are concerned, I am replying from the same account they sent the email to (the ISP account). Sure, people that can read email headers can figure it out but it's really not an issue.

    In summary, 1) I still have the POP3 email account I have had for 10+ years but don't have to keep the emails on the server or download to Outlook client; 2) all my emails are filed, archived and categorized on the first gmail account which can be accessed by folder from my device if I need to; and 3) I immediately delete any email that I don't need to action that come from my second gmail account, and if I do need to reply to any email, I click Reply but change the from address so that it's sent using the ISP email's outgoing SMTP server so that the recipient sees the reply from my ISP email address.

    I also have gmail set up so that any outbound emails when I use gmail on the laptop/PC browser will be sent through my ISP's outbound SMTP server (there are articles on the net on how to do this). Every so often, I log into gmail from my laptop/PC and file emails that I don't have rules for, to keep the inbox clean on the first gmail account. Best of all, gmail handles all spam filtering for me. Once set up, it works like a dream for me.
     
  3. stef7

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    BroadwayBlueshir... yes, you can change the email app you use. Same is true for Browser, SMS/MMS Texting app, and most other things.

    Personally, I use K9 Mail. With this email app, you can select if you want or don't want deletes on your phone to delete the corresponding message on the server. You can also define more than one account to K9 mail.

    IMHO, it's much better than the GMail and stock Email apps.
    YMMV.
     
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    In the email app under Settings>Accounts there is a setting (4th down from the "Sync, send, and receive" heading) called "Delete from server" simply set that to "Never" and you are set to delete them from your device without deleting from your actual email account!
     
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    Thanks but mines doesn`t have that option.
    I have the section you mention 'sync, send and receive' but not 'delete from server'.

    That is on the stock installed email app.

    I was using the K9 app that Stef7 recommended but after deteting, the emails re-appeared at the next sync :thinking:
    Am back to stock again.
     
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    I'd stick with k9 and retry since it is such a great and flexible program. You could even contact the developer... Make your setting selections, and try rebooting phone. Make sure you do a delete. Who is the email account with? If a corporate account, you might have to check with your employer. There might be some setting server side... just tossing possibilities out there.
     
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    This is very strange as I am completely stock using the stock email app. I'm on VZW and they tend to mess with a lot of the software (usually for the worse). Sorry I can't be of more assistance, i hope you find a solution.
     
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    I appreciate your help buddy.

    As I am on a UK network, I suppose it just confirms how much these phones differ on different networks/models
     
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    I don't have that setting either (D-803) but that would have been very handy! I would shorten my convoluted solution I posted above if I had the Never delete option.
     
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    I apologize that this is a bit off topic, but I would love to find a way to change the default font size in the stock email from 10 pt. to 12 pt. I have to manually change the font in both my G2 and GPad on every email. Anyone know if the 3rd party apps like K9 overcome this problem? Thanks.
     
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    Katmeat.
    Not that I have done it but in K9Mail, you can modify the font sizes of the Account List (multiple email accounts), Folder List (Inbox, Sent, Draft, etc), Message List, Messages, and Message composition.

    You'll just have to install it, try it, and enjoy it. :)
    S.
     
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    If your using G-mail you can just swipe left to ' Archive ' the messages.
     

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