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email issues - pop3 vs imap - date issues - plus more

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bradical, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. bradical

    bradical New Member
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    Hi all.

    New user and new Droid owner here. As a previous BB Curve owner, I was pretty excited to drop the clunky BB OS in favor of a more user friendly device.

    I am trying to get my email set up on my Droid. I have my personal email through my webhost (Dreamhost.com) which allows us to have either IMAP or POP3 email access. I have attempted to set up each on my phone and still have similar issues.

    1. Emails constantly show up dated 12/31/1969 - typically these are auto generated emails from eBay or CRON based emails from some applications I have developed. Is there an known issue with the way the OS reads auto-generated time stamps?

    2. Multiple notifications received on same emails. Once again tied back to my additional POP3/IMAP account, but I receive the notification icon of new emails after I have read them - and even sometimes deleted them from my Droid.

    3. Not so much an email issue, but a general question. Is there a way to "unlock" the phone other than sliding the screen up or pressing the top botton?

    TIA
     

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  2. eclsnowman

    eclsnowman Active Member
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    Try k9mail from the market. The Stock droid/motorola email client sucks, especially if you had a BB before (there is a reason the corporate world uses BB almost exclusively). Stock droid email client = Notifications are erratic, repeat notifications on emails with attachments, and preview on emails with un-downloaded attachments hangs for long periods of time.

    PS get the market version of k9mail because the google code version right now has notification bugs of it's own.
     
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  3. famac!

    famac! Well-Known Member
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    POP3 sucks on our phones. Check the sig and star the issue.
     
  4. eclsnowman

    eclsnowman Active Member
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    Thank god someone else knows this is a major issue. I have 6 godd@mn email accounts, not everyone is a gmail.

    I cannot believe that google/motorola can even ship that email client with phones. It would be like Ford shipping a car with a 5gallon pail as the drivers seat.
     
  5. bradical

    bradical New Member
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    Thanks. I am trying it out.

    Is there a way to switch the icon on the application?
     
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