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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ffeingol, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. ffeingol

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    With a little luck my inc will show up tomorrow and I've got one question before it arrives.

    From what I understand it will come 'pre-installed' with both the Android gmail app and the HTC email app. From what I ready the Android/gmail app delivers nearly instant gmail, but the fastest you can do other mailboxes is a 5 minute poll (no IMAP IDLE). From what I hear the HTC app has a slicker user interface (especially with the contact list) but it's still limited to the 5 poll (no IMAP IDLE). K9 OTOH, does support IMAP IDLE so the mail 'should' arrive almost instnatly.

    So the question is:

    Can I have all 3 apps on the phone at the same time all grabbing mail from the same mailbox(es) so I can compare all 3 at once? I realize that I may get triple notifies but I can live with that until I decide which I like best.
     

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    No one has any thoughts on this? I've searched the other threads here, can anyone confirm if the HTC mail app supports IMAP IDLE?
     
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    no it doesn't.

    but as you already said k9 does. you can have all 3. k9 is not as polished as the HTC mail or Android/Gmail but it has it's advantages (multiple identities etc). i did run both k9 and gmail (google app mail with "send as" for multiple identities). settled on the android/gmail for now.

    btw- you can turn off notifications for either k9 or gmail so you won't get double or triple notifications.
     

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