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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JLampitt, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. JLampitt

    JLampitt Newbie
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    Hey gang,

    New to this forum. Just bought my Hero the other day and am loving it! As a die-hard Apple fan who's stuck with Sprint, I'd say the Hero get's high marks in my book.

    Anyway, I'm a MobileMe subscriber and have all my various email addresses funneling down to my MobileMe account. I set up the Mail app to retrieve email from my MobileMe account via IMAP but am having a bit of trouble with the Sent and Trash folders.

    The Android Mail client is creating a secondary Sent and Trash folder even though "Sent" and "Trash" already exist in MobileMe. I noticed that there's also a Deleted Messages and Sent Messages folder as well in the Android Mail client.

    I tried out the K-9 Mail client which allows you to remap the folders (I remapped Sent to Sent Messages and Trash to Deleted Messages), but I'm not a big fan of K-9 and love how the default Mail app works.

    Does anyone know how I might be able to remap folders or get the Sent/Trash folder in the Android Mail client to map to the Sent/Trash folder in MobileMe?

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  2. JLampitt

    JLampitt Newbie
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    Any takers?
  3. vikingisson

    vikingisson Android Expert

    I don't see a way to change that. I too prefer the bundled email app since I most often use T-bird on the pc but like the simplicity and speed of the HTC mail. The phone gives me the heads up and isn't my primary tool unless I'm out and really need to reply. I run my own server and each app does its own thing, a webmail app for example will create its own folders so I have about 3 sets of sent folders. What I do is to create symlinks at the file level on the server so they are physically in the same folder but let the app do what it wants. Not a big deal actually but if you can get file level access then symlink is your friend.
  4. JLampitt

    JLampitt Newbie
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    I'd agree that the duplicate directories aren't really a big deal. More annoying than anything else. The flip side though is that I can see exactly what I sent/trashed on my Hero. ;-)
  5. vikingisson

    vikingisson Android Expert

    I can see all my folders including the sent/trash that t-bird makes and what the web mail app creates. And because of those folders you can tell which app created them. :)

    What i really like is the gmail push. I've set some of the client email accounts (the ones that won't let me use my own) forward to gmail and I get an instant notification. I then will decide if I need to check their main email. Otherwise I can relax and not miss anything important.
  6. heyeck

    heyeck Lurker

    Hi J,

    can you please tell me how you managed to remap the folders with the K-9 client? I have searched now for hours and still no clue how to do it.


  7. JLampitt

    JLampitt Newbie
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    Under the Incoming Server settings, at the very bottom of the window you can change the folder mappings.
  8. heyeck

    heyeck Lurker

    Oh, that was easy. I cannot understand how I could overlook it.


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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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