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Is K-9 email the best it gets on android?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by celticdroid, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. celticdroid

    celticdroid New Member
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    Been searching forums and the internet for an email client for Android, more specifically the Moto Droid. Is K-9 the best it gets? Are there no other options besides the default client and K-9? I don't need Exchange features, although my wife does. Thanks,

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  2. brykins

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    I've not found anything that is even half-way as good as K-9 - it does just about everything I want in an email client.
     
  3. shrink57

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    IMHO yes right now it is the best and continues to get better.
     
  4. takeshi

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    What are you looking for in an email app that isn't met by K9?
     
  5. jev

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    I don't want to hijack this thread, but is there a way to tell K-9 to thread messages? My inbox contains several "conversations" (to use the standard Mail app lingo) but in K-9 I only see the individual mails.
     
  6. brykins

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    Far as I can see, there's no way to have a threaded view in K-9 Mail.
     
  7. del2484

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    K9 is a nice app but it seems to drain my battery even faster than it normally does without it. MailDroid is a pretty good app too. The developer is is pretty active and implements a lot of suggestions from users.
     
  9. A.Nonymous

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    I'm a huge fan of Touchdown. I would make mad love to it if I could.
     
  10. lesliegodwin

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    Is there any way to put a widget or shortcut on the desktop to compose email (blank)?
    Thanks so much for any help
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  11. flu13

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    I'm interested in this question, too. K9 is pretty decent, but one thing that really aggravates me is that it shows 25 messages at a time, so you get a new message, message #26 gets bumped. I'm fine with that. But then you delete message #1, and it reloads message #26, which is now #25, and it shows you that you have new mail. It's not new mail. It encourages me to never delete email is what it does.
     
  12. jimdroid

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    You can set it to show up to 1000 messages. Go to the inbox of the account in question, then press Menu->More->Settings->Account Settings->Number of Messages to... and choose from 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 or 1000.

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  13. flu13

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    Yeah, but the thing is, I'm fine with it only showing 25. I just wish that it could tell what is really a new message and what is an old message that it's redisplaying. And I'm awful about cleaning up my inbox, so I'm sure there are more than 1000 messages, and I'd just run into the same problem.
     
  14. parlayguy

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    Do any of these mail apps (K9, Touchdown, etc.) allow you to selectively delete messages from your POP3 server. I've been using the default email app and it doesn't. I used to have a Blackberry and when I deleted each email (or a bunch at one time) I could select to delete only from my BB or from the server also. This was nice because I could delete the junk from the server and when I went home to my computer and got my email, the junk would not be there.

    The default Droid email app seems to only let you select this as an application wide preference, not on each email.
     
  15. flu13

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    I think that's a configurable option on K9.
     
  16. parlayguy

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    Configurable, in that it always or never does it, or selectable by mail message?

    Also, where does one get the K9 app. I can't find it on the Android market.
     
  17. flu13

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    Oh, ok, I misunderstood your question because I read too fast before. Yes, it's just a global setting in K9. If you're having trouble finding it in the market, make sure you search for "k-9" and not "k9."
     
  18. 1Paladin

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    MailDroid is the one to watch. It is already as good (=>), or very close, to K-9 and the developer is making great strides in improving it. I have been using it pretty much full time now over K-9.

    I would highly recommend you give that one a try, it is reported to be even better than K-9 for pushing email from not only Gmail but yahoo etc... it is also better on CPU.
     
  19. jimdroid

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    Thanks Paladin. I did try it, and don't find it near as full-featured as K-9 for what I need. It does some things very well, but is missing things that I really need (select all, delete button visible all the time, readmail button visible, ringtone per account, set it to open to a particular account, etc.)

    I'll keep an eye on it, though.

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  20. Upright

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    The thing I don't like about MailDroid is that everytime you open the app you have to choose the mail account then it opens the inbox,...it should automatically open to the primary account inbox.
     
  21. cannadroid6203

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    I had a hard time finding an email app that did a good job at pulling from all my accounts. I finally gave up and just set all my accounts to forward to my gmail account. The gmail app that comes with the phone works flawlessly. It's a little short on options, but works well for what I need...
     
  22. flu13

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    I tried MailDroid after reading about it in this thread. I was also annoyed at having to choose my account every time, especially when I only had one account. I would have liked a "mark all read" feature like K9 has, and it was actually pretty slow to load up my message list. Other than that, I liked the presentation better than K9, although I wish both offered a white on black appearance.
     
  23. 1Paladin

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    The MailDroid developer is working hard on adding all kinds of features it seems. He is pretty active in a thread on another forum. I think it will do everything everyone wants.
     
  24. MDbandit

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    i would like an email program that pulls say , gmail, yahoo, msn email etc, but instead of choosing which email i want to view, for it to view all the email for all counts in one long list in time order. K-9 seems to do this but i get duplicate email and stuff in that integrated folder feature
     
  25. Lizzrd

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