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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by admorris, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. admorris

    admorris Member
    Thread Starter

    I have K-9 set to check mail every min. I see in the notification where it says "sending mail", but it does not check incoming mail. I have tested both the incoming and outgoing ports and they both pass. What do I have to do to get it to check my incoming mail? If I do a manual "check mail", then it receives it fine.

    I am using the beta version btw.


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  2. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Review your folder's "Class" assignments, and then review the Classes' "Sync" schedules. Also, having it check mail every minute may not provide wide enough window for every cycle to finish properly.

    Note from the developers suggest to "not" rely on the Beta version for guaranteed delivery.
  3. admorris

    admorris Member
    Thread Starter

    It appears as though K-9 does not work with wifi enabled...once I turned wifi off, everything worked just fine. Anyone else find this to be true or is this old news and I'm behind the times??

    Thanks for the response btw.

  4. droid99999

    droid99999 Newbie

    Some mail accounts (eg yahoo imap) want to only work from mobile ip addresses. My other accounts work fine with wifi. For yahoo, I need to be on 3G although that seems to have had some problems over the last few days.

  5. famac!

    famac! Well-Known Member

    Is there anyone using the regular K-9 (non beta) that actually has this working with free Hotmail? i.e NOT the $20 a year service. On my droid, it is as bad as the regular email app. It only shows one folder (inbox) and emails read on the PC still show up as new and unread on the droid when K-9 checks every hour.
  6. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Check your "Class" settings, and then check the Class' "sync" and "view" settings. Other folders won't show until there is activity from those folders "on the phone". I only get notified if there actually is "new mail", however when that happens, I was also notified of unread.
  7. famac!

    famac! Well-Known Member

    Kinda confused by your reply but i think my classes are fine. I have it set to check and sync all classes and still only the inbox and trash are displayed. I even experimented and set it up with 1st class folders. No go. The folder i really want to see is my junk folder as this is where the majority of my emails go.
  8. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    - You must make sure a folder is assigned to a "Class".

    - You must make sure that "Class" is being "Synched".

    - You then must make sure that class is "Viewable".

    - Only when there is activity in the "Junk" folder, on the phone and online, will K-9 make it visible on the phone.

    - If you still have trouble, email the developers.
  9. droid99999

    droid99999 Newbie

    I have a regular Hotmail account. If I delete an email from either the desktop or the Droid, the change is reflected on the other device after I check mail again. (I do not have automatic updates enabled for my Hotmail account.)

    My account settings are as follows:
    username = username@hotmail.com
    Password = password
    POP3 server = pop3.live.com
    Security type = SSL (if available)
    Port = 995

    I have not had any problems with it.

    As for folders not showing up, I think because its POP3 you cannot see and move to the other folders. I don't think Hotmail has imap which would allow moving to different folders.

  10. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Did you use the Auto or Manual setup? I used the Auto and had no issues.
  11. famac!

    famac! Well-Known Member

    All done but still not working for me. The junk mail folder is just not visible even when new mail hits it.

    So are you able to see your junk mail folder? Also if you read an email on your PC does the droid show it as new and unread next time it syncs?
  12. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    - If you still have trouble, email the developers.
  13. droid99999

    droid99999 Newbie

    I cannot remember. Either way you can go back and edit settings.

  14. wswilson

    wswilson Lurker

    I recently installed K9 on my Galaxy S and it's not showing any emails. It only displays "Load up to 25 more". It seems to be sending and receiving but no messages show up. Does anyone know what's going on here? Thanks for the help in advance!

    Update: I appear to be receiving new emails but when it reloads, messages already read on my desktop drop out on my k9 mail.

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