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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by masbirdies, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. masbirdies

    masbirdies Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 4, 2009
    `This could be a newb miss on my part...... and a pretty well known feature of gmail and the Moment. But, it was a cool find for me so...I'll post it anyway. Also, this message was a response in another thread but I decided it might be a good mail topic for a thread.

    I have 4 different email accounts. When I got the Moment, I had 2 yahoo, 1 gmail, and 1 from my internet provider. Believe it or not, they are all useful and I don't want to give any of them up.

    So, after I got the moment, I set up my Gmail account for the Moment, and then set up separate emails accounts in the Moment's email app. I didn't think anything of this until I got to playing with how Android 1.5 manages mail. The gmail app is great but the email app SUCKS!

    At that point, I used my gmail account only to collect voicemails from Google voice and my Magic Jack (who needs a home phone line any more?) I really didn't want to mix normal email messages in with the voice mail messages....and the Moment's email app as not cutting it. So I got thinking, maybe it was time to finally to condense into 1 or 2 vs. 4 email accounts.

    So, in deciding how the new dna of my email heirarchy was going to look, I decided to open up another gmail account and make that the Gmail account tied to the Moment's gmail app.

    So, in setting up the new gmail account, there was all these new features in gmail that weren't available when I originally set up my first gmail account up a couple of years ago. In gmail,there is the ability sync up to 5 email accounts via POP3 import. This works just like you set up a pop3 on the Moment. Except it converges and dumps it all into your gmail inbox and its LABELED as to what account it came from (i.e. Yahoo1, Yahoo2, etc...). Furthermore, you can set it up that when you send a reply, the reply looks as though it came from the account in which the original email was sent to (i.e.Yahoo1, Yahoo2, etc....). You can do all of this from one gmail account's inbox.

    The gmail app on the Moment is much better than the pop3 email app. It allows you to manage mail efficiently and with options. When mail comes into the Moment's gmail app from Yahoo or my internet provider's email, it has a little blue LABEL that denotes which account and mail service the email landed on the Moment from. pretty cool because now I'm not flipping back and forth between 3 differnet accounts within the Moment's email app.

    I had no idea this capability was in the gmail but it is...and the native gmail app in the Moment handles this really well.

    So, I've bagged the sorry email app in the Moment and have everything funneling in, very efficiently, to the Moment's gmail app.

    Hope this info is a revelation for someone else out there and is useful.

    Got dayum, I am loving Android and the Moment more and more every day....between this find and the way Google Voice works (lets me call all land lines on my mobile without using any minutes on my cell plan), I'm a very happy camper.

    How to set up a disposable Yahoo mail account (one that is free) for POP3....
    Go into Yahoo mail > options > account information > under the banner account settings choose "set language, type, and time zone" > Preferred Content banner " new setting" > Yahoo Asia. I kept my time as EST.

    Your POP3 settings will now be enabled. Go into gmail (via the web) Settings > Accounts and Import. From there you can funnel everything into your main gmail account and use the gmail app on the Moment to manage up to 5 separate accounts.


  2. yourm0m1

    yourm0m1 Active Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    sweet man good tip thanks
  3. Flipper

    Flipper Guest

    Nov 4, 2009
    OC, California
    This would be a great STICKY to post into the FAQ's

    Thanks for the post!
  4. LincKraker

    LincKraker Well-Known Member

    best info on email so far. FAQ Updated...
  5. Gremlyn1

    Gremlyn1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Great post, though I would like to make a counter-point on the e-mail app. I use it for my side business e-mail which allows syncing through IMAP, and I would say it's not far off from being as capable as the Gmail app. The issue I think you were having may be related to the POP3's crappy way of managing the e-mail combined with a lack-luster POP3 handling by the app (which yes would mean the e-mail app needs refining). I've avoided using POP3 for a very long time now. I know Yahoo doesn't give you the choice.... UGH.

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