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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by narf, May 20, 2010.

  1. narf

    narf Well-Known Member
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    I have a few questions:

    1. Why did HTC not include IMAP IDLE (push) as an option in their mail client?

    2. Does K-9 Mail drain your battery faster if set to IMAP IDLE (push) ? I have heard varying opinions on this.

    3. I considered just forwarding all email to gmail since it does use IMAP IDLE but I was wondering if I reply to an email that is forwarded to gmail will it send it from my gmail address or can I have it sent from the original forwarded address?

    Cheers
     

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  2. ffeingol

    ffeingol Well-Known Member
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    The current version of K-9 (from the marketplace) has a bug that causes it to suck the battery dry. I've been told that the latest version (not maketplace) fixes this issue but I can't get it to work right. I have a bug open with K-9 development and I'll post an update here if/when I get it working right.
     
  3. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Well-Known Member
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    I'm getting the same battery life with K-9 that I got before I installed it. I'm using it for my .Mac IMAP account and I swear it gets the emails FASTER than the iPad sitting right next to me. I LOVE K-9. Folder Poll Check Frequency set to 1 hour BTW.
     
  4. ffeingol

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    @mrjinglesusa, What version of K-9 are you running? I think the issue with it killing the battery depends on your mail providers IDLE settings.
     
  5. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Well-Known Member
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    K-9 Mail 2.6

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
     
  6. mrjinglesusa

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    Not sure what IDLE settings .Mac uses.

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
     
  7. jakeh0

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    i use k-9 and it uses less battery than polling constantly

    if it let you copy/paste without having to click "forward" then i'd be perfectly satisfied with it.
     
  8. serpentine009

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    I could never get K-9 to "Push" my yahoo mail so I removed the app. Does anyone know what POLL settings or Push settings I should set it to? Previously I set POLL to manual and set Push to 1st class folders.
     
  9. nightfishing

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    PUSH will use considerably less battery than polling.

    I have always run the 27xx builds and never seen any battery issues.

    I don't see a way to reply to one account's emails with a different identity. (you can change the reply to addy which may or may not be enough for your needs)

    My guess on the HTC question is that it is not a priority to the devs. (These priorities led to the K-9 branch (for better or worse).
     

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