As much as I'm convinced the Storm is a good hocky puck I'm probably going to dump the Droid. It's a lot more than the Storm when it comes to the internet & gps, but it's a pita when it comes down to what I need it to do: emails and making phone calls. I've got emails going all over the galaxy and no idea how they got to where they are or how they got deleted. Unless you're willing to do all your emails with gmail it doesn't seem worth the hassle. It's like trying to breed horses and zebras and throwing camel in the mix. Stuff just isn't compatible enough at the moment. Maybe in another couple of years...
Keeping track of all my email accounts with the Droid is a no-brainer. I've got gmail set up to do everything and nothing gets lost, deleted or shipped off to an unknown solar system somewhere. To top it off, people that I email or reply to see my mail coming from my address that I've had for years. Piece of cake, thanks to the OP.
If I have my vzw mail pulled into Gmail by POP3 will the messages remain on the server without checking that outlook option to leave messages on the server?
If I switch my vzw mail to imap what set up can I use to have things work the way that works for me without having to manually delete messages off the server.
gmail's checking of POP3 accounts automatically leaves messages on the server by default (i'm not sure that you can change this). if you have the option to use your non-gmail account as an imap account in outlook, doing so will sync the information between whatever client you use and the server. however, when you make changes to items on the server, gmail's copy is NOT updated (because of POP3).
since going DROID, i have all but forgotten my other non-gmail accounts. gmail handles everything sufficiently enough that if I ever have a need to use one of my old accounts, i can.
even though i've had my hotmail accounts for twice as long as my gmail accounts, i have no problems switching people to the correct account. and if they don't get it (as in make the switch), i can still reply through the old account.
I have been using the setup you outline for several weeks, with one exception. I also have Roadrunner (oh.rr), and it will not allow me to set "send mail as" to send through my RR account.
Whenever I try to set it up that way, I get error messages, generally about the server not supporting TLS. (I don't recall the exact wording.)
I did a lot of forum and google surfing about this problem, and I thought it was irresovable with Roadrunner. I have tried all the port and security settings possible, but none work to allow me to send through the RR smtp server. I have had to leave it set to "send as gmail."
Am I missing something?
i think somebody else mentioned that gmail doesn't support TLS, which is unfortunate. i'm not sure of another way around your problem.