Email Widget or Better Email App?

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    I was wndering if there was a widget I could get that integrates with email and displays the number unread similar to the iphone?

    if not are there any better email apps i should look into?
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    K9 is the client I use. There's also maildroid and touchdown. For a widget just search the market for email widget.
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    K-9 is great but I am having issues finding a widget that hooks to it.

    Email Popup works good for new mail but, I would like to have a single view widget like the default one.
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    K-9 stopped working properly for me. I use MailDroid now. Dev said ad free paid version is coming.

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    Yeah, most of the mail widgets are for gmail.
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    I'm considering funneling all of my e-mail accounts (ISP and others, I've already done it for hotmail) through GMail and JUST using GMail on the phone since it pushes. I've been using a forwarding e-mail address as my main personal e-mail address for about ten years now, anyway, so redirecting it away from my ISP account would be 90% of the work.

    Most Modern services can auto-forward their mail. I guess my only reservation is that I'm starting to become really dependent on google and starting to push tons of personal data through their cloud. I'm sort of old school when it comes to net privacy.
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    I like K9 to directly poll my server for several reasons:

    1) K9 let's you set up "identities" so I can change my "From" address to anything I want when composing an email
    2) having K9 directly poll my server is quicker than having it go the extra step thru google
    3) direct polling takes out an extra link in the chain so there is less room for error
    4) K9 has more features than the gmail app (such as custom alert sound and notification lights per account)
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    K-9 in my opinion is a piece of Junk
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    Total agreement here. It is as useless as the default email app. The only reason i tried it was because i was sick of getting false "new email" alerts from an old Hotmail POP3 account. Well guess what? K-9 was no better!. It was false alert after false alert. I also tried another useless one called Maildroid. It was ridiculously slow and actually deleted my emails from the server without me telling it to! Now back to the OP's question. Try Launcherpro. I have it and it tells me the amount of new Gmail and SMS i have Iphone style.
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    probably depends on your email server. i have an Exchange server at work, and use Touchdown Exchange - freakin' phenomenal! leaps and bounds ahead of the stock email (in fact, since i rooted, i haven't even bothered to sync up the stock email). it has widgets, too - choice between calendar, email, tasks, or universal.
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    I use it every day and have had no problems. Care to elaborate why it's a piece of junk?

    Here's a thread where some people are using it successfully with hotmail:
    K-9 not getting pop3 email... - Android Forums

    To each his own. K9 works great for me. The stock app is definitely a piece of junk and the android google code site has the bug reports to prove it. If there's a better free app out there, I wouldn't mind knowing about it.
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    That is a Windows exchange only app but it does look nice

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    What I still find amazing is that even after the update the stock e-mail client does not have a DELETE ALL feature. Having to check each box is a labor of no love.
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    Dude, why not use K9 or anything else? Check out these bugs with the stock email app:

    Issue 6616 - android - Issue with Email Application sending incorrect emails. - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Issue 2630 - android - Email app uses base64 encoding for plain text messages - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Issue 5378 - android - Email synchronization halts after given period of inactivity - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Issue 3312 - android - Email app doesn't notify when new emails are received - Project Hosting on Google Code

    There are plenty more on the android google code site.
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    I stopped using K9 cos it was loading at least half my emails on all accounts without subject info. Tried several versions, no luck. I really wanted it to work, too. But not everyone gets this; it's worth trying it to see.

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    Yeah, k9 doesn't have IMAP completely handled. One of my email accounts uses very old mail server software. K9 doesn't work well with it, so I needed to access it with POP3. K9 is worth a shot. Maildroid is another, and then Touchdown for exchange. What else is there???
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    Our company just moved to Exchange from Novell Groupwise. Night-and-day, to say the least.

    I had been using the stock mail app initially to get my emails, but as noted, it stinks. I downloaded Touchdown this week while on a biz trip and it really seems to work well for me. I can get my corporate calendar, email, and contacts all in one app. Delivery seems to be the same as on the stock mail app... often getting mail on my phone before it even shows up on my laptop. Plus, I like being able to set up a sig file and such.

    After three days of use, my guess is that I will spend the $$ and purchase Touchdown when my trial expires. (On a side note... Anyone know if there are any coupons floating around for a discount?)
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