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Gmail replacement

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by krazzyjman, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. krazzyjman
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    I have used the stock app to check gmail since I have had my phone, and I like it. My one issue is I want it to refresh and check mail at an interval. Can it do that? If it can't what is the best replacement? I have tried k9 and wasn't thrilled about it

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    I don't know, using another app to check Gmail? I don't know how that would work. If you find something let us know. I can't help but think that would be counter productive, but good luck.
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    I have a Droid 2 so probably close to being the same, but the stock email app (Not GMail but the other one) has intervals ranging from 15 minutes up to 4 hours.

    You set this up by going to my accounts and configuring the Email Account.
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    One mo' time.
    MailDroid.
    Best mail client - period.
    My pop3 did not work reliably with the stock email, nor K9. I tried forwarding through Gmail - no better. Mail came when it wanted to. An hour a day later...who knew?
    Every out going from my pop3 would end with this notification - Error...some messages weren't sent ((none of them would send) - The only way around was to use Gmail and slap the pop3s address on it.)

    So I tried MailDroid after reading about it here.
    It worked?
    Plain and simple it worked.
    As soon as a message was sent from a hotmail to the pop3 the phone vibrated and the notification bar lit.
    I kept trying all different combinations of sends and receives...it just worked.
    Yeah, I am in love.

    This was my single biggest problem with my phone - why have a smartphone if you couldn't get email? And from the number of similar threads on many boards I am not alone in this.

    As for polling intervals, it defaults to 5 minutes since that is the fastest MS will respond. I have mine set to 4 hours.
    But be aware that it isn't really the polling that will take place every four hours but rather the notification to me since the app is connected continuously
    If I open it every 1/2 hour, it'll show the notification in the bar that new email was received, assuming I got mail.

    I am sure I'll be told if I have that wrong. :)
    edit - The notifications are immediate, as per the radio button
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
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    Just set up the app to access gmail. If it can't set up access with just the ID and password, gmail does offer IMAP and POP access. IMAP and POP are widely supported.

    That doesn't make sense. The polling interval completely specifies how often the app checks for email. However, if you're opening the app it probably forces a poll upon opening. However, with a 4 hour polling interval it won't check for new mail until 4 hours later. Of course, if you close the app and open it again it will poll again.

    One more time.
    Best is always subjective - period.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011
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    maildroid is the best...as previously said...period
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