Why is the email feature so worthless?

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  1. ST1NG3R
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    The email alerts are awful on my Droid. The alerts never come up when I get new emails and then sometimes it will randomly give me multiple alerts about old mail I've read on my computer days ago... Is there something I'm missing here like a feature that needs to be turned on in order for it to alert me exactly when I get new emails? The email is really pointless and checking it through my browser is more effective. Maybe the problem is that I'm using Hotmail?
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    I had slight problems with hotmail but you gotta remember that hotmail has its weird settings and we are on a google phone.

    I personally just had gmail check my hotmial like a email client thru pop and have it copy and delete the messages from my hotmail. I rarely go to my hotmail and gmail and the DROID has labels on which email came from where
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    I've got all of my email accounts going to 1 gmail account, and I don't have any issues with email on my Droid. Filters and labels are your friends.
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    gmail from 2 accts works flawlessly on my Droid
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    I use K-9 for my pop3 accounts and Gmail for my, well, Gemail account. No problems with mail retrieval or notifications.
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    Try this. Turn the sync on your gmail to off. Then on your email setting set it to check every 5 minutes. That should eliminate double notification.
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    I've found that the e-mail app gets confused when switching from 3G to Wi-Fi and vice versa. Killing and restarting the app seems to make things right again.
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    I'm running GMail and then we have hosted Exchange for work, so I use the corporate email as well. I've not experienced any of the issues you've mentioned in your post.

    It's likely a hotmail thing...dump it for Gmail already, will ya? :)
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    Same, I have about 12 email accounts that forward to gmail, I get them on my phone before my browser.

    Why would you get a google phone and not use google mail? Seems like you should assume gmail would be more optimized.