Help....I want to manage my email from 1 device only

Schoeney

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Hi All,

My head is spinning from all the info out there about "syncing". I am not even sure that is what I want. Here is my situation. I have a Droid Bionic and a lap top. I want to be able to delete/send/receive emails on both devices and have both devices have the same info so I don't have to manually update each device. I assume that is "syncing".

I have a comcast.net email address, it runs thru MS Office Outlook 2003. In reading countless websites it sounds like I am screwed because MS and Google hate each other and their software is always competing. I tried a couple 3rd party apps (Sugar Sync and My Phone Explorer) but all they do is sync files....not emails....correct?

All I really care about is syncing emails.....the rest is easy. I don't have an IT dept at my disposal...just a private individual. Can someone help me....much appreciated.
 

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In short, if you want them to remain synced you will need to set them both up to use IMAP rather than POP for your email.

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you will need to set them both up to use IMAP

Yep. Beyond that, though, you should use a web-based email client, like gmail, that doesn't require outlook. You will be able to fully access your email from any computer in the world, including your bionic, very easily. Plus gmail has a vastly superior user interface, and has capabilities that improve your email experience that outlook just can't do.
Use gmail and get rid of that old Comcast email!

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Yep. Beyond that, though, you should use a web-based email client, like gmail, that doesn't require outlook. You will be able to fully access your email from any computer in the world, including your bionic, very easily. Plus gmail has a vastly superior user interface, and has capabilities that improve your email experience that outlook just can't do.
Use gmail and get rid of that old Comcast email!

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Agreed, migrate to Gmail!
 

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I never thought I'd move off of Outlook, for e-mail and calendering both, but Gmail is definitely superior.
 

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I work for a fairly large, I/T-intensive company which uses Gmail..... was surprised at that, coming from endless places which fore you to log into the domain, punch in the super-secret daily code from the usb device....give a blood sample.... At this place, I just use my personal Droid...AWEsome. If I check email at the house, I can easily see which messages I've already perused. Only annoyance is that, as I can tell, once you've replied to an email, it's VERY hard to see the original attachment again. Usually have to mark 'new', to get it to show again
 
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I did it!

Well I went ahead and signed up with GMAIL but I was able to keep and still display my comcast.net address ! Just went into the Gmail settings and followed the prompts. I may be dreaming but I think my computer is faster too.

I can tell my phone likes GMAIL better. I can actually find my sent emails. Goodbye Microsoft, hello Google.

It is so nice to be able to just maintain emails from one device and have them sync every 15 minutes or less. GMAIL is so much easier to use. I also feel better about having web based email for back up and simplicity purposes. Outlook was always giving me error messages.

Thanks for the advise...I just wish I had done it a long time ago.
 
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Just let people know you are transitioning, forward your Comcast email to your gmail address.

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Glad you're liking Gmail. I use Gmail too, but I also use Windows Live Mail with Live Essentials (MAPI). Both services allow you to keep all your mail folders synchronized across devices, but I actually prefer Live mail. Gmail uses IMAP with tags to represent "folders", whereas Live Mail (and Hotmail) uses MAPI and works just like corporate Exchange-based email.

I suppose the main reason I prefer Live Mail is that I've been a corporate Exchange user for the last 15 years, and Live Mail basically functions exactly like Exchange with Outlook. As a result, I can apply everything I've learned over the years to organize my email, set up rules, archive with PSTs, etc.

To get full push mail on Android, you just configure Live mail (or Hotmail) as an Exchange account. The username is your email address, and the server name is m.hotmail.com. Works great. You also have the same option to have Live Mail or Hotmail fetch your Comcast POP email and you can send email from your Comcast address just like with Gmail.

Might be worth a try. It's free.


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