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What is the best email application on Android?

by athomp338 / July 28, 2011 10:40 AM PDT

I own a Thunderbolt and I've tried several different email apps but each one seems to have some shortcoming. I've used and experienced problems with the stock app, Gmail, and K-9. What app do you recommend, either free or fee?....Thanks.

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Adroid email: Touchdown
by liem1975 / July 29, 2011 11:09 AM PDT

I found the program TouchDown the best. It cost around $14.99, maybe lower now. It syncs really well with Exchange. It even syncs with Exchange Tasks. Why buy anything else!

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Works fine here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 28, 2011 11:06 AM PDT

I couldn't find one problem you encountered in your post.

Tell more?
Bob

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If the problem involves POP mail...
by sbhnet / July 29, 2011 12:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Works fine here.

Good luck. Android's POP mail app, K-9, and I can't tell you how many others I've tried all have the same problem: they will bring in mail that is already sitting in your mailbox as new/unread mail again. Not every message, mind you, but it varies - not always the same messages. This forces you to either re-read them or mark them as read. I've been fighting this for almost 2 years. If you look in the Android community boards, you'll see people have been begging since the beginning to get this fixed. If you can convert to an IMAP or some other push mail system, you'll be much happier. But alas, I have 2 POP accounts I have to keep track of so I'm doomed. If only K-9 would have a single click solution to marking all messages as read instead of the current 4 clicks...

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athomp338 didn't share what didn't work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2011 12:38 AM PDT

You shared your issue but that's not what we are waiting for.
Bob

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About K9 force close errors.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2011 5:42 AM PDT

How to log it is noted at https://github.com/k9mail/k-9/wiki/LoggingErrors

As to other email clients, since no one in the office has issues with the stock email (or K9) no one has been shopping for more clients.

In a pinch while I wait for Gmail to update I have been known to use the browser to look at my Gmail account on the web but that's it.
Bob

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