Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3890 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

#195580 25-Apr-2016 13:07
Send private message

I've just got my self an Android tablet.

 

The links in Geekzone emails don't work in some email clients. The OEM email client is one of the affected clients as is Outlook for Android.

 

Another website I use that sends notification emails like Geekzone has the same problem. The links are displayed in a turquoise colour rather than the normal blue colour. Other email clients like Blue Mail and Cloud Magic work OK.

 

Is this an issue caused by how the websites send the links or a problem with the email client?





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
BDFL - Memuneh
67817 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1541808 25-Apr-2016 19:14
Send private message

Are you using an Office 365 account? I personally use Office 365 with GMail (and the Google Exchange services) and have no problems. The default HTC Mail works as well. I know Outlook for Android doesn't work.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 




3890 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1541829 25-Apr-2016 20:13
Send private message

No, I don't have a 365 account.

 

I've been trying various email apps since the OEM one won't open Geekzone links. I want an app that will update my calendar from my Exchange account which is hosted by Live.com aka Outlook.com aka Hotmail.com

 

As a result I've been trying top figure out why some email links work and others don't.

 

It'a a pity the OEM email client doesn't support the Geekzone links.





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
67817 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1541832 25-Apr-2016 20:31
Send private message

Install Google Exchange Services and try the GMail app from the Play Store.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 




3890 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1541834 25-Apr-2016 20:37
Send private message

I have an aversion to using Gmail and am doing my best to avoid going down that path. I find Google is too intrusive for my liking.

 

What I'm trying to figure out is why only some email links don't work. What is different about the links from Geekzone?

 

 





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


BDFL - Memuneh
67817 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1541850 25-Apr-2016 21:10
Send private message

I don't know. We send emails in plain text. Nothing fancy. Obviously devs have a hard time with things that are simple and try to make everything hard...

 

Gmail in this case is not the Gmail service, but the Gmail app.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 




3890 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1541852 25-Apr-2016 21:19
Send private message

I'll give it a go. Is the Google Exchange Services download needed as well?




Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


BDFL - Memuneh
67817 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1541903 26-Apr-2016 06:35
Send private message

If you can access your account as an Exchange account then yes you install Google Exchange Services, reboot and Gmail should show the following:

 





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


 
 
 
 




3890 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1541931 26-Apr-2016 07:28
Send private message

TH GMail app already has those options so I guess Google Exchange Service is already on the device.

 

I'll try it later today.





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5




3890 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1542410 26-Apr-2016 20:02
Send private message

I've setup the email accounts on the Gmail app. The links in the Geekzone emails don't show as links at all, just plain text with no underline or colour.

 

Back to the drawing board.

 

At least the calendar entries are synced!!!!!





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


BDFL - Memuneh
67817 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1542411 26-Apr-2016 20:06
Send private message

It must be something on your server then.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 




3890 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1542424 26-Apr-2016 20:30
Send private message

The account which the Geekzone emails come to is an Xtra account.  There's no other server than the Yahoo/Xtra server.





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


gzt

11545 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1542430 26-Apr-2016 20:42
Send private message

Btw do the links work correctly in your Xtra webmail? Other than that maybe an android app association is undefined or defined badly? Maybe assign and reassign anyway.



3890 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1542440 26-Apr-2016 20:53
Send private message

The links work OK in some email clients on the tablet, Bliue Mail and Cloud Magic. Unforunatlely I cannot get these apps to sync my calendar on my other email acccount.

The Geekzone links work OK on my phone and my laptop.

They don't work on the Gmail app nor the OEM email client nor in Outlook for Android.




Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5




3890 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1542782 27-Apr-2016 13:54
Send private message

I've done some more testing.

 

The problem seems to be related to whether or not the email is sent formatted as HTML or Plain Text.

 

If I send links in a Plain Text email the links don't show as links in Gmail or the OEM client whereas if I send the exact same links in a HTML email they work.

 

Some email clients aren't fussy about the format for example Blue Mail and the links work in both Plain Text and HTML.  The trouble is unlike Gmail and the OEM client Blue Mail doesn't play nice with the calendar.

 

I'm surprised there hasn't been discussion (well at least not far as I can see) on this in the Android forums.  I'll post there to see if there's anyone who can help.

 

 





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


BDFL - Memuneh
67817 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1542801 27-Apr-2016 14:04
Send private message

I use GMail and all links work for me.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.