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.




Linux Systems Admin
1173 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Integrity Tech Solutions
Subscriber

#207820 15-Jan-2017 14:17
Send private message

I would like an email client which supports IMAP IDLE. So far the only one I have found which actually works is K9. Do others have first hand experience with any other suitable app?





Integrity Tech Solutions @ Norsewood, New Zealand


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
28951 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1703541 15-Jan-2017 14:28
Send private message

Nine is without a doubt the best Email app for Android. No idea if it supports it because I only ever use EAS/ActiveSync for email since it's the best solution ever built IMHO.

 

 

 

 


646 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #1703655 15-Jan-2017 18:38
Send private message

sbiddle:

Nine is without a doubt the best Email app for Android. No idea if it supports it because I only ever use EAS/ActiveSync for email since it's the best solution ever built IMHO.


 


 



I use Nine as well for work but it doesn't support IMAP.
---

OP, have you checked out Maildroid Pro yet? I haven't tried it myself, but it looks like it supports IMAP IDLE and has a nice UI too.

 
 
 
 




Linux Systems Admin
1173 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Integrity Tech Solutions
Subscriber

  #1703659 15-Jan-2017 18:40
Send private message



OP, have you checked out Maildroid Pro yet? I haven't tried it myself, but it looks like it supports IMAP IDLE and has a nice UI too.

 

Thanks. I was unimpressed with it.





Integrity Tech Solutions @ Norsewood, New Zealand


28951 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1703660 15-Jan-2017 18:41
Send private message

I know it's slightly OT but I really just don't know why people bother dealing with POP3 or IMAP these days when there are so many options for mail providers with EAS. If you want sync with a mobile device IMHO it's the only solution worth using.

 

 




Linux Systems Admin
1173 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Integrity Tech Solutions
Subscriber

  #1703662 15-Jan-2017 18:42
Send private message

sbiddle:

 

I know it's slightly OT but I really just don't know why people bother dealing with POP3 or IMAP these days when there are so many options for mail providers with EAS. If you want sync with a mobile device IMHO it's the only solution worth using.

 

 

This way I can have it how I want and avoid the trap risk.





Integrity Tech Solutions @ Norsewood, New Zealand


28951 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1703663 15-Jan-2017 18:44
Send private message

MichaelNZ:

 

sbiddle:

 

I know it's slightly OT but I really just don't know why people bother dealing with POP3 or IMAP these days when there are so many options for mail providers with EAS. If you want sync with a mobile device IMHO it's the only solution worth using.

 

 

This way I can have it how I want and avoid the trap risk.

 

 

EAS = Exchange ActiveSync

 

 




Linux Systems Admin
1173 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Integrity Tech Solutions
Subscriber

  #1703683 15-Jan-2017 19:06
Send private message

sbiddle:

 

EAS = Exchange ActiveSync

 

 

Oh lol. I thought it may mean "Email as a Service"

 

The only ActiveSync solution I could find was z-push which seems to be pretty broken.





Integrity Tech Solutions @ Norsewood, New Zealand


 
 
 
 


28951 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1703700 15-Jan-2017 19:17
Send private message

MichaelNZ:

 

sbiddle:

 

EAS = Exchange ActiveSync

 

 

Oh lol. I thought it may mean "Email as a Service"

 

The only ActiveSync solution I could find was z-push which seems to be pretty broken.

 

 

I'm meaning the use of a email provider that offers EAS natively - of which there are literally a massive number of options both locally and globally hosted depending on whether you want free or paid.

 

 

 

 




Linux Systems Admin
1173 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Integrity Tech Solutions
Subscriber

  #1703705 15-Jan-2017 19:19
Send private message

sbiddle:

 

I'm meaning the use of a email provider that offers EAS natively - of which there are literally a massive number of options both locally and globally hosted.

 

 

I considered that first and started by looking in the Play store to see who had an app and I didn't see many options. Gmail Suite was a migration piece of crap. Proton Mail looked all right but they don't have an import function.





Integrity Tech Solutions @ Norsewood, New Zealand


28951 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1703719 15-Jan-2017 19:43
Send private message

MichaelNZ:

 

sbiddle:

 

I'm meaning the use of a email provider that offers EAS natively - of which there are literally a massive number of options both locally and globally hosted.

 

 

I considered that first and started by looking in the Play store to see who had an app and I didn't see many options. Gmail Suite was a migration piece of crap. Proton Mail looked all right but they don't have an import function.

 

 

I'm not aware of any devices that don't support EAS - it's native in Android so the default email clients also support it, but there are then better clients such as Nine.

 

 


15923 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1703730 15-Jan-2017 20:08
Send private message

I use IMAP as it's common to most or all providers. I check email on my phone a few times a day, I don't need push. IMAP is open, no idea about EAS.


28 posts

Geek


  #1704045 16-Jan-2017 12:22
Send private message

Best android email client I've found is Aqua Mail


316 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1704135 16-Jan-2017 14:24
Send private message

I use TypeApp which I've found to be pretty good over the years.  It supports standard POP and IMAP (including push though I only manually check) as well as a heap of other email services such as Exchange, Office365, Outlook.com/Hotmail, iCloud, Gmail etc...  Oh yeah, and importantly Yahoo! <cough>.


2077 posts

Uber Geek


  #1705680 19-Jan-2017 10:22
Send private message

graef:

 

Best android email client I've found is Aqua Mail

 

 

I was going to suggest that as well.I preferred it to K9 (cant remember why) . It has imap support, and the option to pass protect the app (keypass to open it). I like the idea of having pass protected email apps, as I dont want to pass protect the phone.
Mailwise is another I use, as my works exchange is old 2003 & on a non standard port (garh, just why) : so many droid email apps wont connect

 

Be carefull though, there are a few email apps that route all your incoming email through their servers (for no good reason)

 

 

 

 


552 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #1705693 19-Jan-2017 10:41
Send private message

Blue Mail https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.bluemail.mail&hl=en is the best one I have found so far. 

 

Supports IMAP idle and has a bunch of nice feature like unified inbox and sender icons that works with newsletters and notifications based on the sites large bookmark icon. And unlike the previous app(MailDroid) I was using it does not kill the battery and the background worker has yet to die and refuse to restart till the application is fully closed and reopened.





Geoff E


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



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Sony introduces the digital camera ZV-1 for content creators
Posted 27-May-2020 12:47


Samsung Announces 2020 QLED TV Range
Posted 20-May-2020 16:29


D-Link A/NZ launches AI-Powered body temperature measuring system
Posted 20-May-2020 16:22


NortonLifeLock Online Banking Protection now available for New Zealand banks
Posted 20-May-2020 16:14


SD Express delivers new gigabyte speeds for SD memory cards
Posted 20-May-2020 15:00


D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias cloud managed network solution hosted in Australia
Posted 11-May-2020 17:53


Logitech introduces new video streaming solution for home studios
Posted 11-May-2020 17:48


Next generation Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar LiDAR technology
Posted 7-May-2020 13:56


D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh system
Posted 7-May-2020 13:51


Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand
Posted 7-May-2020 13:01


Microsoft plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2020 11:35


Genesis School-gen has joined forces with Mind Lab Kids
Posted 1-May-2020 12:53


Malwarebytes expands into privacy with fast, frictionless VPN
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:06


Kordia to donate TV airtime on Channel 200 to community groups
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:00


OPPO A91 is a high specs mid-range smartphone
Posted 23-Apr-2020 16:44



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.