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# 207820 15-Jan-2017 14:17
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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?





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  # 1703541 15-Jan-2017 14:28
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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.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1703655 15-Jan-2017 18:38
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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.
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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.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1703659 15-Jan-2017 18:40
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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.





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  # 1703660 15-Jan-2017 18:41
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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.

 

 




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  # 1703662 15-Jan-2017 18:42
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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.





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  # 1703663 15-Jan-2017 18:44
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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

 

 




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  # 1703683 15-Jan-2017 19:06
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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.





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  # 1703700 15-Jan-2017 19:17
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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.

 

 

 

 




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  # 1703705 15-Jan-2017 19:19
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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.





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  # 1703719 15-Jan-2017 19:43
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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.

 

 


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  # 1703730 15-Jan-2017 20:08
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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.


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  # 1704045 16-Jan-2017 12:22
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Best android email client I've found is Aqua Mail


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  # 1704135 16-Jan-2017 14:24
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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>.


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  # 1705680 19-Jan-2017 10:22
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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)

 

 

 

 


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  # 1705693 19-Jan-2017 10:41
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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.





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