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#223291 22-Sep-2017 14:20
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I have a Galaxy S8+ and an iMac. Expect to add MacBook Pro in next 6 months.

 

I have been running Newton (was Cloud Magic) as I had the app before they moved to subscription and I got it for a discounted price for the first year.

 

Time to renew and they want $80/year. No way is an email app worth that, even though Newton is very good.

 

A similar but free Mac option is Spark or (not free but one off $17) Airmail.

 

None of those offer an Android app.

 

Can anyone recommend an alternative that works with Gmail and Apple mail on both Android and Mac? I could use seperate apps but it's generally easier if the same one is used.






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  #1871035 22-Sep-2017 14:56
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Can the mac get a gmail app?  I know IOS does.





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  #1871036 22-Sep-2017 14:58
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Outlook?


 
 
 
 


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  #1871040 22-Sep-2017 15:01
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I use Bluemail on Android and it's great.  It's available for Apple but I haven't used it.  Very easy to set up so worth a try


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  #1871041 22-Sep-2017 15:03
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Sorry, I re-read OP and see it's for MacOS, not iOS. 


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  #1871086 22-Sep-2017 15:35
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Andib:

Outlook?



Haven't used that in at least 10 years due to the fact it is Windows.

Is it any good?





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  #1871106 22-Sep-2017 16:11
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Geektastic: ...Outlook...
Haven't used that in at least 10 years due to the fact it is Windows.

Is it any good?

 

I don't know about the Apple end of things, but on Android it's OK, you could always just try it. The focused Inbox is really great. You can now edit contacts and calendar entries whereas a few months ago that was not possible in the Android and iOS versions. Overall it is not as good as the desktop version - to be expected I suppose. On Android I've actually moved to Nine mail, but that is more than most people need and anyway is not available on Apple systems.

 

 

 

Bluemail. Really nice layout and functionality, but I understand that your emails and login details are routed through their servers. Not something I'm particularly happy about.


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  #1871155 22-Sep-2017 17:32
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Bluemail do have Windows and Mac desktop versions in Beta at the moment, which you can download. 

 

 

 

This was the most information I could find about their security

 

 

 

"Security is extremely important to us. We use industry leading security practices to preserve the integrity of all your Blue Mail data. For example, when you transmit sensitive information and when you send and receive emails, Blue Mail encrypts the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). However, no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee absolute security. Blue is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party. If you have questions about this feel free to contact us at privacy@bluemail.me."






 
 
 
 


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  #1871161 22-Sep-2017 17:48
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Thunderbird on computers, K9 Mail on Android. With IMAP you can use different clients on different devices and it makes no difference.


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  #1871165 22-Sep-2017 17:55
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The iOS Outlook app is pretty great, the Android version is the same.  The Outlook 2016 Mac app is pretty much the same as Outlook 2016 for Windows.  That is to say it's great. 


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  #1871166 22-Sep-2017 18:00
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Nine is a bloody good email client. Personally only have Exchange accounts. But it says it can do icloud, is that Apple mail?
Not a free app, but one off purchase of maybe $10 or so.

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  #1871185 22-Sep-2017 19:49
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shk292:

 

I use Bluemail on Android and it's great.  It's available for Apple but I haven't used it.  Very easy to set up so worth a try

 

 

+1 for Bluemail for Android, fantastic App. I hadn't realised there was desktop versions pending, will have to check them out.


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  #1871204 22-Sep-2017 20:26
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Nine is the best Android email client available IMHO.

 

 


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  #1871221 22-Sep-2017 21:22
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Geektastic:

 

Bluemail ......

 

"Security is extremely important to us. We use industry leading security practices to preserve the integrity of all your Blue Mail data.

 

 

Yes, But. What happens on the Blue mail servers only they know, it is their encryption, so they can read it. In a similar manner, the reason I stayed away from Gmail was because Google pushed advertising based on your email content (although I read somewhere recently that they are dropping that around about now.)

 

Bluemail is a free service, they have to make their money somehow. I'm not willing to take the risk. Why give your login details to a third party cloud host that you know nothing about?

 

Other than Nine, I also use the open source K9, but that is not cross platform either. Outlook is the only cross platform software I used that I'd be reasonably happy with - without getting into tinfoil hat territory.


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  #1871387 23-Sep-2017 10:49
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MartinGZ:

 

Geektastic:

 

Bluemail ......

 

"Security is extremely important to us. We use industry leading security practices to preserve the integrity of all your Blue Mail data.

 

 

Yes, But. What happens on the Blue mail servers only they know, it is their encryption, so they can read it. In a similar manner, the reason I stayed away from Gmail was because Google pushed advertising based on your email content (although I read somewhere recently that they are dropping that around about now.)

 

Bluemail is a free service, they have to make their money somehow. I'm not willing to take the risk. Why give your login details to a third party cloud host that you know nothing about?

 

Other than Nine, I also use the open source K9, but that is not cross platform either. Outlook is the only cross platform software I used that I'd be reasonably happy with - without getting into tinfoil hat territory.

 

 

 

 

It's annoying, as Bluemail is the best looking option. You  have to wonder (a) what data they get and (b) how they manage to monetise it to pay for the staff, servers etc.

 

I suppose at least Newton are honest in saying they need money to develop and support the app - but of course I don't know if they are doing the same sort of thing as Bluemail as well as being paid cash up front by users...!!

 

 

 

EDIT - they do not (apparently)

 

"Your data is used solely to enable you do your emailing and get your work done with Newton Connected Apps. We don’t loan, rent or sell your data."






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