A better mail app?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by 99MustangGTman, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

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    I've being trying to find a better email app with little to no results, anyone know of anything better than the stock email app?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    If it were stock it'd have to be put out by Apple and I highly doubt they will release a mail app that competes with their mail app.

    What are you missing with your mail app? Perhaps that is the question you need to answer.
     
  3. 99MustangGTman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats why I posted in the hacks section, maybe somebody knows of something in cydia or a repository where I could find this. I don't like how push doesn't work the way it should or the overall interface of the stock mail app. Something that resembles the blackberry mail system would be nice.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Things that would be great:

    Unified inbox
    Junk filter
    Folders for organization
    Mark all as read.
     
  5. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    What I dont like about the mail app is it fails to push e-mail quickly. I really never get the red icon for mail unless I open it. I have push enabled dont get me wrong but it's just easier to open the mail app to see how much mail I have rather than rely on the red badge icon.
     
  6. forum user macrumors regular

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    If you use IMAP you can set up folders with our desktop client. On the phone use Edit-Move to organize your messages. Can't add/modify folders on the phone though, just move messages to and from.
     
  7. makismagoo99 macrumors regular

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    I agree with you, the mail app on the iPhone is functional, but not great. It would be really nice to have the ability to organize by conversation (a la gmail) and to be able to compose emails in something other than plaintext...
     
  8. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Does your email provider support push mail? My MobileMe mail comes in instantly. :) I hear my laptop and iPhone go off at the same time constantly.

    None that I know of personally. I use a Blackberry for work and iPhone for personal usage. Perhaps it's a personal preference, but I would rather not have the unified Inbox. I like knowing which emails are from which account as I have 4 of them. If I need to search across multiple accounts, I just use the search page that's next to the Home screen. :)
     
  9. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I have a yahoo mail account and emails seem to be coming in rather slowly
     
  10. DazBrowne macrumors member

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    HTML mailer or something along those lines might be worth a look from the app store
     
  11. vlug macrumors 6502

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    Push works great for me on MS Exchange server.

    Things the Apple Mail App could do with:

    • Select All Function
    • Mark As Read and All Function
    • Not all attachments allow you to view or even save them.

    mBox is a great app for MSN/Hotmail users well worth the money.
     
  12. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    There's a utility in Cydia that will let you download any email attachment.
     
  13. vlug macrumors 6502

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    Cool, what's it called?
     
  14. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    What I noticed with the push functionality not working is when I open up my mail app, why would I ever have to download e-mail? You know that bar at the bottom. You may be thinking oh well thats an email coming in but it's not its over 15 mins ago and I am wondering if push is enabled, why should you ever have to wait at all for an email to come in?
     
  15. tigres macrumors 68040

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    What I have always hated about the Mail app is that it is a pain to get around in.

    I have 3 accounts and it is 3 clicks per... back and forth to navigate.

    Terrible.
     
  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I shouldn't have to switch to IMAP just to get folders.
     
  17. Mischka07 macrumors regular

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    Why not? Serious question, is there an easy route to get folders w/o IMAP that Apple just isn't implementing?
     
  18. tboooe macrumors regular

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    AMEN brother! It would be great if we could get an icon for each email account like on the BB. I miss being able to have different notification profiles for my different accounts.
     
  19. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a

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  20. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I have folders on my Mac's Mail program.
     
  21. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    It's called AttachmentSaver. It's a paid app that costs $1.99 but it's worth it to me.

    I have my gmail and exchange account on my iphone. It would be great if you could have an inbox that includes any email accounts you have in one inbox instead of having to switch between accounts.
     
  22. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    i use MboxMail for my hotmail account and its well worth the 9.99$
     

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