email rendering on Android

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by rvinny, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. rvinny macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2007
    I'm taking Android for a test drive and one of the things sticking out is how bad email looks compared to iOS. With iOS it seems to always size emails perfectly, fit to the screen and readable. With Gmail on Android, the same email has different spacing, layout, super tiny -unreadable- font.

    I did a search and seeing it's called responsive email which is not supported by Android. I am surprised with all the switchers and reviews, this hasn't come up? Is there a way to get a more iOS-like email experience using the stock apps?
    --- Post Merged, Feb 18, 2016 ---
    here's a link to an article that describes what I am seeing:
  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    The Gmail app scales perfectly fine, equivalent to the Mail app on iOS.
  3. rvinny thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2007
    It's not what I am seeing. I am viewing emails from an Exchange account using either the stock Mail on iOS or Gmail on Android. On iOS the email is fit to one screen and large, readable font. The signature block is single spaced as I intended.
    Same mail on Android is super tiny font, signature block is double spaced.

    Now maybe this is because it's Exchange related because to be fair, my personal emails looks fine on Gmail. I did try the Gmail General Setting > Autofit messages on/off - no change. Also not trying to load a 3rd party app to get this done (like Outlook). When I set up an Exchange account on Android, it gives me the option to view those through the Gmail app so that is what I am talking about.
  4. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    Sorry it's not working out for you. Mail works fine on my phone. Maybe you should stick with apple phones since it does what you prefer.
  5. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2013
    Kind of harsh, op is just looking for a solution.
  6. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    Yeah, that had been a pet peeve of mine too, though gmail has gotten much better and works fine for me now. The best ones I found at rendering outside of gmail were Boxer and Cloud Magic, give those a shot and see if they work better for you.
  7. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    I used the app nine for my exchange email and I loved it. Sandboxes the account from the rest of your phone too. Did not have scaling issues either for me

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