iOS mail or gmail AND outlook?

ChrisLisi1982

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I have the iPhone X, I have email with outlook and gmail, I’ve been using the official apps for both but am tempted to use the built in mail app but I’m concerned that as gmail has to use fetch it will drain the battery? I would want it to fetch new mail as often as possible so every 15 minuets, will this have a noticeable impact on battery life?
 

atton

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I had the apple Mail app as you describe on my 7Plus running on a 30 min fetch. Battery wasn't noticeably affected but the reason why I switched to Outlook mail app was the annoyance of receiving emails delayed. Not sure how 15 mins would work in your case but for me, the annoyance forced me to move away from the Mail app, which I prefer to any other mail app I've tried (maybe I had just gotten used to it too much, dunno).

I know it's obvious what I'm about to say, but you could give it a try for a couple days to see for yourself.
 

CTHarrryH

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I have gmail, and exchange acct and a m.com and use the standard email app. I have no problems and I'm not sure fetch isn't better for email than fetch. I don't care about 15 min fetch -and you can always get immediate if you open app and push down.
 

tarsins

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Using the stock app with Gmail, Sky (Yahoo) and Outlook. Outlook is push, Gmail & Sky are fetch every 15 minutes. Can't say there's a noticeable drain on the battery at all and it's really convenient having all my mailboxes in one place.
 

ChrisLisi1982

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Perfect, thanks for the replies, I’ll give the stock mail app a go with 15 min fetch and see how I get on
 

ZEEN0j

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I use Spark. I get notifications from my outlook and gmail account. Love their smart notifications so you only get a notification from people. Everything else will just show a badge. You can turn that off if you don’t want it. There’s a iPad, Apple Watch and Mac version as well.
 

uandme72

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I use Spark. I get notifications from my outlook and gmail account. Love their smart notifications so you only get a notification from people. Everything else will just show a badge. You can turn that off if you don’t want it. There’s a iPad, Apple Watch and Mac version as well.
Spark (just like most mail apps, except native mail app) stores mail password in their servers- this is necessary for their push notifications. But that violates corporate mail privacy policy.
 
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Luiggi7

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Spark (just like most mail apps, except native mail app) stores mail password in their servers- this is necessary for their push notifications. But that violates corporate mail privacy policy.
I installed it yesterday. Correct me if i am wrong, but it use a token and it authenticates through Google API. I mean, i didn't type my password on the app, i typed the pass on Google web interface, and i authorized to the app for accessing my mailbox.
 

uandme72

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I installed it yesterday. Correct me if i am wrong, but it use a token and it authenticates through Google API. I mean, i didn't type my password on the app, i typed the pass on Google web interface, and i authorized to the app for accessing my mailbox.
The token mechanism is a feature of google/ Gmail, not spark itself.
So whether the password gets stored or not depends on the mail account server itself.
Even if it is a token, the spark servers do get access to the mail account servers and the mails themselves.
Moreover, most of the corporate mail servers do not use Oauth2 but use the conventional password exchange procedure.
In this scenario, the password does get stored on spark servers.
 

Crooks

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The token mechanism is a feature of google/ Gmail, not spark itself.
So whether the password gets stored or not depends on the mail account server itself.
Even if it is a token, the spark servers do get access to the mail account servers and the mails themselves.
Moreover, most of the corporate mail servers do not use Oauth2 but use the conventional password exchange procedure.
In this scenario, the password does get stored on spark servers.

Can confirm this. Read this: https://blog.readdle.com/how-we-handle-your-account-information-in-spark-1b42f4acef73