What iPhone mail really needs!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shelt, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. shelt macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2007
    I won't harp on the crummy gmail implementation (with constantly reloading archive messages when deleting newer ones, no push, sent mail refetched in inbox, etc).

    The problem with iPhone mail over EDGE is that the iPhone chokes on limited bandwidth with long html mail, or mail with attachements. It can take 5 minutes plus to sync at times.

    We really need blackberry-style functionality -- stripped down mail text on ALL messages (say 1-2 paragraphs worth), with the ability to call for more content or attachments. With this, mail would remain synced (and snappy) at all times, even over a bad EDGE connection. Right now, my blackberry handles my mail very well in my weak-signal office; the iPhone sits there with a beachball spinning for minutes trying to download all of the server's mail content.

    Throw in a horizontal kb, "mark all as read" and "delete all", and fix the constant gmail archive downloading, and we're there!

    Other than mail, I think the iPhone is the best gizmo ever - by far!

  2. NewtypeCJ macrumors 6502


    Feb 27, 2005
    Decatur, GA
    What I'd like it to do is use my Junk settings from Mail.app to filter the spam so it doesn't alert me if I have a new spam message. I get quite a bit on my .mac account and I'd love it if it would just throw it in a spam folder for me.
  3. pyrex macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2003
    one reason I haven't got the iphone yet is because in the e-mail when you reply you can not add an attachment, to add an attachment you have to start an entirely new e-mail. However, the ability to load mail without attachments, such as pictures and even websites without pictures, would increase the speed dramatically.

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