Does the email program suck or is it just me?

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  1. colorado_scott

    colorado_scott iPF Noob

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    As a new iPad user, I find the apple email program lacking (a lot). I mean its awful. All email programs I look up cost money. Am I missing something? No folders, all email sits on top, how do people use this program? I'd sure like to find a program similar to Outlook and not pay $10 for it.

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    It's not just you, it definitely is weak. If someone has a suggestion for a better app I wouldn't mind paying for it just so long as it works well. Anyone??
     
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    I personally like the simplicity.
     
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    I don't have a problem with it. I have three accounts on it and find it easy to navigate but there again, I do not need folders.
     
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    Yep, some will like it, others not. I don't.
     
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    I am pleased with the Native Mail App. I have 4 accounts and works well with syncing contacts, calendars and getting emails. I have had no issues since I bought my iPad back in September last year.
     
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    I don't think it is by any means unusable, however I do prefer the gmail app for my needs.
     
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    If you have IMAP or Exchange accounts, you can create and use folders. POP3 is more limited.

    Not surprisingly, iCloud (@me.com) accounts are the most flexible.
     
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    I think that's the nature of the platform. What features are you looking for that is lacking in the Mail program? If you are doing business, desktop/laptop mailing is still the way to go. Tablet/iphone is for casual or on-the-go emailing...
     
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    I have folders on mine. But I don't think of using my iPad for long-term email storage. I use PCs for that. You'll quickly eat up storage space if you plan to store emails long term on the iPad.
     
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    OK, Sorry in advance for noobie question. I use IMAP, and on all my devices email never uses HD space. I'm brand new to ipads. I looked in "Settings/General/Storage" and "Settings/Email" and can't find usage amounts. Is email stored on my iPad? I have email set for "Show 50 most recent".
    Back to the original post question: With IMAP (Fastmail.com) ALL my folders are perfect, contacts too, all fetched from IMAP. Only way to go. Cost $9.00 per year.
    Thank You
     
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    I think you are right about imap storage...surely we would only be storing anything we download from email, docs, photos, etc? Not the emails themselves?
     
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    I did not mean to suggest that IMAP and Exchange accounts had local folders. Most folders are on the server. However, if you dig into the advanced settings for some of the IMAP accounts you will find an option to set the location of one or more of these folders: Sent, Draft, Deleted.

    I keep mine on the server.

    While I realize that there are online use cases for email, I rarely run into one.
     
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    I prefer the Xfinity Mobile email, text service over the stock IPad, an addition one can delete all emails at one shot..
     
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    I think you're right, the native email program sucks! One can't even attach files when you have started an email message, neither can you attach multiple files. Heck, try responding to an email and attaching something...
     

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