The Best Android Email Clients
Most new Androids come with Gmail and another mail client that is simply called mail. While Gmail only handles emails from its namesake Google email service (Gmail), the generic client (Mail) can handle multiple accounts, but has a limited feature-set. In this article, we will be looking at other Android email clients that can replace the stock Droid email clients and can also handle multiple POP3, IMAP and other webmail services.
If you are looking for a good messaging application it may be worth your while to checkout WhatsApp, at least until Blackberry releases its Android BBM app. Otherwise, here are some of the best email Android clients.
This is an open source email client that can also combine POP3 and Gmail emails into a single Inbox. K-9 can display webmail emails in a folder and POP3 mails in another, which makes it possible for the user to eliminate the need for using the stock Gmail app and a separate email client to handle other types of emails. It is also possible to combine different types of email into one folder, if that is preferred. The app allows the user to still identify what service the message is coming from by using color-coded system.
Not everyone likes the way the app looks, but owing to the fact that it has a large number of customization options, users can change things to make it their own. Some customization options include: the ability to change the date format, font size, gestures controls, animations, theme, background syncing and debug logging. You can download and install the app using this QR code.
This is a push email client that can handle POP3/IMAP and SMTP mail servers. ProfiMail can also view, save and send attachments while allowing for the viewing of images in popular formats such as JPG and PNG. Other notable features include:
- Support for IMAP folders
- Support for HTML messages with images and hyperlinks
- Built-in File Explorer
- Support for character encoding – Western, Cyrillic, Central European, and more
- Build-in image viewer for JPG, PNG and other popular formats
- Text viewer for standard text, HTML and Word documents
- Selective message filtering and downloading (via rules)
- Opens and browses ZIP archives
- Access Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo mail, and other webmail accounts
- Push email – instant notification about new messages (using IMAP IDLE)
- Address book
- Multiple email accounts support
- Scheduled message download
- Sound notifications
You can install the ProfiMil using this QR code.
There are other good email clients such as Improved Email, and MailDroid, but we believe that the extensive feature-set of K-9 Mail is superior to these. If you know of other good email clients for that Android platform that you think we should have included in this roundup, please let us know about it in the comment section below.
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