1. MadMikeD's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    I'm recently new to Apple. I switched over about three weeks ago and everything works well. Only problem I'm having is finding an email app that works like it should.

    I have my phone contacts syncing with my google contacts account and it works perfectly. However, email apps don't seem to function so well.

    Here is what I've tried:

    Gmail- App setup properly but the autocomplete field when typing in recipients name gets stuck on searching.

    Apple mail- doesn't support push

    Inbox- works well just not a fan of the bundling.

    Outlook- my favorite, but any new contacts added to my account will not show up in outlook contact list unless I uninstall and reinstall the program. I contacted there support and there was no fix at this time.

    Mailbox- deleted contacts still remain in autocomplete field. Autocomplete field also contains contacts not even in my list.

    Anyone have another solution? I just want the program to work with my contacts list.
    03-29-2015 09:25 AM
  2. zerog46's Avatar
    Not sure if you want to but a work around is to forward your email to iCloud so you have push. Not sure what else would work as I don't use Gmail.
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    03-29-2015 09:28 AM
  3. MadMikeD's Avatar
    thanks for the advice. May look into doing that.
    03-29-2015 12:24 PM
  4. truenorthstrong's Avatar
    Ya gmail and inbox would be great if the mail was scaled like the apple mail app. The emails on gmail and in inbox are so tiny that you have to zoom in all the time...such useless apps. I think that Google does this on purpose on ios.
    03-29-2015 02:10 PM
  5. Dwood1970's Avatar
    I see your that being a problem with Outlook. It's my favorite as well and if you really like it you only need about 30 seconds to uninstall and reinstall. Boxer is a really good one also. That's the one I used before I switched to Outlook.


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    03-29-2015 03:53 PM
  6. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Since when does Apple Mail not support push?
    03-29-2015 03:59 PM
  7. Reparkable's Avatar
    I use Gmail through the native mail app on my 6. I have Push turned on and seems to work perfectly
    03-29-2015 04:10 PM
  8. MadMikeD's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply's everyone. I'm a long time android user so it is really hard to change my email now. This is why I'm trying to get this working with gmail.

    Ya gmail and inbox would be great if the mail was scaled like the apple mail app. The emails on gmail and in inbox are so tiny that you have to zoom in all the time...such useless apps. I think that Google does this on purpose on ios.
    Actually, I have found that most of the google stuff looks far better on Ios than android. Kind of sad for Android if you think about it.

    I see your that being a problem with Outlook. It's my favorite as well and if you really like it you only need about 30 seconds to uninstall and reinstall. Boxer is a really good one also. That's the one I used before I switched to Outlook.
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    Do you have the same problem with newly added contacts not showing up?


    Since when does Apple Mail not support push?
    For some reason the push with my Gmail doesn't work so I have to set it to fetch and the shortest interval is 15 minutes. Is there another way to have the apple mail app accept from Gmail without fetching.
    03-29-2015 04:12 PM
  9. MadMikeD's Avatar
    I use Gmail through the native mail app on my 6. I have Push turned on and seems to work perfectly
    I must be doing something wrong.
    03-29-2015 04:14 PM
  10. zerog46's Avatar
    I must be doing something wrong.
    Push gmail doesn't work with IOS, it ended a while ago. Most people don't notice it with the fetch on every 15 minutes. If you froward it to include you can still have it save to the gmail server for when your on a Mac or PC.
    03-29-2015 04:30 PM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have Gmail set to fetch once an hour. Most of my mail is junk anyway. If I get any mail labeled VIP, I get notified. You can route Gmail through iCloud mail. But I don't know how that's done.


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    03-29-2015 04:32 PM
  12. truenorthstrong's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply's everyone. I'm a long time android user so it is really hard to change my email now. This is why I'm trying to get this working with gmail.



    Actually, I have found that most of the google stuff looks far better on Ios than android. Kind of sad for Android if you think about it.



    Do you have the same problem with newly added contacts not showing up?




    For some reason the push with my Gmail doesn't work so I have to set it to fetch and the shortest interval is 15 minutes. Is there another way to have the apple mail app accept from Gmail without fetching.
    I would have to disagree gmail 5.0 material design on Android is much better than the hard to read ios gmail. I Don't think they will release it on ios, since gmail will eventually all be inbox.
    03-30-2015 12:24 AM
  13. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Well, what ended a while ago was Google's decision to stop Gmail being used as an Exchange account.
    03-30-2015 04:16 AM
  14. MadMikeD's Avatar
    I would have to disagree gmail 5.0 material design on Android is much better than the hard to read ios gmail. I Don't think they will release it on ios, since gmail will eventually all be inbox.
    You may be right. I never really used gmail on the ios because it failed to work right. I used it on Android only because I was too lazy to look at other options. Other google apps do look better though.
    03-30-2015 10:05 AM
  15. Dwood1970's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply's everyone. I'm a long time android user so it is really hard to change my email now. This is why I'm trying to get this working with gmail.



    Actually, I have found that most of the google stuff looks far better on Ios than android. Kind of sad for Android if you think about it.



    Do you have the same problem with newly added contacts not showing up?




    For some reason the push with my Gmail doesn't work so I have to set it to fetch and the shortest interval is 15 minutes. Is there another way to have the apple mail app accept from Gmail without fetching.
    Yep I sure have. I guess it's not that big a deal for me but I totally understand how it can be for some.


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    03-30-2015 11:16 AM
  16. MadMikeD's Avatar
    I hope they fix this on Outlook soon because I really like the app.
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    03-30-2015 01:14 PM
  17. Nakymuro's Avatar
    I use mailbox :-) And after mailbox next great app is inbox by. Google


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    03-30-2015 01:33 PM
  18. MadMikeD's Avatar
    I really like the mailbox app as well. I just don't like the fact that it adds other recipients email addresses to my autocomplete field. After a while putting someones email address in can be cumbersome when its pulling up 100's of email addresses of which most are not in my contacts list.

    For now I will probably stick with Inbox or the Apple mail app.
    ctt1wbw likes this.
    03-30-2015 02:09 PM
  19. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I really like the mailbox app as well. I just don't like the fact that it adds other recipients email addresses to my autocomplete field. After a while putting someones email address in can be cumbersome when its pulling up 100's of email addresses of which most are not in my contacts list.

    For now I will probably stick with Inbox or the Apple mail app.
    I hated that with a passion.
    03-31-2015 06:50 AM
  20. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    Regarding push, I do receive emails from my work Exchange account via the built-in email app almost as soon as they are sent. And usually before my desktop Outlook client even receives them. Not sure if that's push or not, but it sure seems like it.

    I tried Outlook, but found that I actually don't mind the built-in email app at all. Seems to meet my needs just fine.


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    03-31-2015 09:03 AM
  21. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    Has anyone tried 'Airmail' - I bought and installed on my iMac last week and was really impressed with its interface.Somehow I could never warm up to the canned 'Mail' app and had used only the Web entry to Gmail via either Safari or Chrome. Airmail 2 strikes me as a bit of 'the better mousetrap' SO.... I tried it's iPhone parallel and am equally impressed. It took a bit of fiddling to set it up the way I wish and not being all that savvy I kept the customization simple ( there are lots of tweaks for almost everything.....) But the real plus is that it is a quick as the GMail's own app in somehow getting 'push' speeds to GMail , unlike the performance of Apple's stock mail app for iPhone/iPad. I had also tried Outlooks iOS app and found it visually lacking, but being faster than the stock mail app, though quite a bit slower that the Gmail App ( with background app refreshed) Airmail is only a split second behind the Gmail App for speed and I'm sure many 'power users' will love it's custom features.
    03-03-2016 02:05 PM
  22. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    Maybe appropriate for this thread, maybe not - but here goes anyway! For anyone setting up and configuring an email client, one of the easiest ways of generating a test message is simply to send an email, ( no subject or content required) to
    [redacted] An email will be sent back in seconds - it's a free service
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 03-14-2016 at 08:15 PM.
    03-03-2016 03:49 PM
  23. MadMikeD's Avatar
    I have been using airmail since it came out. It feels like the stock mail app, works well with google and supports push.
    03-14-2016 10:35 AM
  24. brianminor's Avatar
    Yeah airmail works great for me on Mac and iOS.
    03-14-2016 07:56 PM
  25. MacPro_dB's Avatar
    I've tried most apps over the years, including most that have been mentioned above and since finding Spark for iOS, have stopped using the others. I use it for Exchange, Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, to name a few. They just added a version for iPad and rumors are that OSX is next around the corner. Readdle is an amazing developer, I haven't found one of their apps I don't like. I'd suggest giving it a try.
    03-14-2016 09:51 PM
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