iOS Mail vs. Outlook Mail app

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I'm curious. Since the iOS has a built in Mail app, does one use a separate Mail app? Possibly one like Outlook Mail?

The internal iOS Mail app seems to do everything, so why do we need the likes of Outlook Mail?
 

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If one's primary email is an Outlook account, it makes sense to use their app for it... For my purposes, the stock iOS app is sufficient.
 

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The only real reason for Outlook mail is if you have the need for push email for non exchange accounts like yahoo or gmail. That's why I use it over the stock client
 

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The stock iOS Mail app lacks the ability to add attachments other than pictures and video, or share/save as a PDF for example http://forums.imore.com/ios-8/326147-export-save-pdf-native-ios-apps.html

If adding attachments to new emails or in a reply to situation is not important, then the above is probably not a big deal.

I do like the native Mail app - and generally prefer native apps for core functionality like mail, messaging, browsers... and am trying out Outlook side by side for one of my IMAP accounts to see how I like it and how reliably it performs.

^^^ + what eb_therebel said.
 

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I've used them both as well as the Yahoo Mail app, and if either were my sole email account, then I would want to use the associated app to get the best user experience. Having said that, I have 4 email accounts configured and the native email app is more sufficient for my needs, but I would like it to be modern, for lack of a better term. I'd definitely like to see my reminders displayed alongside my calendar events.
 

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I use the outlook app, IMO works much better than stock app for my work outlook mail.

I've also tried gmail on it for my personal email accounts but I prefer Inbox app for that.
 

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Stock one for me. Does everything I need. Also use it on my work phone with exchange and works great.


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