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Because it's convenient for me and does what I want it to do. No need to use an other mail client.
I use the stock mail app because we can't set anything else as default.
I use google chrome as my internet browser however that constantly frustrates me that clicking links always opens them in safari because I can't change the default there either
Use Inbox by Google.... you can select what app you want a link to open in. I was able to choose chrome as that is also what I use.
I've been using other email apps and sometimes they tend to fail me in their push services, where I keep waiting for an email and it won't arrive until I manually refresh it, which it shouldn't happen. The only service that won't fail me is fetching, which is why I use the stock email app... that and because is does the job.
My mail in the stock app is set to fetch every 15 minutes because I can't get push but I've gone into mail to send a mail before and seen last update 47 minutes ago when the phone has had a signal and/or Wi-Fi.
Fetch can also fail too
Agree. No system is perfect, but at least fetching has failed me the least. The worse thing that has happened to me by using fetch is the example you just stated, but at least I get them.