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By setspeed, Senior Member on 29th March 2014, 11:42 AM
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A friend of mine is getting her first ever smartphone and I want to help her transition as smoothly as possible. She will not give up her Hotmail account, so I need to find an app that will give her access to her emails, and preferably gives push notifications and allows easy attaching of documents.
I've been suckling on the Google/GMail teat for years and was mildly surprised when I 'unfroze' the native email app - it seems pretty decent. But it only gives options for attaching of pictures or videos, unlike the GMail app which has a generic 'attach file' button. Obviously I know that I could find my document using a file browser or other app and then 'share' it to the Email app, but this sort of 'well you can't do it this way, you have to do it that way' crap is what I want to avoid for my friend. I want everything to be obvious, easy and for her introduction to Android to be effortless.
Any suggestions, please? A free email app, with push, and easy file attachments of all types.

EDIT: I have just signed up for a Hotmail account so I can test apps myself. The app seems alright - anyone got experience using it? Any fatal flaws?
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29th March 2014, 09:10 PM |#2  
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Try using K-@ Mail Pro app. I use it since it pretty much unifies all of my email accounts in a neat way with plenty of customizations available for your taste. I especially like the fact that unlike with the built in app, I can create a unified email widget for all my accounts instead of having multiple widgets and it allows me to attach any kind of file, and has a pretty advanced editor. Try the free version first and see if you'd like to upgrade to the pro.<br />
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30th March 2014, 08:55 AM |#3  
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I use Aqua Mail which works very well for me, can sync with POP and IMAP accounts. Link
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30th March 2014, 12:39 PM |#4  
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Thanks guys, but after testing it myself I think my friend will be happy enough with the app (although the interface certainly isn't to my taste, it is simple enough and does what she needs).

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