Just download K-9 email app and it's fantastic... Does everything I wanted the default app to do but couldn't... One niggle though: I have it set to check for email every minute (I may well change this if it saps the battery too quickly)...
Due to this every minute I get "Sending email" and "Checking email" in the notification bar. This is pretty annoying and I'd prefer it to only notify me if there is actually something new.
Is this possible? If so, how?