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[Q] Non Sense Email Widget fed by mail from HTC Mail app

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By |flyte|, Senior Member on 20th January 2011, 05:00 AM
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I am currently running a SenseHD Based ROM, however stripped of the Sense UI (baadnewz lite). This means that I have all of the key HTC system apps (mail, calendar, dialer, people, camera, etc), but none of that Sense UI and launcher (rosie, etc.) Instead I use launcher pro.

The down side is that I cannot use the very nice Sense provided widgets. If I did, I could use the Mail widget to show the email that is received from the Mail application, which is configured to read from an exchange account (push). But since I cannot use this widget, I have to rely on other widgets to show the email.

The problem is that no mail widget that I have found can be "fed" by the HTC Mail app. It doesn't seem to expose the email so that widgets (other than the Sense widgets) to display the email. In other words, every other widget doesn't allow me to select the email account that the Mail application is using.

Alternatives would be to use K9 Email + pure messaging widget, which works, but I loose the ability for push mail.

The funny thing is that the HTC calendar app --does-- expose the calendar events to other widgets. I am able to select my exchange account in the widget settings.

Am I hosed here? Does anyone know of a way I can use an email widget that is fed by the mail from the HTC Mail widget?

I thought that the email and calendar emails/events gets pushed to a central DB for others apps to cherry pick from? I guess this isn't true?

I don't want to automatically forward the email to another IMAP account (say gmail) of which another widget could pick that up...

ideas?
 
 
20th January 2011, 09:16 PM |#2  
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I'm subscribing to this thread... would like to know this as well...
21st January 2011, 12:20 AM |#3  
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would like go know too, im searching for a real nice Mail widget Hut coudnt find anythingn.

now i forward ms Mails go ms googlemail anderen Push it from there go gmail...
21st January 2011, 03:40 AM |#4  
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I stubled on the blog of the creater of the EmailWidget.

His widget can gain access to the mail from the HTC Mail widget by forcing the install of the widget to the /system area.

See http://blog.invalidobject.com/androi...comment-page-1

I asked him if this nice side effect would occur for all apps (i.e.: other widgets) to gain access to the mail provided by the HTC Mail.....

If this is possible.. then we are looking good!
21st January 2011, 07:58 AM |#5  
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On some HTC devices like HTC Desire or Samsung Galaxy with Android 2.1 you even don't need to install my app as system app.
I don't know of any other app that is capable of showing mails from htc mail app. That was the main reason i built my app. But it is certainly possible to implement other widgets that could gain access like my app does.

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24th January 2011, 04:28 PM |#6  
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Perhaps this thread can be moved over to the Desire Android Development forum - someone may know how to expose, and or disclose, the mail from the HTC Mail app, with or without root. There has been some hesitation in incorporating a potential integration in some mail widgets (ahem, Pure Messenger) because it requires root and is kinda "hacky" in nature.

The app either has a provider or not. I am not exactly sure why the widget being co-located with the HTC Mail app on /system is required.

The lack of a capable email widget is making me re-think my decision to go senseless!
24th January 2011, 05:08 PM |#7  
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Try Executive Assistant. Don't recall but I'm not running Sense to test.

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6th February 2011, 11:22 PM |#8  
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Try Executive Assistant. Don't recall but I'm not running Sense to test.

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Nah, you need K9 for that to read the exchange mails...

i want a tool where i dont need to install any other exchange tool ... Something like EMail Widget was perfect , but you need to have root on a desire Z stock 2.2 rom....

too bad though...

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