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entropism

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The Samsung email app was removed from Samsung's lineup with either the S20 or Note 20, can't remember which. Outlook is the default they suggest now, since they have a deal with Microsoft.

I was forced to use Samsung's app at my former job, and it was absolutely the worst email client I had the displeasure of using. I'd rather use the damn Yahoo app over that piece of crap.

Personally I find the need to have to enter in a password or provide a fingerprint every time I look at mail, which is several hundred times a day because of my work, a bit of a bore.

That's your IT admin setting that requirement, not the app itself.
 

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If you value your privacy, the only options are k9mail and fairemail. Of the two, fairemail is far better.
 

roirraW "edor" ehT

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At risk of me not addressing the OP's question, I need to be able to switch, with the same features, between mobile and desktop at will. I depend on GMail's snooze email function which they brought from their Google Inbox. Sometimes I start an email on mobile and finish it on the desktop. I don't know if there's any other app that would allow that as easily between mobile and desktop clients, maybe Microsoft's, I don't know.

For awhile after Google abandoned Inbox, I tried some other solutions but all were lacking. Inbox was never a full replacement for the GMail app/site, but I enjoyed using Inbox as much as I could and only using GMail for things Inbox couldn't do. I've since gotten used to just using GMail all the time again. My work using Google for everything is definitely a factor, but even if they didn't, I'd still stick to the GMail app.
 

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At risk of me not addressing the OP's question, I need to be able to switch, with the same features, between mobile and desktop at will. I depend on GMail's snooze email function which they brought from their Google Inbox. Sometimes I start an email on mobile and finish it on the desktop. I don't know if there's any other app that would allow that as easily between mobile and desktop clients, maybe Microsoft's, I don't know.

For awhile after Google abandoned Inbox, I tried some other solutions but all were lacking. Inbox was never a full replacement for the GMail app/site, but I enjoyed using Inbox as much as I could and only using GMail for things Inbox couldn't do. I've since gotten used to just using GMail all the time again. My work using Google for everything is definitely a factor, but even if they didn't, I'd still stick to the GMail app.

As long as you're using IMAP, when you start composing a message and don't send it, it gets stored in 'Drafts'. Just open it from there and keep working.
 
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I have been using Edison Mail+ ever since Google forced everyone off the older Gmail "Inbox" app.
Its fast, supports Gmail folders (labels...lol) and has been very stable. It also supports many of the common email services.
 

roirraW "edor" ehT

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I have been using Edison Mail+ ever since Google forced everyone off the older Gmail "Inbox" app.
Its fast, supports Gmail folders (labels...lol) and has been very stable. It also supports many of the common email services.
Do you know if it supports GMail's snooze feature? Apparently, I've installed it previously but might have been a couple of years ago or more. The site says it does have snooze, but I wonder if it syncs with GMail's native snooze, so I can have the same stuff the same way on the PC and on the phone.
 

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Do you know if it supports GMail's snooze feature? Apparently, I've installed it previously but might have been a couple of years ago or more. The site says it does have snooze, but I wonder if it syncs with GMail's native snooze, so I can have the same stuff the same way on the PC and on the phone.
I don't know as I have never used the snooze feature.
 
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roirraW "edor" ehT

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I don't know as I have never used the snooze feature.
Ah, thanks! I rely on it every day for both work and personal GMail. I think I did now find the answer (no, it doesn't). https://mailsupport.edison.tech/hc/en-us/articles/115000609623-What-is-Snooze-

Our improved snooze feature is local to the device, so this behavior is to be expected. In the future, this may change as we explore third-party app syncing via a service such as Google or iCloud.

Although it appears this answer was at least slightly out of date, assuming Snooze is now available for Android as well:

Snooze is only available for iOS users at this time, but is part of our product roadmap for Android and we hope to roll out support for this feature in the future.
 

TankedThomas

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FairEmail, without a doubt. I've tried so many different email apps and it's the only one I'm happy with. Contrary to a previous comment, it's quite feature-rich these days.

If you don't mind paying nor closed source, however, Nine is potentially a better email app overall. Just doesn't have the same level of privacy features.

Outlook is a buggy mess. It was my default and the reason I went in search of something better. My brother has had the same issues with that garbage app. Plus it's Microsoft spyware anyway.
 
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KOLIOSIS

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G-Mail is fine w/me, but, admittedly, I haven't tried much else other than Yahoo (way back when) & Microsoft Outlook.

I actually liked Yahoo's app long ago, it worked well, notifications were timely, but, as most here know all too well, it was/still is a spam magnet posing as an email client.👹

Anyhoo, that leads to why I'm posting here:
I'm familiar/aware how Google & Microsoft monetize their ecosystems.
But, I'm curious about some of the other email apps mentioned here, especially the one's that tout they're all about security/privacy.......

I'll be digging into some of them over the weekend, but, in the meantime, any info from those who may be informed on the particulars is definitely welcome. ✌️
 
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Google won't make a new email app, since they own Gmail, that will be the one they push on the Google (pixel) phones. Works fine for personal use for me.

Outlook is our only allowed option for my work email, so I'm forced to used it and only it for work. I've learned to live with it, and it actually isn't so bad these days.

In the past I paid for and used Nine. It was the best email app I've ever used, and I tested out quite a few. Back in the day, the only option for email on Android was Touchdown. I think it still exists but it has a dated looking UI now.
 
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roirraW "edor" ehT

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Google won't make a new email app, since they own Gmail, that will be the one they push on the Google (pixel) phones. Works fine for personal use for me.
What!? No "Google Inbox Redux" from Google will come, to lure me in to "Inbox" so that I can be wildly disappointed four years later when they dump it again? 🤣
 
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