I also use the Gmail app, but only for Gmail accounts. My work phone is an iPhone. What kind of account do you need to access? For an exchange account (or Hotmail) Outlook has an Android version. No idea about it’s bulk delete features but my cfo was telling me how much he liked it.
@djslack gmail, att mail, mail.com, and Yahoo. The Yahoo and the att are the important accounts but I like to keep an eye on the others. It’s a long story why I have 5 active email addresses, and I could always used some kind of forwarding. But the gmail app has been convenient for compiling the main three till now, when I’d like to clean house. I bulk deleted 16,000+ emails from the Yahoo compiled website using my laptop on Saturday, but they are still showing up in the gmail app on my phone and tablet.
But I don’t want to ask you guys to be my tech support, I can research and figure it out or just delete the damned things one by one while I watch tv. I sometimes fall behind in tech since I’m retired and I was wondering if there was some nifty new software all the cool kids were using that I ought to get up with.
@moondrake if you’re using those non-gmail accounts as POP accounts, your copy in the Gmail app is independent of what’s on the server. Deletions have to explicitly happen at each client and at the server. If they are set up as IMAP accounts, changes will be mirrored across clients and web portals, so one delete will remove it everywhere.
You could remove and readd the accounts but you will probably lose your sent messages so don’t do this if those are important. You may also have to tweak settings as the server may not serve up mail that has already been “checked” to a POP client.
While it’s not necessarily ideal if you have a lot of emails to delete, if you’re in the email list and you tap the circle icons next to the email, you can select multiple emails and delete them in batches.
I have been using K-9 Mail since my first smart phone, my beloved HTC Evo. I’ve tried other apps, but they don’t have some functionality that I’ve come to like about K-9. I hope they don’t mess it up with so-called “improvements” in the future.
@f00l I honestly haven’t setup any filters with my Gmail account, but I found this information that may serve the purpose:
This webpage also suggests that K-9 Mail doesn’t have the filtering itself, and you should do the filtering on the server - and they also suggest that
gmail has good filtering features which will then be reflected in the K-9 Mail app’s view of your the IMAP e-mail sitting at your server:
I use the Outlook App on both Android (nexus 6) and iOS (iPad). I use it to access all my webmails (GMail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, company’s, etc.). I don’t delete mails much. I use filters to move mails to various folders.
+1 for K-9 for personal e-mail. I have filters and I like I can setup notifications for selective filters and/or folders.
Nine for Office365 work account. Nice way to get around device administrator setup like when using Outlook but you do need to put in a PIN for the app itself (once every 8 hours isn’t too bad though).
I tried Inbox for a 6-month stint, but went back to regular Gmail. The priority based sorting made it too difficult to check new messages, and the snooze feature isn’t as useful if you never delete anything.
@gumtreertmug@trisk The sorting is why I really liked it. but yeah if you never clear out old messages, or need to keep several long chains handy, I can see how that could get cumbersome. Towards the end of the private development they added the option to set things as done to archive them and clear out your “Inbox” That was what sold me as I could keep everything, not have to see it, and still have it be searchable if I end up needing it later.
@trisk I, too, gave Inbox a solid try and I absolutely hated it. I suffered through it for a good long while to make sure some magical paradigm shift wasn’t going to suddenly take over my brain and make everything right, but it was just… not for me.
I found AquaMail to be great mobile app, with one caveat. It’s a very quick interface to read and find mail, it does allow multiple message delete, and even it’s “default” delete is a simple swipe right. I also like that it doesn’t automatically group e-mails into conversations. I’ve been a team manager for my son’s hockey teams, and I’ll have 3 different threads going under a common subject line, which makes conversation sorting completely useless. The only caveat is that sometimes e-mail addresses don’t sync with my contacts when I am writing a new e-mail message, but that’s rare and is probably user error.
One email list I follow is owned by a luddite who has not progressed past 1995. So, plain text with very simple and short headers. Only K-9 is giving me that. I really miss sorting, but - whatever.
I would really, really like to use BlueMail, but the luddite server giggles and rejects my poignant posts. Plus BM doesn’t have an obvious (I never found it) way to stop syncing during the weeks that I’m home using the big box. I am on the beta sign up list for BlueMail for Windows 10 and really hoping I can use it to replace increasingly clunky Thunderbird.