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Why email on the iphone sucks

Tweet The iPhone is a solid device, with many standout features that in my mind place ot above that of my old iMage windows mobile. However some things are well kist annoying. Take the email for example. I quite like the email although I can not use the exchange feature becuase we use a Zimbra [...]

The iPhone is a solid device, with many standout features that in my mind place ot above that of my old iMage windows mobile.

However some things are well kist annoying. Take the email for example.

I quite like the email although I can not use the exchange feature becuase we use a Zimbra server. iPhone mail and zimbra have a conflict which causes a loop when syncing contacts. This nearly crashed our mail server!

So I use gmail only on the iPhone. This is great when on wifi … Although this morning I checked email ok the phone then at work on the laptop. Now I notice 2 emails that I read and deleted are still on the phone even after cjeking mail again on it.

Now one last comment … I have a mate who travels a lot. He uses roaming to stay connected. He checks his email and because there is no way to say “only download 3kb” his iPhone will download the entire inbox … Which has cost him hugely in the past. Now be travels with two phones.

If the iPhone really is for the busines or truely mobile user it has a little more growing up to do.

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3 Responses

09.02.08

Honestly – I’ve never had a problem with any of these issues. (To be honest I just gave up and expect horrendous charges from data roaming when abroad.)

But on the other hand, this I consider to be very true:

http://almaer.com/blog/frustrating-user-experiences-iphone-mailapp

[...] Mr K put an intriguing blog post on Why email on the iphone sucksHere’s a quick overviewI quite like the email although I can not use the exchange feature becuase we use a Zimbra server. iPhone mail and zimbra have a conflict which causes a loop when syncing contacts. This nearly crashed our mail server! … [...]

09.02.08

Yeap I agree, switching accounts is a painful experience.

As for horrendous charges – yeah you might expect it, but it doesn’t make it right, when Windows Mobile gives you more ability to control what emails you get etc.

Anyhoo …. I still love my iPhone :D and I just added Things App to it – AWESOME!!!