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5 Android mail apps for the Gmail-weary

Florence Ion | Sept. 2, 2013
Maybe a new app will help you wrangle those massive piles of email.

AquaMail Pro
AquaMail is particularly good at easily setting up accounts from services like Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo, without a lot of fiddly server settings. It also supports other standard email protocols such as IMAP, POP3, and SMTP for corporate email like Lotus Notes and Exchange.

The app integrates with other third-party launcher apps such as Tasker, Nova Launcher, and Apex Launcher Pro. It also offers a backup and restore function for your email, and you can choose whether or not you want to automatically add a contact after you send off a message.

Perhaps the best feature for AquaMail is its Smart Inbox, which works similar to Gmail's Priority inbox, though it's not as accurate. AquaMail was one of the most customizable email clients of the bunch, but you'll need to fork over $4.95 if you want to manage more than two email accounts and remove the promotional signature it attaches to outgoing messages.Price: Free or $4.95

Emoze
Emoze doesn't feature the most aesthetically pleasing interface, but it is a relatively straightforward email client that offers a unified inbox, always-available push email, and a designated attachments folder. You can also set up a sync schedule to assign peak days and times for synchronizing email, and Emoze displays a "show traffic" bar that makes it easy to determine how much of your data plan you're saving with your settings. Emoze's standout features are its encryption and remote wiping abilities.
Price: Free

These aren't the only email applications in the Google Play store, but they are some of the most functional that we could find. Keep in mind that if you're an Outlook.com or Yahoo! Mail  user, both services offer their own apps for Android, and if you happen to love an email client that we didn't include in the listing, do leave us a comment. 

 

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