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    My live accounts work fine on my computer testing the mail app but i do not have a yahoo account to test. Maybe it does have something to do with the yahoo servers

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    IMHO, the email client in 8.1 is no better than the one in 8, neither allow me to customize the app to my liking. For instance, I absolutely hate having the preview panel always open on the right-hand side of the screen and always turn that off but I can't do that with either version.

    Lack of customization alone would prevent me from ever considering this email client as "best email experience on a tablet".
    Except that it's not a preview. That's the actual message window. There is no other. "Preview" indicates there is a view somewhere else, which there is not.

    Can you tell me of another Tablet email app that does what you suggest?
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    Yeah, I thought about it not actually being a preview when I was typing my post but regardless, the fact that I can't turn it off is the issue.

    I don't have a Win 8 tablet so can't recommend an app for that platform. On my Nexus 7 tablet, I use an email app called K9 that allows me to customize the view so I don't see the contents of a message unless I want to see it.
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    I was referring to the email apps included by the vendors.

    But ok, if you want to bring in third parties.. K-9 has a lot of problems.. For instance, it doesn't integrate with the servers junk mail filtering well. Yes, I know k-9 has it's own spam filter, but that means you have to download the spam first. If your server has junk filtering, then you don't have to download it. But since k-9 doesn't let you market things as spam or not spam on the server, other than moving it out of the folder, it can't learn on the server what is spam from you.

    Another issue is that K-9 is incredibly slow.

    So i'd hardly rate it as "best"
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    You have a point about the spam folder. Another issue with K-9 is that I can't access other folders I have setup on the server. I don't have any issues with it being incredibly slow so can't comment on that. I never tried to claim it was "best", just that it's much better than either of the Win 8 email clients I've tried and thus eliminates the 8.1 client from being considered "best email experience on a tablet" for me.

    To be perfectly honest, I very rarely ever check email using my phone or my tablet. I spend 8+ hours a day on my computer and am constantly sending/receiving emails so when I'm away from my computer, I tend to avoid checking email. For me to use the email client in Win 8 or 8.1, it would need to be considered within the same class as any number of other "desktop" type email clients such as Outlook, Beehive, Thunderbird, etc... all of which allow me far more customization options.
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    When looking in the account info for yahoo it only shows. Sync emails, there is no option for sync contacts
    I went into the People app and looked in the settings to try to set up yahoo there but there is no option for it, only for gmail
    Where is Show Account? I cannot find that, it shows both the outook.com we set up which has no contacts and the yahoo account
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    When looking in the account info for yahoo it only shows. Sync emails, there is no option for sync contacts
    I went into the People app and looked in the settings to try to set up yahoo there but there is no option for it, only for gmail
    Where is Show Account? I cannot find that, it shows both the outook.com we set up which has no contacts and the yahoo account
    My sincere apology. I'm sorry I sent you on a wild goose case. Contacts are configured in the People app, not the Mail app.

    People app > Charms > Settings > Accounts > Yahoo? Does Yahoo show up there?

    For my Gmail account it has a link to "Manage online" which takes me to a page to configure in my MS account online. Please keep in mind that I sign into my 8 and 8.1RP with my MS account.

    Update: I think this is my final answer.

    People app > Charms > Settings > Options. Yahoo should be listed there. Make sure the box is check marked.

    I hope that solves your problem.
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 06 Oct 2013 at 06:33.
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