Wednesday, 27 June 2012
6/27/2012 04:25:00 am 0

K-9: Email Client for Android

K-9 is the best email client for Android that let you stream data down from Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo Email accounts.
It is an open-source e-mail client with various features such as search, IMAP push email, multi-folder sync, flagging, filing, signatures, bcc-self, PGP, mail on SD etc. It supports IMAP, POP3 and Exchange 2003/2007.
Features of K-9 email client:
  • It allows easy downloading of files/data:
It has various options for downloading data to your android mobile. It  provides you options for managing frequency of updating, Number of messages to be downloaded etc.
  • It supports multiple languages.
  • It allows page wrapping for smaller phone screens.
  • It provides an option to reformat all messages that allows you to read mails on a small phone screen
  • It provides contextual options to reply to or forward any received mail.
  • It allows you to swipe side to side scrolls through received messages.
  • It provides two themes – Light and Dark. You can also change the font size.
  • It allows easy email searching:
Finding an email from different accounts can be tricky. By using its search feature you just need     to enter the keyword, it will search all your folders for the keyword of your choice. But here is a     limitation of the search feature that it only searches messages that are downloaded from the     server.
  • It helps you to easily organize your multiple email accounts:
It allows you to set notification alerts for each account. You can give each account a different     ringtone, vibration pattern, and notification LED color. It also let you different color to different     accounts.
  • It provides you Unified Inbox that stores all the emails from your different accounts and displays them from the latest to the oldest,you may vary this order by applying various sorting functions provided in it.
  • It provides various email organizing features that let you move emails from one folder to another, copy it to another folder, archive it as usual, or mark it as Spam.

Here are some advanced features:
  • You can configure IMAP server settings.
  • You can manage Pull and Push folders separately.
  • You can conserve phone space by setting message and folder size sync limits.
  • You can manage identities with alternate ‘From’ ID and signature.
  • You can encrypt and sign your email by using OpenPGP (Pretty Good Privacy) protocols.
  • You can set a Quiet Time when all notifications will be disabled automatically.
  • You can choose between rich emails and plain text emails.

K-9 provides fast and the easy email management features. It also provides you a universe of configuration options that can give you fine-tuned control over your in-boxes. In this article I have discussed some important reasons behind the popularity of K-9 Email-client. A lot of other alternatives such as Shangmail, Profimail and Improved Email etc. are also available in market; you may choose the best one that suits your need.


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