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Last post Author Topic: My pop/imap Android experience  (Read 9297 times)

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Re: My pop/imap Android experience
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2014, 11:40:15 AM »
ok, so the problem is idiot gmail again.

If you reply to an email in your inbox, gmail sends that message to archive.  I hate that.  leave it in the inbox, i'll archive when I'm good and ready.  Anyone have a solution for this?

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Re: My pop/imap Android experience
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2014, 12:35:02 PM »
I don't really even care if the GMail app has all the features I want or need because Android's sync model makes it a non-starter for me. Until getting my new tablet I hadn't used Android (or any mobile OS) for a couple years but I'm sure my old phone (running 2.2.2 or 2.2.3) gave me a lot more granular control over sync operations. On my Samsung tablet (running 4.2.2) the only options are to either sync everything related to my Google account or nothing. Naturally I choose nothing.

Sounds like something Samsung has customized the OS with. The "vanilla" Android experience offers you plenty of customization about what to sync or not. Here's a small sample of a few of the choices on my Android device (found in Settings -> Accounts -> Google):
 (see attachment in previous post)
I'd only use vanilla Android or a custom ROM like CyanogenMod. All the other providers muck up the OS with awful customizations that ruin the experience.

I wondered if that wasn't the case. Unfortunately I didn't have any non-Samsung devices to check it against. The only Sync settings I can find (so maybe they've just hidden them) are for accounts rather than apps. Your screenshot is exactly what I was expecting to see.

Yet another reason I prefer to start with Vanilla Android, untainted by an OEM interface like TouchWiz.
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Re: My pop/imap Android experience
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2014, 12:36:39 PM »
ok, so the problem is idiot gmail again.

If you reply to an email in your inbox, gmail sends that message to archive.  I hate that.  leave it in the inbox, i'll archive when I'm good and ready.  Anyone have a solution for this?

Interesting. My Gmail has never done that to the best of my recollection. I wonder if there's an option I toggled so long ago that I can't remember doing it.
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Re: My pop/imap Android experience
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2014, 12:44:26 PM »
ok, so the problem is idiot gmail again.

If you reply to an email in your inbox, gmail sends that message to archive.  I hate that.  leave it in the inbox, i'll archive when I'm good and ready.  Anyone have a solution for this?

Interesting. My Gmail has never done that to the best of my recollection. I wonder if there's an option I toggled so long ago that I can't remember doing it.
I found it!  There's an option in the general settings for gmail for hiding the "send and archive" button.  Silly gmail.

This whole 21st century obsession with over-simplifying everything is so extreme to me.  I hate it, but I understand it.  Lots of checkboxes and options that we geeks like is nice for us, but intimidating to others.  So now everything is way too oversimplified and want everything done with one button.  But the problem is that all this technology requires rather complex input from the end user, there's no way around it.  So instead of just having three simple buttons which would be "intimidating", we have one button...but with a long press option.  Really?  Is that really that much easier.  end rant.

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Re: My pop/imap Android experience
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2014, 01:00:44 PM »
So instead of just having three simple buttons which would be "intimidating", we have one button...but with a long press option.  Really?  Is that really that much easier.  end rant.

Only if the button is green and has the words "Don't Panic" next to it.

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Re: My pop/imap Android experience
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2014, 01:06:34 PM »
So instead of just having three simple buttons which would be "intimidating", we have one button...but with a long press option.  Really?  Is that really that much easier.  end rant.

Only if the button is green and has the words "Don't Panic" next to it.
ha!  but it has to be glossy right?  or are we past that now?  i think we're doing the uniform color simplicity thing now....isn't that what ios5 ushered in?

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Re: My pop/imap Android experience
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2014, 01:18:08 PM »
I wouldn't characterize it as a 21st century phenomenon, but I'm completely in agreement about it being taken too far. I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of making everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. Your issue finding this Gmail setting is a perfect example of what happens when you go past that point. It appears simpler but in reality the opposite is true.

The real problem is that the reason for oversimplifying isn't, done to serve the user. Instead it's used to further the interests of the interface provider which are often, arguably more often than not, at odds with the user's interests.
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Re: My pop/imap Android experience
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2014, 01:20:20 PM »
So instead of just having three simple buttons which would be "intimidating", we have one button...but with a long press option.  Really?  Is that really that much easier.  end rant.

Only if the button is green and has the words "Don't Panic" next to it.

Once the Vogons are on their way that's probably as useful as anything else.
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Re: My pop/imap Android experience
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2014, 03:13:55 PM »
If you reply to an email in your inbox, gmail sends that message to archive.  I hate that.  leave it in the inbox, i'll archive when I'm good and ready.  Anyone have a solution for this?
I found it!  There's an option in the general settings for gmail for hiding the "send and archive" button.  Silly gmail.

So instead of just having three simple buttons which would be "intimidating", we have one button...but with a long press option.  Really?  Is that really that much easier.  end rant.

I never had a problem noticing/knowing the difference between the Send & Archive button and just the plain old vanilla Send button. They're right next to each other. It's not that hard to look before you click.

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Re: My pop/imap Android experience
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2014, 04:51:40 PM »
If you reply to an email in your inbox, gmail sends that message to archive.  I hate that.  leave it in the inbox, i'll archive when I'm good and ready.  Anyone have a solution for this?
I found it!  There's an option in the general settings for gmail for hiding the "send and archive" button.  Silly gmail.

So instead of just having three simple buttons which would be "intimidating", we have one button...but with a long press option.  Really?  Is that really that much easier.  end rant.

I never had a problem noticing/knowing the difference between the Send & Archive button and just the plain old vanilla Send button. They're right next to each other. It's not that hard to look before you click.
 (see attachment in previous post)
I didn't say it was "that hard".  I think the trick here is that the normal send button may have been there before, and perhaps even blue.  And it got changed, and I didn't notice.

actually...it looks like it's been there since 2009.  I must have changed a setting unintentionally recently.