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    Please forgive my newbie lack of knowledge...but i just got my 650. I took the time to check out forums before i added any software. Though i read the debate between snapper and chatter...i figured since i wanted access to e-mail, but time really wasn't of the essence i would go with fusemail and versamail. I figured fuse could gather all the mail...and i'd just retrieve with versa since it came pre-loaded and was free. I also thought this would be a good idea because i could avoid the battery life issues i had read about.

    versamail was retrieving my mail no probs...but i couldn't send any emails. i can't tell if it's a fuse or a versa problem...but considering the low ratings everyone gives versa...i'm guessing it's not fusemail.

    Any suggestions on how i should proceed. i just want access to mail without the hassle of having to hit 3 different servers and preserving some battery life would be a plus also.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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    I deleted Versa a long time ago, but you might need to enter your user ID and password individually for outgoing mail. It may assume no authentication is required, but usually it is required... Just a starting point.
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    Thanks...so what are you using for e-mail?
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    I use Chatter & Fusemail to get "push".

    I also use Snapper/Yahoo, because:
    (1) I am using "redirect" with Fusemail to get my work emails so I lose who the email was sent to (besides me), and so I forward emails to a Yahoo account in case I need to see who else got the email.
    (2) Since Chatter doesn't store on SD, I use the redundancy to store the emails/info on SD without bulking up Chatter/RAM.
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    Sounds like SnapperMail gets more votes on this board . .

    Would that be a safe assumption? I am torn on which app to get myself. Any info will help greatly.
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    Yea, I'm torn ...because one set makes Snappermail sound so great...then the next is loving Chattermail.

    but all the reviews seem to come from people who are on e-mail all day. I'm just looking for NO HEADACHES.
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    what about this one . . . come highly recommended aslo.

    http://www.corsoft.com/home.asp
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    For constant/real-time, Chatter is best, imo.

    For cleanest UI, least issues, SD storage, I think Snapper is a better choice. It also depends on where you're getting the emails from (POP? IMAP?) though...

    Try them both, and see which you like better. I would recommend either (and I use the BOTH regularly), depending on how you use email. THAT'S why you don't get a clear recommendation - they're BOTH good, but each has their respective strengths/weaknesses.
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    My needs would be to forward all of my mail to the treo when I am out of the office. POP3 accounts only.

    I understand what your saying because everyone like what they like for individual reasons, but what would you recommend me considering I am in my office 85% of a week and just need to be notified of incoming mail when it arrives. I also need to reply to that mail, possible forward PDF's or word docuemnts to other e-mail addresses. I do plan on trying them both out, just like to hear hapy users pass the word around.
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    I prefer the interface of Snapper. Significantly. Ease of use and interface for working with emails I think goes to Snapper (at this point - BUT Chatter is updated like 4 times/wk, and is getting better).

    Two big minus' for Snapper in my mind: Snapper has to turn on the screen while fetching and it's not instant - the more frequent you set the fetch, the more Snapper is used and battery is consumed and the thing is just running (more of a "knit" than a real issue).

    One big plus for Chatter: real time push. Chatter will not connect to POP, so you need another provider like Fusemail or Fastmail to get your POP email. That's a minus for POP accts.

    Keep in mind battery usage is still greater with Chatter, so the battery thing is just that Snapper has to do in the foreground while Chatter gets mail while the data connection is not being used and in the background.
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    I use chatter with my own email server, I absolutely love "push" email.
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    So is there any way to turn either chatter or snapper off while you're in the office...and have it fetch only when you're away?
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    I think both allow that, in different ways. With Snapper, you set it to retrieve for certain hours, and Chatter you put to sleep when you don't want it.
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    so . . let me make sure if I understand this. If I use SnapperMail it will check email constantly and use more battery life.

    I thought I had to have the email App running for it to check for new mail.

    I do not have this phone yet, I was going to order it tonight. Just want to make sure I know what I am getting myself into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtdesigns.com
    so . . let me make sure if I understand this. If I use SnapperMail it will check email constantly and use more battery life.

    I thought I had to have the email App running for it to check for new mail.

    I do not have this phone yet, I was going to order it tonight. Just want to make sure I know what I am getting myself into.
    Chatter can have a constant link, not Snapper. Chatter will either sync real-time (push), or you can set it up to retrieve similar to Snapper - this is usefule if you have folders which you store items, but don't need to access real time nor do they receive mail to those folders...

    Snapper wakes up the phone, turns on the screen, and retrieves your email at set intervals which you specify.

    IMAP (which Chatter supports or the most $ Snapper) allows real-time syncing of folders on the server. POP does not.
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    gotcha . . . I am leaning towards snapper mail considering I will not be using the Treo as my main source of email. Mostly when I am out of the office and for tech suport related emails that may come in to the office.

    One last thing regardign Snapper . . . you mentioned that you can set the intervals when the Treo will check for mail, which results in waking up the Treo. Can you specify to not check mail . . say after 11:00 PM. I may be thinking a little to much about this, but figured I would ask anyway.
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    I don't mean to thread hijack, but I bought Chatter & have been trying to set it up with my own server (which supports IMAP) and have had zero luck. This is my first try at utilizing IMAP. My email server is using Horde software. Is anyone familiar with this enough to lend a hand? I would really appreciate it.
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    Yes, you specify the hours and days which you want it to retrieve mail at the interval you specify. Or you can retrieve manually, if you don't want it to auto-fetch. You can also specify the size of the email it downloads - meaning the first 4k, the first 12k, etc. This is useful if you get emails with attachments which might take forever to download and will eat up RAM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy650
    I don't mean to thread hijack, but I bought Chatter & have been trying to set it up with my own server (which supports IMAP) and have had zero luck. This is my first try at utilizing IMAP. My email server is using Horde software. Is anyone familiar with this enough to lend a hand? I would really appreciate it.
    You can try posting over in the Chatter forum - Marc (developer) is second to none in support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airjoe
    I prefer the interface of Snapper. Significantly. Ease of use and interface for working with emails I think goes to Snapper (at this point - BUT Chatter is updated like 4 times/wk, and is getting better).

    Two big minus' for Snapper in my mind: Snapper has to turn on the screen while fetching and it's not instant - the more frequent you set the fetch, the more Snapper is used and battery is consumed and the thing is just running (more of a "knit" than a real issue).

    One big plus for Chatter: real time push. Chatter will not connect to POP, so you need another provider like Fusemail or Fastmail to get your POP email. That's a minus for POP accts.

    Keep in mind battery usage is still greater with Chatter, so the battery thing is just that Snapper has to do in the foreground while Chatter gets mail while the data connection is not being used and in the background.

    Great info! I haven't decided between Snapper, Chatter, or sticking with Versamail. Since Snapper checks Pop3 emails, does that mean I wouldn't need to upgrade my Yahoo account to forward emails or use an app like fusemail to access my Yahoo account. I know I would need to use fusemail with Chatter to access Pop3, but I'm not so sure about Snapper.
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