Is the EMAIL function being discontinued on the i510 Charge Phone??
JerryF
Specialist - Level 1

Tuesday - 2/11/2014

Yesterday I received the following text message from Verizon saying that the "Mobile Email APP" on the Samsung Charge phone will be discontinued on 3/28/2014.  See the following URL for the complete story.

http://support.verizonwireless.com/support/information/mobile-email-app-discontinued.html

My question is, will I still be able to use the current email connection that I have used for the past 2 years or will I have to download some other email app for  sending and receiving email using the charge phone???

JerryF

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UFgirl
Newbie

So why is that I just spent over 2 hours with 2 different Samsung tech support people and they did not know that the email app was being discontinued? That was after I went to the Verizon store and talked to the Verizon support desk and they too did not have a clue why my hotmail account suddenly would not reinstall to my email app. REALLY!!! I just wasted several hours trying to fix something that Verizon support should have known about.

Someone suggested the K9 app, but it said it does not support hotmail. Do any of the apps that you all have found support hotmail and gmail?

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hsgram
Enthusiast - Level 3

K-9 works just fine with my Hotmail account.

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myline2
Newbie

Thanks for info re "email app discontinued"  My AOL email stopped working 4/4 & I never received notice from VZW. Have now installed AOLMail (WebMail) app from Google PlayStore, but am not pleased with its functionality.

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hsgram
Enthusiast - Level 3

I totally agree with JerryF. Install K-9 Mail and you will be very happy you did. It's much better than the standard app anyway. You won't miss it.

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JerryF
Specialist - Level 1

Howdy folks,

I just found a decent replacement EMAIL APP for the current one that soon will be discontinued from our Charge Phones.

The APP is called "K-9 Mail" and is available FREE at The Google APP store.  It has most all of the features that are in the current email APP in the Charge phone and it works very much the same way as does the current APP.

You might give it a try before the drop dead date of March 28, 2014.

JerryF

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JerryF
Specialist - Level 1

I found a User Manual for K-9 Mail..."SORT OF."  The manual will be helpful even though it is still in a state of completion. 

One other thing, if you set up one email account and later want to add more email accounts do this.  Immediately after you first start K-9 Mail tap the Dog's Icon (upper left corner) several times and you'll be able to add more email accounts.  After I did this I noticed that there was a plus symbol "+" in the lower right corner of the phone's display for adding email accounts.

JerryF

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JerryF
Specialist - Level 1

Here is the location of the User Manual.

https://github.com/k9mail/k-9/wiki/Manual

JerryF

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JerryF
Specialist - Level 1

Here are two more helpful items pertaining to KP-9 mail in case need to use it after 3/28/2014.

KP-9 FAQs with answers

https://github.com/k9mail/k-9/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions

I question the s on https so try it both ways


KP-9 Set up Instructions

http://ag.arizona.edu.calsnet/help/k-9

JerryF

PS - KP9 mail handles attachments fantastically; much better than the current email APP in the charge phone.

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JerryF
Specialist - Level 1

I did find an email APP that basically was written for the Droid Charge i510 Phone because it was written to work with the Froyo Operating System and the Charge Phone firmware is Froyo 2.3.6.

It is called MOD.EMAIL FROYO and is free at the Google Play store.  I attached a picture if its ICON.

JerryF

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Service Rep

JerryF, that's a great question. Since the Mobile Email version for the Samsung Charge is being discontinued, you would have to find an alternative email app. You can browse options available in the Media Center catalog. Please let us know if you have any other questions about this change.

Thank you,
MichelleH_VZW
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JerryF
Specialist - Level 1

MichelleH VZW,

I looked around and several places said that the Media Center Catalog was not available.  Where can I fine it?

JerryF

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