I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, and would like to find out how to suppress the regular checking of e-mail when my phone connects via unencrypted Wi-Fi (in such places as libraries or restaurants).
When the phone was first set up in-store, there was a checkbox next to "sync email," which I checked. (I can also access this checkbox via settings > manage accounts > (account name) > sync settings.) Checking this box makes the phone retrieve e-mail from my ISP's mail server regularly. But if I clear the checkbox, then the phone does not check e-mail at all, even when I open the Email app and touch the reload/refresh icon.
Is there a way either to:
whatever interval you set for checking email, follows that protocol wherever you connect, home or public wi-fi..
I set max/2 hr interval, go into the account/refresh
How do I set it so that it will check e-mail, but only when I go into the account/refresh?
I don't want it to check the account from public wi-fi at all.
It would be nice if there was a user-configurable preference to allow certain network activities (such as logging into an IMAP or POP server) only when the connection is secure (as it is with WPA2 and, I assume with LTE mobile data) and not when a connection is wide-open.
There is a setting to "sync email," which I can uncheck, but unchecking that box seems to completely stop the e-mail app from retrieving messages, even when I refresh. Is unchecking that box before connecting to the hotspot (and then checking it again when I get home) the best that I can do? (If so, that is just as easy as not using the public Wi-Fi hotspot at all.)
Verizon's 1GB plan is affordable, and I use public Wi-Fi hotspots specifically to avoid overages. I guess there is a trade-off between saving money and privacy, but there should still be a way to get the e-mail program only to access the network when I tell it to.
that's why i refresh between the 2 hour intervals....i personally don't ever use public wi-fi.