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General Email Vs. Google Account Email.

asked 2014-06-17 13:39:52 +0300

ApB gravatar image


What are the pros and cons of setting up a gmail account with either of these options in the email app?

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answered 2014-06-17 16:20:15 +0300

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I think GTalk is the only difference. And might be some other Google services, e.g. G+.

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answered 2014-06-17 16:30:36 +0300

Your calender and contacts can also be synced with google I think. It's your decision if you want all these data stored on google server or not ;-) (obviously I'm not a google fan :D)

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So for just email it's better to use a general account. While i like some of Gs services i really hate shoving down your throat shit like G+ or whatever.

I seem to recall that there was a limitation or something that @VDVsx mentioned but i am not sure.

ApB ( 2014-06-17 17:50:20 +0300 )edit

You need a Google account to sync your calendars or contacts. You can still use your general email as primary mail, if you wish.

jpek-m ( 2014-07-26 21:23:48 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-07-15 09:21:48 +0300

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From email side the only difference between generic Google and Google account is the type of authentication used. Google account uses OAuth2 and generic uses normal IMAP/SMTP authentication. Same code is used for all the other operations.

You can also configure Google account with email service deactivated and then configure a generic one for mail, no problem with that.

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I might be waaaay of here but wasn't there a problem with how back (date) you can get to read/download your mails with OAuth2?? Or something like that.

I seem to recall you mentioned it but can't find it. Might be wrong though.

Anyway my biggest problem is the lack of official support for native keyboard. But thats not a mail problem.

ApB ( 2014-07-15 16:17:42 +0300 )edit

Yes, messages older than 21Nov 2013 when using OAuth.

VDVsx ( 2014-07-15 16:38:14 +0300 )edit
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