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Yep. In most cases you can just install Nine Email Client (I think they have an iOS version as well). I didn't like the idea of some admin being able to wipe personal phone in return for me using mobile email.
Any exchange mail client, Nine. Loaded with features, been using it for years for my work email. Best feature is segregated data, you can keep the data completely within the app, and an exchange remote error would only wipe the app data and not your phone.
I use Inbox for my Google account, and Nine Mail for Outlook/Office 365 work stuff. IMO, Nine is the best app for Exchange/Office 365 email. It does cost $9.99 (on time fee), but it is worth it.
If you use Exchange/Office 365/Outlook, then without a doubt, Nine is the best email client on Android. Full featured and highly customisable. I use Nine for six different email accounts and it's without a doubt, money well spent.
I personally use Nine Email (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3) with my exchange account. It is probably one of the best exchange clients I’ve ever used on Android and I’ve been using Android since the OG Droid. It integrates calendar and contact data with the stock android ones without issue. It also doesn’t send and store your exchange password onto someone else’s server, which Outlook Mobile did.
The only downside is that a license costs $14.99, but there is a two week trial that you can use to see if it is worth it. They also do run frequent sales that usually bring the price down to ~$7. I personally say spend the $14.99 for it as it blows every other client out of the water, but I do recommend trialing it first before you purchase.
I use Nine (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=en) and it does this. It sandboxes the email account so that only the application can be affected by server side policies. It's also $5 off right now.
EDIT - It originally said $5, it's really $5 off.
It is the best one out there. I paid for it, no regrets.
Here is their website and here is a link to Google Play Store.
Pretty happy with Nine for the last few years.
Attachments are not auto-downloded for me, but I'm not sure if that is a quirk of attachments, or a limit due to my configured message download size.
If you want to get around it, Nine is a little pricey but sets permissions so they can only nuke the email account you add and not your whole device. May or may not break your university TOS.
BTW note that like the app store permissions, it only lists the stuff they can do, not stuff they're actively doing.
Take a look at Nine. It definitely isn't cheap, but I heard a lot of great things from it, and I liked it myself when I was using it on a trial run.
Look at Nine. This is one of the best Android Apps I've ever encountered.
It does implement native ActiveSync so your credentials stay on your device.
/edit: sorry, did not notice it was already recommended further down before posting
After Touchdown got bought by Symantec years ago they pretty much stopped doing updates, I've switched over to using Nine Mail which both looks nicer and is actually under active development too:
That sort of scenario is exactly why I use Nine Mail for Exchange connectivity, instead of relying on Android's built-in support. They can still issue the remote wipe command, but it only affects that one app (which encapsulates corporate data)... leaving my personal apps and data intact.
For what it's worth, this sort of thing can arise without you turning in notice as well. Someone else leaves the company or loses their phone, for example, and the Exchange administrator accidentally sends the command to the wrong device.
I use the paid version of Nine. I have three office365 accounts I use it for and one of those accounts has access control enforced. I really like the app, even if it was relatively expensive.
I use 4 accounts regularly and purchased Nine a couple years ago and have not regretted it. It's pricey iirc but definitely worth it, especially if you have any exchange accounts.
If you use the app Nine as your Exchange client on your phone there's an option to sync your calendar into the default calendar.
It's one of the best email clients out there.
I really like Nine for Android. It costs a little bit of money after the 1-week free trial, but it handles the Office 365 email and calendar the best out of all the apps I've tried.
Depending on your work email system, you can sandbox their permissions if you use Nine -- I've used it with exchange and google apps, and it doesn't make policies invade your phone and sandboxes a remote wipe to just the app data.
I would recommend using the app Nine for work accounts. It's a great mail app that sandboxes your corporate account, so the security policies only get enforced on the app rather on your whole phone. It syncs everything - mail, calendar (shows up as another calendar in the Google app), contacts, notes. I came across this looking for a solution to the same problem on my Moto X 2nd Gen and it worked like a charm.
It costs some money (you probably have $50 Google Play credits to spend anyways, right?), but is totally worth it. Have been using it for 1-2 years now and haven't looked back.
Is there a known issue with Nine Exchange? As far as I can tell it's using the normal authentication methods without any passthrough.
I don't see it in the roadmap anywhere, but they just added the ability on iOS earlier this year, so you would hope Android would follow at some point. As an alternative I use Nine.
I'm in a similar situation, but also haven't found a way to get Android for Work profile to work. I do have a workaround, which is to use Nine. It allows you to restrict the device administrator access to the app only.
The app is a bit pricey, but works extremely well. Hope this helps in some way.
It is hands down the best Exchange/O365 e-mail client there is and its main feature is exactly what you are looking for: Instead of locking down your entire phone with a PIN (if your company forces that on you) you can just lock down the app with a PIN and it's all good. It will not alter anything on your phone, every security feature lockdown is confined to the app itself.
It's pretty expensive for an app, but imo worth every cent. I think you can download it for free as a trial.
Likely this is your employer's IT security policies at play. In order to access the confidential information of the enterprise, most IT security departments want the right to wipe your phone remotely should it get lost (or your employment ends). It's not unreasonable.
You have two options to deal with this. The first is to use Secure Folder and connect your calendar within Secure Folder to your work exchange server. It's the same permissions, but they only apply to the Secure Folder and would not apply outside the Knox sandbox (you can set Secure Folder to allow your normal calendar to read the Secure Folder one). The second choice is to use an app called Nine which has an application level security model that would give your enterprise IT the ability to only wipe the app's data and not your phones. It's a fantastic app, but not free and probably not worth it if you're only wanting to sync the calendar.
If you are using Exchange for Work or Office 365, check out "Nine Email". It's a fantastically Material designed app with a ton of features.
I use Nine client on Android (one time charge of $10, but well worth it). It gives you the same colored flags that you see in Outlook.
Get him a Samsung S8 and install Nine and he'll be happy.
if you can, use Nine instead for Exchange email. I use it for my work.
Looks and works so much better (for me and many others), and it has an option to only set the policy on an app-level instead of device.
Nine e-mail app. Have try few of email apps, but this one is only that is good for business/private e-mail. It doesn't support IMAP.
I tried using the gmail app for my work Exchange email, and didn't like it. I have been using Nine and really enjoy it. Note: It's not cheap, however. $10 after trial.
not free, but i really like Nine I use this app for work and it supports everything i've tried to use so far on mobile. (OOO, dnd, etc)
I switched to this after I found out Touchdown was being eol'd. I believe it will give you what you are looking for. I have fingerprint and face set up for my phone and a pin for Nine. I'll try to answer any questions you may have.
The outlook client you want is Nine. Good features, good formatting, rock solid, even supports multiple Exchange accounts going to different servers (or the same one).
Seems to check all your boxes. I use it for exchange, but it supports IMAP as well.
Nine Email & Calendar
It's not cheap, but it's worth it. Excellent email app. Constantly improved.
Try the free two week trial
According to this older post concerning My Knox (the precursor to Secure Folder), the OP got an answer from Samsung support claiming only the Secure Folder would be wiped.
I have my work Exchange account setup on my personal phone in Secure Folder, and I hope this is true. You can also try Nine, a pretty highly regarded Exchange client which sandboxes the device admin/remote wipe into the application context. It's $14.99 US, but by all accounts I've seen most folks consider it worth it.
I used the Outlook app for my personal Microsoft email and had some issues with the app not always syncing or notifying of emails. I switched to Nine for Android and have been happy with it for my personal and work email. It does cost money, but the updates and dev support make it worth it.
You might setup your work exchange account with Nine, it allows you so set it up so that the Exchange policies only apply to the app.
That way if a pin code is required it will only be on the app and a remote wipe command from Exchange only deletes the email data.
Are you sure Outlook requires being a device admin? I tried it again just then using my work's Exchange server which does require admin rights on the stock email apps, but Outlook worked without.
In any case though, Nine is my pick, and can restrict the admin access to just the app, not the entire phone. Tad pricey but definitely worth it.
I used to be in the same boat and always encrypted with unlocked bootloader. I've realized the performance hit on non-flagship devices with software encryption simply is unbearable. Its 2016, get with hardware encryption, manufacturers.
Switched to Nine to at least get standalone work account encryption, while personal stuff is unencrypted. I'll accept the risk so I don't double/triple my boot/app load times.
If you use Nine as your email client for your Outlook account then all of your calendar appointments will populate in your Google Calendar.
I didn't have too much trouble adding an EAS account in the Gmail app, but I hate the colors in that app, and there's no GAL lookup support there whatsoever.
Moved on to the Email app, but that apparently no longer supports EAS at all in 6.0. Only options are IMAP and POP.
So I broke down and spent some of my $50 Play Store money and bought Nine. Works great!
You need to use an app that syncs the calendar to your phone account. I use Nine with my work email, and it works very well.
i use Nine mail client, has similar functionality built right in and can use modern authentication.
They kind of only mention its functionality in the documentation rather than advertise it.
I've been using Nine for about a year now and I'm really happy with it. Easy to use with just enough customization to make it your own. Also has the ability to present emails in a text bubble conversation format, which is harder to find in an email client. Might be the kind of modern UI you seek. It is a pay app, but honestly it's been well worth it. I've been using it for Exchange accounts and Gmail.
Nine can do it - just added 30 people as test and didn't hit any limit.
You can also add domains if your emails from a certain domain will always be VIP
Google calendar chose to not support the format used by apple calendar.
You would need to use a 3rd party app. Lots of folks had mentioned the app Nine Email and Calendar: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
If they don't make you install a specific Mobile Device Manager (MDM), there may a be a partial workaround for Android, if you're willing to spend a few bucks.
Uninstall/un-configure the Exchange/ActiveSync settings, and then go to play store and download the Nine 2 week trial.
While Nine uses the Device Administrator permission, it doesn't allow for full remote wipe of your entire phone, only of the specific company-sync'd email/contact/calendar entries.
Try to check Nine -> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=ru
It works pretty well on pixelbook
J'utilise différents comptes mail (Office 365 pour le boulot, Gmail en cours de supression qui est encore relevé par une autre boîte, et Outlook).
J'ai longtemps utilisé Ezdetach qui permet d'extraire les pièces-jointes selon des actions prédéfinies et ainsi alléger la taille de la boîte. Globalement, je n'efface jamais de courriers, mais j'archive régulièrement.
Sur mobile, j'utilise l'excellent Nine, meilleur client mail que j'ai pu tester, à tel point qu'il remplace parfois mon client lourd quand je dois trier des mails au plus vite.
Take a look at Nine - Email & Calendar.
It serves me very well and does all the things I need. One of the best email clients for Android, IMO.
It's a paid app, but you can try it for 14 days and see if you like it. For me, it's worth every penny.
I am pretty sure you need an exchange sync provider that comes with gapps. I don't think LOS contains a full active sync stack.
If you dont want to install gapps for any reason you could try Nine (not free though) which I've been using for some years as my primary exchange client. They have a full active sync implementation which is (iirc) standalone. Have never tried it without gapps though.
One personal device.
I carried the shared phone for my first on-call, it became tedious after the first 4 hours. I will use my own going forward.
Google Voice makes sure random coworker doesn't get my real cell number.
As for MDM/remote-wipe, I'm a fan of Nine for email (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=en_US) which allows policies (and thus the remote-wipe) to apply only to the application, not the entire device. Go ahead, wipe my phone. See if I care.
Plus sérieusement, Nine pour Android, vraiment génial.
Sur PC, j'aime beaucoup Diskitude en remplacement de Treesize.
If you want to connect to an Exchange/Office 365 server, I have been using Nine for more than 4 years now and it has the best experience and features for an enterprise setting: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
Ninefolders is the best I've tried and I use it on my phone and PB. It supports more than just IMAP too. It's 1 of 2 apps(R2MAIL2) that has support for S/MIME email encryption. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
checkout this app. Not sure if it supports POP, but it has very fine control and filled with features.
I believe it is 2 weeks of free trial
While this doesn't directly answer your question, I'd recommend using an app like Nine rather than Android's builtin Exchange support. This way the policy restrictions apply only to the app (and its data), instead of the phone as a whole.
Your employer can still trigger a remote wipe, for example, but it will only include the Exchange data... all of your personal stuff is unaffected.
If one of those accounts is on an enterprise server, strongly recommend Nine. It is simply the best exchange activesync client out there. You can set the device security to application level which keeps corporate IT out of your phone without having to mess with Secure Folder.
Otherwise, I am using the stock client for email. It's pretty good overall.
I think Nine will do what you need. I don't use it myself, but someone at work the other day was telling me that it lets them integrate their Office365 calendar directly into Android's regular calendar app, so you could use it in any way the default calendar's widgets can be used.
The app does cost 14.99 for a full license, but you can try it out for a few weeks first.
Unfortunately not. This is pretty much the main reason why I switched to Nine (that, and Nine doesn't enforce company policies on your entire phone).
This is typical of Exchange, however, you could use a third-party app to bypass this. I would highly recommend Nine - it might be a bit pricey compared to your average app, but it's well worth it. For starters, it doesn't enforce any of your organisation's device policies on your phone, second, the stability and feature-set of the client are superior to even the official Outlook app, and my favourite feature - you can delete emails directly from the notification pop-up! I don't know why Outlook doesn't have this feature (instead it has a useless "Archive" button that does nothing). Nine has been on the market for a few years now but is still updated and maintained on a regular basis. Their customer support is also top notch btw.
> I have yet to find an email client on Android that allows me to get auto updates from a sub folder without me having to manually go in and look at it every 5 minutes. It gives me anxiety!
I solved this with Nine Mail. I have a couple of subfolders set up as "favorites" in the app, and it allows me to get notifications on them just like I do the Inbox. It's also an incredibly feature rich app, so I'm betting it can do most, if not all, of what you're looking for, including the email widget.
There is an app in the play store called Nine, not only is it a fantastic email client but when you add a Corp email it gives you the option of only allowing them to wipe the mail account and not the phone. They offer a free 2 week trial also.
Edit: it's half off right now too!
Edit 2: grammer
You could use Nine, it appears to bypass the exchange/365 policy. My work Office 365 account is on Nine on my BYOD and has not requested any strict policy reqs whereas if I install outlook, or add the same account into the GMail app, then it requests to add the policy!
Nine is not free, but it does have a free trial period, so you can test it out to see if you see the same. I ended up buying it anyway as it is a great app for O365/Exchange.
I didn't quite understand all your requirements, but Nine has fingerprint to unlock and a pass code, so maybe check that out? Sorry if it's not what you're looking for.
I really recommend Nine whenever someone asks about an Exchange client for Android. I'm able to configure a widget with any synced folder and give it an icon.
I always had minor and major problems with the stock Exchange clients from Google on any device I got. I can only suggest that anyone who depends on a strong Exchange support invests into Nine. It's the best Exchange client for Android I know: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
The basic stuff should work anyway. Check your permissions (as noted in the other comment) and check the settings of each calendar directly in the calendar app.
I stopped using Outlook because (a) it was completely unreliable for sending mail with attachments and (b) did not allow me to use my primary Microsoft account email alias.
Instead I'm using the built in Mail and Calendar apps on my xperia Z5 and they are surprisingly decent; fully featured, reliable, supports aliases etc. I'd tried Gmail and it was surprisingly crap (and a major battery killer in my case for some reason).
I'll consider going back to Outlook as soon as they support aliases.
EDIT: although I don't need this functionality myself I believe nine is an excellent exchange mail program. However it doesn't seem to support basic Gmail, only if you have a Google Apps account.
I would suggest using Nine for Exchange email. It has the option to have app level security for Exchange so you don't need to have it affect your entire phone. It's a little pricey as far as apps go, but it's also the best Exchange client I've used.
For me, I got around that by installing nine, which allows me to use smart/swipe lock for the phone and has pin access only for the email app. ^Mileage ^may ^vary, ^etc.
If they enforce that policy, I highly highly recommend an app like Nine - that app is where the security policy will be enforced now. In other words, if they require a pin + wipe abilities, you'll be required to have a pin on the app and they can wipe the data in that app, but have no ability to set security policy on your device.
Have a look at Nine. It's free for a 1 or 2-week eval period. Better than Samsung's and you can turn on push all the time without killing your battery.
>That said many companies still "don't support" this mode or want you to just sign in with exchange.
This is what Nine is for.
There is Nine which works great unless your sys admin has disabled it (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3)
This app also restricts admin permission to a sandbox so you don't have to give your IT department full access to your phone.
I use Nine which lets you set certain contacts as VIP which will generate a separate alert. You can disable regular alerts and only alert on VIP emails. Or just set a different tone. It's very flexible although it is not free. It's not expensive but it does cost money.
I use Nine.
It has a really clean material design but the only caveat (to some) is that it's a paid app.
The upside is that it has a 14 days trial so you can try it out before committing into it.
I paid for Nine a few years ago and it's ability to sandbox corporate emails has been nothing short of awesome.
I'm on salary at work and the ability to have my emails on my phone (S21 Ultra) as opposed to having to use our slow, outdated pos laptop makes my job so much easier.
I currently have my gmail, outlook and work email on it.
Effectivement, il me semble que la version pro est nécessaire pour ajouter plus de deux comptes. Et je viens de voir que le prix est passé de 4,99€ quand je l'ai acheté en 2018 à 21,99€ !
Dans ce cas-là, ça peut peut-être valoir le coup de regarder du côté de Nine. La version Pro est à 14€ de mémoire !
Best email client I've ever used since Google stopped doing the standard Email app. Touch friendly and works fine mouse and keyboard too. You're welcome. BTW it's 15$ one time and a 30 day trial I believe.
I don't think you'll be able to connect the outlook calendar to the watch. At least not if you rely on the Outlook app
The watch will show the calendars that are available in the Android calendar system. This will include your normal Google calendar, and any calendar apps that decide to make their calendar available to the Android calendar system.
But Outlook doesn't do this ☹️
Depending on the your Outlook security settings you'll probably be and to use a 3rd party Outlook app to get your Outlook calendar into the Android and watch calendar.
I use "Nine" to do exactly this. It's not cheap ($15), but it's great if you use office 365 a lot, like I do for work
Kann dir leider keine Open-Source Alternative empfehlen, aber wenn du einen richtig guten Mailclient für Android suchst dann schau dir Nine an: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=de&gl=US
Hat meine Anforderungen alle erfüllen können:
> Anyway I am now looking for a good email client replacement. Don't mind paying if this is what it takes, as long as it does everything outlook does (Gmail, 2 x hotmail, IMAP, and calendar for the 2 hotmail accts), push notifications of course,
I use Nine for my work email (Exchange-based) and some IMAP accounts, and it works pretty well. It supports "IMAP Idle" for IMAP push notifications (although it's experimental and you need to enable it in the 'labs' settings), and it's a secure app as no data goes through their servers (your phone directly communicates with your email servers). The app costs money though. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
This may sound like a silly question, but did you try the Outlook app? At a previous job, if I added my work email account directly to my phone in the settings, then it would ask for admin permission. But if I used the Outlook app and added the account within the Outlook app, then it didn't ask for admin permission.
If you want something better than Outlook and are willing to pay, then take a look at Nine and AquaMail. Nine costs $15 and has a 2-week free trial period. AquaMail Pro costs $20 and has an ad-supported trial version. Both of these apps are very good, much more configurable than Outlook, and also better performance if you have an older phone.
Nine - Email & Calendar - Apps on Google Play
Nine it's expensive but I've never felt it cannot do what I want. Can even put work emails that have all the security stuff on without a major issue.
The king of mail apps on android is nine mail (paid with trial)
More powerful than ios by a country mile - and a saving grace for android. Source: I tried every app and nearly ditched android.
If you're a power user you'll know what I mean when you use it - even the calendar saves clicks in a way other app devs just don't seem to get.
Try it, dig deep, and see if it checks the stuff in your list and productivity style.
Nine has been my email app of choice for 2+ years now.
I especially love it's ability to sandbox email addresses, so work email addresses can be used without having to install mdm software.
It's a bit expensive at $15, but I've more then gotten my money's worth out of it.
>let's be honest, a couple bucks one-time payment is not long-term sustainable.
Agreed. Then charge $10-15 for your application and provide a free trial. It's what Nine, the email app by 9folders, does and it's hands-down the best email application I've ever used.
If developers have a good product they should charge appropriately for it. But unless your service involves consistently pulling data from some cloud service, I don't want to subscribe to it. I want to buy it once.
If you're on outlook I'd recommend Nine mail. It's $14.99 and worth it imo. There's a free trial and it has mail/calendar/tasks/contacts sync/notes
I have an outlook account so on desktop I can use the store apps or the web apps. Also you can use the individual microsoft android apps.
I highly recommend Nine as an email and calendar app. It's pricey for an app, but there was a 7 day trial when I got it, and by the third day I bought it. Syncs with whatever email you want: I have O365 for work, and Gmail and Hotmail (yes I'm old!).
You can sync all or one calendar, plus select which view your want (work/home). Try it - you'll love it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
Outlook calendar is not syncing with Android native calendar app, that's the restriction from Microsoft. You need to look for alternatives.
If you are office 365 user, you may consider buying nine email and calendar (I get no benefit by suggesting this), which will sync office 365 calendar to the android native calendar.
Edit: you may try DAVx⁵ which is free and open source app to sync calendar / contacts etc.,
Selfhosted Mailcow Dockerized mit der SAL Lizenz.
Bei Websites registriere ich mich immer mit oder halt , wenn der Betreiber noch in der Steinzeit hängt (hallo DHL). Damit lassen sich dann im SoGo tolle Regeln erstellen um die Mails in eigene Ordner zu packen und als Client verwende ich hauptsächlich SoGo und Nine.
I recommend Nine if you use an exchange server and TypeApp if you use IMAP.
I've noticed this as well; for me the app that stands out is Nine. Before the Android 10 update I used to be able to hide the nav bar, now the option appears to be gone. Changing to gesture navigation isn't much better, there's still a glaring white bar at the bottom of the screen.
Other apps that appear to do this / not integrate with the Navigation Bar:
Probably ought to add that this is with night mode on. I had noticed this before, but now that I'm looking for which apps do it I find it really getting on my nerves. Make. It. STOP.
I really like Nine
It's not free, but Nine has pretty much every feature you can think of and is great for multiple accounts as well as GSuite and Exchange servers. It also downloads your email directly to the phone so that you don't have to store anything on another 3rd party server, which is a huge plus for privacy.
There's a 2-week trial and it's $14.99 after that.
Spark and Aqua are very different. Spark is a cloud-based service, and as such, need to pass some of your email data through their own servers. Aquamail is simply an email client that works with your email provider.
I have used Aquamail for several years and have been happy with it. It's very configurable and has been reliable and efficient. A downside is that the ad-free Pro version is expensive at $20. They used to have sales pretty frequently, but not sure if that's still true.
A couple other options worth evaluating are Nine (paid) and FairEmail (open source).
Same thing applies: any Exchange client on an Android or Apple device uses the same mechanism: add the account, give it email and password, it autodiscovers everything. I personally have used the native Android client, Outlook for Android (which I dislike) and an app called Nine (which I do like).
What's funny is that on those clients, you WILL be able see/edit the settings you are thinking of. But if you need to, something else is wrong and you should fix it.
I like Nine. It's mainly an email client but it also syncs with my MS Exchange calendar. I'm able to see anything that was included on the event in Outlook, but I can't say I've used it much to set up events directly. It's got a free trial, so maybe give it a shot?
Nine manages the intermingling of work and personal accounts very well.
Gmail on the other hand, does not. Gmail support for exchange is sporadic at best, and you'll have nothing but a bad time trying to make it work.
As someone who has been in your shoes before, I would highly recommend 9folders' app. Nine is available on the Play Store here, with a 2-week free trial, after which you would pay $15 USD (or your local equivalent) to activate the app forever.
For 3 I would recommend Nine. It does everything you would expect and probably more with exchange accounts.
Nine for me doesnt compare to any other app
Just wanted to say thanks to the people who recommended Nine. It's a good email client so far!
Nine if you need a great email client.
I like Nine personally.
Nine for Exchange/ActiveSync email
I googled it and saw Nine was recommended. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
Just buy Nine and be happy with any phone - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
I use NINE for my Work Exchange emails.
It'll support Gmail and everything else as well.
My recommendations this week.
Nine email - Very fast and function email client for exchange services. I moved after notifications stopped working in GMail. This also allows app level admin permissions (I dont like giving my uni access to remotely wipe my device).
Palabre - After i decided Press is never getting an update I found this! Beautiful, fast and supports feedly. Also 1 click syncing with Pocket.
Portal - Great app for syncing files from your device and PC over wifi!
StumbleUpon - Great little time killer to read some random crap on the net.
Vortex - Lightweight and simple Twitch client. Looks and works great!
Save you a search: Google Play: Nine - Exchange on Mobile
Nine is fucking awesome. We love it.
Nine is a paid app, but offers a 14-day trial.
give it a shot...have not regretted my purchase since 2+ years ago
Try Nine, it's way better than Outlook and it's always on the bottom of my battery usage list.
Nothing is better than Nine.
Another option is Nine
Less $$ than Touchdown
Nine email (best email client if your school or work uses Exchange)
Nine has fingerprint support, if you are using security at the application layer.
Another old alum here, I use Nine for work/0365. I'm happy with it.
Nine. The best exchange email client.
Nine - really awesome Exchange (& office 365) email client. So glad I have this over the shitty stock email apps
Been using Nine for about 3 years and I love it. Not free but worth the $15 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
I've used Nine for years. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
there isn't really any other app worth mentioning when this exists
I use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3 it syncs your exchange calendar with your google one so you can see events on your wear/watch.
Nine email a little bit expensive, but extremely powerful and worth every penny if you're an exchange user.
AquaMail, Nine and Maildroid are good paid apps. If you prefer free, you can check out the open source apps K-9 and FairEmail.
Note that Aquamail Pro and Maildroid Pro are discounted currently.
If you use Exchange or Office 365, then Nine and AquaMail are the best options. Personally I use AquaMail.
I've been using Nine for awhile, and it works great for this. It's a little pricy, but well worth in my opinion.
Nine Email is such a great Android app. Love it.
Nine is easily the best email client.
The most full featured Exchange client for Android is Nine:
It has some selective notification features.
Check out "Nine - Exchange Outlook Mail" - Honestly the best email app I've had, ended up buying it. Zero regrets.
Try Nine instead of Touchdown. Can't believe I paid $20 for Touchdown, but at the time it was the only decent Exchange client.
I use Nine and can't really go to anything else. If you use a lot of folders (which I do) it really is a win.
the best alt to my work email, its better than gmail and overall the best email app out
I second Nine. I tried to get gmail to work for me, and it was not a pleasant experience. Nine is amazing.
Touchdown was fine a few years ago. Now Nine is the only corporate email client you need.
Nine have an unlimited Sync time, it's also a great email app!
Here ya go!
I was on Gmail before but i switched to Nine now as it has the closest Outlook Desktop on mobile experience.
This might help you
Check out Nine. The best exchange client bar none.
There is only one way to make two-way contact (and calendar) sync work on Android with Outlook.com accounts. Use Nine:
Trust me, I have explored this problem in depth, even creating a support case with Microsoft. Various blog posts say you can work-around this by setting up Outlook.com manually as an Exchange account, but these are out of date. This apparently no longer works if your Outlook account has been migrated to the new infrastructure.
Note that this is only a problem for consumer Microsoft accounts. Office 365 Business or Education, and corporate Exchange accounts all work fine on Android if you set them up as Exchange accounts.
Google some years ago stopped supporting Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol for consumer Microsoft accounts in Android, leaving Microsoft customers in the lurch. (This has the no doubt intended effect of forcing most people to just use Google services.)
Given the abysmal situation, you would think that Microsoft would prioritize getting contact synchronization working in Outlook for Android, but no--they don't seem to care much. (Thanks to Apple's support of EAS, Outlook.com still works fine on iOS. Maybe Microsoft's program managers only use iPhones--they clearly aren't using Windows phones.)
Nine costs $10, so you'll have to decide if this is worth it to you. Honestly, if you switched to Gmail I would not blame you. Microsoft deserves to lose yet another consumer to Google for letting this situation persist.
Nine is a full featured email client too, and you may prefer just to use it for everything. What I do, however, is use it purely as a sync engine for my Outlook.com contacts and calendars with the native Android apps. (If you use multiple Outlook.com calendars, there is an app in the Play Store called 'Calendar Colors' that will let you colorize these; otherwise Android renders all your Microsoft calendars the same color.) When you create or edit a contact on Android, make sure you choose Nine as the account to get your changes to sync back to the cloud.
As I use the Outlook app for email, I disable the Nine email sync to save battery and bandwidth. Since you no longer need the Outlook app for access to your calendars, you can alternatively just add your Outlook.com account to your phone and use the Gmail app (it will be set up as an IMAP account).
Hope this helps.
If you're on Android try n9ne: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
I find it way better than outlook or even Gmail on Android, though it is paid.
Link for the lazy.
I've been using Nine and really like it.
Link? All I can find is this, and it's free
EDIT: oh, my bad, has to be paid for after 2 weeks
Nine. It is the only Exchange email app worth using.
Currently on sale for $9.99
If its an android phone check out Nine. It is my favorite client currently.
Nine is great. I've used many different exchange apps and Nine is the only one I've stuck with.
Nine for exchange is by far the best exchange email app I've ever used.
It's about that for me.
Nine Folders supports it - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=en
Best exchange client I have used.
Nine email client https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
Nine is one of the most feature/option filled apps I've used on Android.
Check out nine
J'aimais bien FairEmail, mais je suis passé à Nine (pas libre, et payant, mais génial).
I love mailbox.org. I don't have any complaints with it. I was looking for somewhere to host my business-y emails and mailbox.org came across as cheap and reliable. Their stance on privacy is great. Their emails are reliable. Response times are great too.
As another poster commented, the only reason not to use mailbox.org is lack of clients. For me it was specifically mobile clients. But I found Nine on Android which supports PGP and syncing multiple accounts and calendars.
Mailbox.org also recently went through a redesign which I think has propelled it into the 21st century. The user experience was a little rough on the old design, but the new design is smooth and vibrant ��
The Nine app allows you to set "VIP contacts" with specific notifications for those contacts.
Nine - Email & Calendar by 9folders Inc
hands down the most powerful and useful mail client for mobile out there
Pretty sure Nine does that.
I can highly recommend 'nine' as an email client on Android. Especially if you are a power user. Never had a problem with it.
circling back - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3 this the one?
This app has most the features u require for a great experience for mail management.
Nine hands down.
Not free, but I'm using nine (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3) on my pixelbook and it's working well.
no idea but I (along with most sane people) use Nine as an exchange email client; this being one of many reasons for it.
Nine is the app's name
As you're seeing from other comments here, many people just use different apps for multiple email accounts. I use "Nine" for work email (it's Exchange based) and have the GMail and Outlook apps installed for my personal accounts.
Another benefit of doing this is you can set different notification options. I have two personal accounts where one is used for newsletters and for signing up for things that aren't very important, and one for talking with actual people. I have all notifications turned off for the newsletters one which is easy to do since it's all in it's own app.
I'm using Nine for my work email app. A little pricey compared to most apps but I really like it overall.
I use Nine as a mail client for android. Pretty cool, it has an interface making the mails look like text message and it can sync your Exchange calendar with your google calendar so you get notifications for those meetings, works really great for me since I spend a lot of the time away from the computer.
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Best Exchange email app that exists
Nine kicks ass
Install and try Nine. It's pricey, but that's what rewards are for.
Try Nine, it's worth every penny. They have a free trial. It even integrates with your tasks and notes in exchange.
Nine is great and worth the money. Does everything I need with my Exchange account with a nice dark theme. Highly recommend.
Nine. It's worth the cost if you use exchange.
i switched to nine https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=de which does all that - hope you trust third party apps .....
Have a look at Nine. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
From the feature list.
Hybrid Email Search (Integrate with fast local search and online search)
Check out a few different Exchange email apps, I use Nine - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
I like it.
You could try Nine.
I've been able to use it in the past with one of my work emails.
If you need Office 365 support, then the open source clients FairEmail and K9 are off the table. Here are some options
Free local clients: Gmail, Outlook
Paid local clients: Nine, AquaMail
Cloud-based clients: Spark, BlueMail
Personally I prefer local clients for privacy and security reasons. Nine and AquaMail are the best options in my opinion, and well worth the cost for professional use.
Nine has a 2-week trial version, then a one-time cost of $15.
AquaMail has an free trial version with ads, and the ad-free Pro version has a one-time cost of $20.
Used it for years, still the best. Especially multi account, filters/alerts and Exchange support
Nine has a 'VIP' contacts section with separate notification options.
My use case matches yours and Nine has worked well for me and I can recommend it.
I believe https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3 can do it.
Nine - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=en_US&gl=US
You should try Nine.
Check out Nine. It gives you the option to apply the security model at just the application level
I've been loyal to Nine for a long time now.
Nine (or native Outlook) are my favorites
I use Nine with great satisfaction. Best app I ever bought, totally worth the money.
Nine Android IOS
Aqua Mail Android
(USD 15, 2 weeks trial)
Email client that allows you to connect to a corporate Exchange/ActiveSync (or IMAP) server without handing over control (no remote wipe, not forced device encryption) for your personal phone. It also syncs the calendar, notes and contacts. Fully client side, no 3rd party cloud services.
I use 9Folders Nine, an Android app that scales fine to tablet and laptop modes. It's not free or cheap, but it works better than the Outlook app or Evolution for me.
Use Nine. It has a one time fee (I think $15 right now), but we'll worth it.
You change your security level to Application level, instead of device level. The MDM will only wipe the exchange data from Nine and keep everything else untouched.
Hands down the best app is Nine. It's worth every penny.
I'd suggest giving Nine a try, it's replaced all of the stock solutions for exchange and personal mail for me on all my android devices
Works flawlessly with my outlook account on my Pixel.
> No it is not generally possible to bypass this
Wrong. You can sandbox the permissions, either a) via the client itself (if it supports it), or b) by installing the client in an sandboxed environment, or c) using a proxy to override the Exchange policy supplied by the server
a) The Exchange client Nine supports permission sandboxing. Companies polices enforced by IT are emulated or enforced at the application level, so if a device wipe command is issued, it will only wipe Nine's data and not the entire device.
b) You can install Outlook or Gmail (Exchange) in a Sandbox environment, such as Island or Shelter or Parallel Space or Secure Folders (Samsung / OnePlus). This is a more preferred solution, as you essentially keep your work life/data separate to your personal data. It's essentially like using a second phone. And most of these solutions are based on Google's own Android for Work/multiuser functionality, so it's not like some shady hack.
c) Exchained is a brilliant app which does what it says. Unfortunately it's not compatible with Outlook.
Nine by 9folders.
a really powerful and customisable email client for Android, that recently got ported to iOS (but I've not had any personal experience with this version)
it's a paid app but they offer 14-day trials
Play Store link
App Store link
Try Nine. It is the most full-featured Exchange client for Android.
I totally agree! I will give Nine Mail a try (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=de) - I see it also supports contacts sync, thats nice, did you try that also (users must be able to use the default dialer). Best regards, Flo.
Ninedoes this, with some other things too. It allowed me to add my work e-mail w/out having to unlock my phone with an 8-digit pin every time (instead it just protects the app with the pin).
Nine's the best out there
Use an email program called Nine (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=en_US). I used it with my work email. It basically tricked the exchange server that permissions were granted for the whole phone, but it was just for the email program. My work could still wipe my email, but not my phone.
>I can't have swipe to unlock otherwise I don't get my professional emails on my phone :(
You could put that app in the Secure Folder, or look at email apps without that requirement: Nine and Aqua Mail.
I believe another alternative is to have a voice match unlock, but I don't recall how that works with email accounts with Exchange policies.
I don't know if it's too heavy for you, or what you're looking for, but you can give Nine a try.
it's a paid app but offers a 2-week trial.
I use it for work and have never looked back
I use nine mail and really like it.
Nine email app. Not a free one but definitely worth every penny
Great info here!
From your list, I actively use Brave, Nova, and K-9. In fact, I have used K-9 for about 10 years now (maybe it didn't come out until 2009, but I think it was 2008?). I'd like to add Nine for Exchange and Office 365 accounts. While K-9 can handle that email via IMAP and Gmail can handle it as well, Nine has a much more pleasant contacts and calendar integration than anything else in my experience!
When I've tried Firefox, I used it with HTTPS Everywhere & uBlock Origin, but the browser itself was just not for me on Android (it's my main browser on Windows).
But yeah, this is great info!
Check out Nine email https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
It'll circumnavigate the the admin policy and if your IT dept decides to wipe your device it will only wipe the app data. It is highly priced for an android app but it's worth every penny.
This may not work for all Enterprise email accounts but it'll work for most
Check out Nine.. bonus points if you can expense it!
If you use Nine on you phone, your calendar entries will be integrated with the system calendar, and be available to wear.
Not sure about the outlook app. I couldn't even figure out how to get normal notifications from it.
I use Nine since they don't store your emails on their servers.
If you use Exchange, you should check out Nine. It is the most full-featured Exchange client, including email and calendar functions.
Other email clients that are very flexible and respect your privacy include MailDroid and Aquamail. I personally avoid cloud-based email solutions such as Bluemail which monetize your data.
For calendar, you might want to check out Business Calendar 2.
My work uses office 365 but has crazy security requirements. I had issues with it syncing in Gmail, but Outlook app works fine. I'm not a big fan of the Outlook app so I switched to using Nine email app. Highly recommend it as it doesn't apply the security requirements system wide, just to the app.
because of the Nine email app by 9folders, which is Android-exclusive
I know you said you don't want to uninstall the Outlook android app, but have you tried nine?
On Android, you can manage your contacts in the Outlook app, and it also syncs to the native Android Contacts app, so no real issues there.
Outlook has an integrated calendar which works well. If you need to sync to the native Android Calendar app, the best solution I have found is Nine.
Yeah, I never added pictures, so I have been spared the pain. (On Windows Mobile they synced automatically from Facebook, if you installed the app and turned this on.)
Are you using an Exchange server? I was personally never satisfied with the built-in functionality for Android and picked up Nine You can check out the free trial but it's... not cheap at $15. It allows you to setup "peak" and "off-peak" schedules so that you can completely disable sync during work hours (which will save battery).
Not sure if it has a limit but Nine email is excellent and handles just about everything type of email https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
I had the same problem. They wanted me to install a certificate, and run a vpn, give them admin privileges like locate device and lock and erase (which is usually normal, but didn't feel like it).
I ended up using the Nine email app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3)
Great thing about this app is it enforces your work sccounts security policy only within the app so if they were to send the wipe command, it'll only wile the app and not your entire phone. Also didn't have any issues setting it up at all.
Edit: and yes, unlike the Outlook app where you can only view your outlook contacts and calendar within the app, this one syncs it to your calendar and contacts on your phone, you can also search your companies directory in the phone app as well.
I use the Nine Android App for email. In the app, you can set up "VIP" users and domains and set special notification settings like to always notify you, or use a special notification sound, so you can set your email alert system as a VIP and pick the settings you want. May not be as resistant as you want, but as others said IFTTT or Tasker may help with that part.
If your email app doesn't have some sort of quiet schedule built in then I see it that you have two options:
I'm not sure you can. You could try a different client for your work email. Nine is really good.
I use Nine.
The built in mail app on most Android phones and its support for O365/Exchange tends to be lacking.
Nine Email It is a bit pricey, but it doesn't take over your phone because the security is on the app.
They just recently added IMAP support, check the change log https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
There's a really good email client that let's you work around that little feature that I used at my last job. When they sent the whip code it just bombed my email and not my phone
I recommend nine mail as the email client for exchange accounts
This is the correct answer - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
You may want to try Nine as it allows all restrictions to be app level only and not device wide.
When I looked into it, you'll need to get a different email app that supports Exchange ActiveSync. I think Nine has some pretty good reviews.
Personally, I didn't feel comfortable using an outside app for work email.
I can reply fine with Nine - Outlook for Android works great.
Although I don't know if it works with gmail.
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You want to use Nine it has a free 1 or 2 week trial and then it is an IAP for $7 or something I forget but it is worth every penny.
You can integrate your Exchange calendar into the device calendar or keep it in the calendar in the app. It does notes, tasks, allows google now voice interactions (take a note, set a reminder, etc), Exchange security policies only on the app (if you only want to have a pin code on the app but not your phone), it does GAL lookups when sending email, and way way too many features to list.
The devs are also pretty responsive to suggestions or bug reports.
Use Nine for email. It sandboxes your work email to the app only and lets everything else work normally. Its also the best email app I have ever used.
I know you've given up, but in the future I recommend using Nine instead - it never enforces a locksceen or other policies on your phone, allowing you to use your phone the way you want to.
The Outlook app won't sync with the system calendar unfortunately. However the Gmail app supports exchange email.
Also, someone in this sub turned me on to Nine, and I really like it.
Android's Exchange integration has been consistently improving since the early days, and received a huge bump in 2014 when GMail 5.0 added Exchange account support, removing the need for the aging "Email" app. If the GMail app doesn't strike your fancy, there are a plethora of other great Exchange mail apps - I'm partial to Nine (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=en) which can also circumvent those pesky device administrator requirements that Exchange servers tend to impose.
The Exchange sync provider also correctly handles all of your meetings and exposes them as a separate "calendar" which can be turned on and off in any of your calendar apps alongside your Google (and other) calendars.
Se usi Exchange, consiglio Nine. Altrimenti Gmail.
Nine works for me
Nine! Worthy every penny.
Here you go https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
Apps like that will simply fail to work based on server side policy under an AirWatch environment. Speaking from experience as someone who spent the $10 on Nine because it was a beautiful and functional Exchange client with the bonus that it walled off the PIN requirements to the app level instead of the phone. Employer deployed AirWatch recently and now ALL apps aside from the AirWatch Inbox fail authorization and will not retrieve or send e-mail.
Okay I will do it myself : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
This is hands down the best exchange app on Android.
Been using it for years. Really solid. Always works. On Exchange 2010 as well.
Once we went to this and ditched the stock Android Exchange app, no more support tickets. Worth the money.
I like those, but they don't quite work when I set up an appointment through my work calendar (Office365 account synced to my phone using Nine) because I've already included travel time in the appointment.
Say I have to leave work early for a 4pm appointment that's an hour away. I set an "out of office" appointment in Outlook, but I set it starting at 3pm because I'll be on the road and don't want people scheduling meetings for then. That causes the "time to leave" notification to go off around 2pm.
Nine is what you're looking for:
It's not free, but it's excellent.
App level exchange server security that doesn't take over your entire phone. Plus, other great features, black theme for AMOLED and great customer support.
have you tried Nine? Last I used it for work, you can select the sandboxed version and only the app will need to follow the policy requirements (passcode, lock, wipe, etc)
Nine Mail is a bit expensive, but is an excellent solution to this issue- it addresses the exchange security requirements at the app level, and negates the need for you to provide system administrator access in order to get your emails delivered.
Give Nine a try. I'm not sure about your third point (sending email to evernote or wunderlist), but the rest it handles great.
It's pricey, but Nine mail is an excellent app for this. It satisfies the Exchange server's security requirement so that your whole device doesn't have to.
If anybody searches this in the future, I did not solve the issue directly, but do have a workaround I'm satisfied with.
I deleted the troublesome Exchange account from Settings -> Accounts, discontinued use of the Email app and installed/setup Nine. I'm only ~12 hours into use of this but so far so good. HTH
Nine for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=en_GB) has support for Exchange 2003 SP2 and up - and it starts in trail mode so you can try before you buy.
Can't speak for iOS.
And I guess I would be remiss in my duty as a fellow sysadmin if I didn't tell you to upgrade your mail servers :)
Nine, a pretty great Exchange email client.
Nine. If you access MS Exchange Server, Nine.
Story of my life... used to work super well on my Moto X...then had a Nexus 6. Works well for 3 days after adding an Exchange account (Outlook.com), then I can't send and it drains my battery. Friends with Nexus 4 and 5 have the same issue.
I decided to go ahead and buy Nine - Exchange on Mobile.
Best 10$ I've ever spent. Seems like a lot, but what a wonderful app!
The other day, I switched from TouchDown to Nine (link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3) and it was totally worth it. I liked TouchDown, even though it was ugly as hell but Nine looks beautiful and is packed with so many awesome features. You should give it a try...
Nine uses it also
Do yourself and install the mail app Nine it's worth every cent.
I had the same issue, couldn't find a solution, gave up and started using Nine instead.
The gmail issue isn't exclusive to the Nexus 6P btw, had the same issue on an xperia z5 compact.
do you mean this app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3
In regards to point 6:
No, you cannot not wipe my device, because I use Nine.
Yes, the default mail client will do a wipe. And yes, I know what I'm talking about, I'm a network admin, I've even tested it on my own device. All it does is wipe the work account, not the whole phone. So you are still in compliance, but don't have to worry about loosing your personal data.
Edit: Also, no we cannot "pull your password out of the system". No one uses reversible encryption in Active Directory, its a bad idea.
My workplace doesn't allow the Outlook app as it's deemed insecure. I use Nine and it's all sorts of awesome.
Also Nine Exchange
Supports calendar and notes sync as well! Not free, but worth the price.
Are you using built in? I am using Nine (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3) though it is paid, and do not have these issues. This app is amazing. Maybe try another app, free or paid, to see if you are still having issues.
I'm on stock 5.1 on a Nexus 5, email app. I personally use Nine Exchange which is why I hadn't noticed.
Microsoft Exchange isn't supported on my Android so I had to use a third-party app called Nine. It's like ten bucks, though.
Best Exchange app out there. Full version is $10, so kind of steep but it was worth it to me. It's also got the whole material design thing going for it. Check it out.
If your server supports EAS then you can use Nine.
It's a beautiful app. Supports S/MIME. Unfortunately it doesn't support free gmail accounts.
If your server doesn't support EAS then you can forward the emails to an outlook account, create an alias with that email address and then use it as the default email address. Or you can sign up to zoho mail. They give away 25 custom domain email accounts for free. 25 more via referral.
Nine supports free outlook and zoho accounts.
You should give Nine a shot. I saw it recommended here and have been using it since.
Hmm, I would think that most companies large enough to use Exchange for email would not want Google to be harvesting information from their emails. I'm assuming that google collects data when you use the gmail app for POP/IMAP/Exchange accounts. Anyone know if this is true? I do understand that POP/IMAP/Exchange emails would not be routed through Google servers, but if you are using the Gmail app to access those accounts, then the app could potentially be collecting data from those emails and sending it back to Google. I don't know what other motivation they would have to add support for non-gmail accounts in the Gmail app.
I haven't tried it yet, but Nine looks like one of the best Exchange clients for Android. It supports syncing all the Outlook data including email, calendar, tasks, and notes.
Forget Outlook on Android. Nine is way better. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=en