I'm looking for an email client for my phone that can do filtering. I belong to a number of mailing lists and I get hundreds of emails a day, which get automatically moved to folders on my PC. But I don't need these messages on my phone, and the email app that came with the phone doesn't seem to have any way to filter them out. So I'm looking for a solution to this problem. Thanks.
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If you are using Gmail, the filters you set up on your Gmail account carry over to the Gmail app. Gmail uses labels instead of folders and the Gmail app allows you to even choose which labels you want to sync. If you have a filter set up for a particular sender to skip the inbox and apply a label those messages will not end up in your inbox, plus you can tell your phone not to sync with that label so you won't even process them on your phone.
If you aren't using Gmail, you can set up Gmail to check POP3 accounts and this shouldn't affect your desktop downloading of emails. I was a dedicated Outlook user and very resistant to Gmail for years but now I'm all Gmail (or Google apps mail) all the time.
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Have you tried using K9Mail yet? I'm not so sure if has filtering capabilities, but it's ability to flag messages could be some other way around.
I have the same issue (lots of mailing lists), and I found the solution.
Profimail has a very good filtering system, but the problem is that it's a commercial application, and at $24.99 it's expensive! You can try it for free for 30 days, and then... cough up the 25 bucks to continue using.
I'm trying to find a less expensive alternative (the sum of all the programs I bought so far are cheaper than $24.99!), but I'm loosing hope.
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