I have configured the default MIUI8 email client with two accounts (one imap and one pop), but I'd like to try other clients. When I install, for example, aqua-mail or k9-mail they ask to configure new mail accounts instead of using the existent, system-level, ones: Settings->Sync->IMAP/POP3.

Is it possible to use multiple clients with the same configured mail accounts?

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Yes, it is possible.

If you use POP3 make sure that you deactivate in all clients deleting the messages on the server after fetching them. Otherwise other clients won't be able to download them.

Update: to use an already configured system-level mail account, an email app should have an access to system accounts. Not every email app has it.

  • I guess you did not understand my point: how do I "import" my already-configured accounts into newly installed clients?
    – cipper
    Feb 12, 2018 at 11:24
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    Well, if you want to ask "how do I import" then you should ask "how do I import" and not "is it possible to use". I answered exactly what you have asked. Feb 12, 2018 at 11:31
  • I've specified "same configured" account
    – cipper
    Feb 12, 2018 at 20:42
  • I added some more info. Feb 14, 2018 at 11:02
  • Thanks for the answer. Any example of such apps?
    – cipper
    Feb 15, 2018 at 11:39

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