Poll: Which email services are you using on your iPhone?

So which email services are you using on your iPhone? Apple gives away iCloud's me.com addresses for free now, geeks love their Gmail (though not the app!), Yahoo! mail is still going strong, even if Yahoo! isn't, and Microsoft recently said 2 million iOS 5 users were using Hotmail, and growing at the rate of 100k a day now that it's easier to setup (go figure!). Then there's corporate Exchange, your ISP's email, home-spun servers, and all sorts of other stuff.

Do you have just one main account? Do you have separate accounts, and/or use separate services for work and for personal use? Do you have multiple accounts for a bunch of different stuff? Do you forward most or all of them to the same place? Do you even setup all your email accounts on your iPhone or do you leave some off?

How are you handling email on your iPhone? Vote in the poll up top and then give me the details in the comments below!

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MiracleMan says:

Hey, nothing like having your own domain(s) and your own POP/IMAP servers. More people should try it!

fastlane says:

Exactly. Another poll we're left out of.

Jon says:

You didn't see the "Other" option?

takeshi says:

Falls under Gmail/Google Accounts.

tristin says:

Nothing like having your own domain and Google Apps so you don't have to put up with lousy webmail.

Obed Matus Sánchez says:

Yup, I got my own and it works great.

Jeans94621 says:

I use four accounts gmail, yahoo, ymail, and iclouds. I use them all and for different reason.

Brad Morris says:

I have Gmail service for my business, and use Yahoo and AOL for personal use. Don't laugh at the AOL. I've had that address since 1993 or 1994!

Brad Morris says:

I have Gmail service for my business, and use Yahoo and AOL for personal use. Don't laugh at the AOL. I've had that address since 1993 or 1994!

Sarah says:

All except the bottom 3

Josh Hearne says:

I use Gmail, but with their Exchange server, both for personal and work email accounts. I have the @me account of mine active, but only so I can get notification of any emails there. I had my contacts synced with Google, but I just finished exporting them to iCloud and cleaning them up. I plan to export back from there to Google. I want to find a way for them both to stay in sync.

takeshi says:

Gmail != Exchange server. Exchange server is a Microsoft product. "Set up as Exchange" on the iPhone means ActiveSync which is not the same as Exchange server.

Noel Hibbard says:

I am surprised Exchange is much higher than it is. I have two Exchange accounts and 3 Gmail accounts on my iPhone.

tys says:

I'm using Mobile Me, have been for a couple years but for the past several months it's been ridiculously slow. I mean tap to read a message, go get a cup of coffee, and maybe the message text will have loaded by the time I get back slow! I don't think it's my connection since everything else works fine and it's the same regardless of what network I'm on.
Anyone else experiencing this?
I'm ready to move on. What's a good alternative? I didn't like gmail, don't want anything ad supported, don't mind paying for it, and need something that'll play nice with my iPhone, iPad, and Mac and keep everything in Sync.
Suggestions appreciated!

mrsFAB says:

I use gmail, iCloud/MobileMe, yahoo, Comcast, and live. Oh, I forgot about the att.net one I never use.

Notus30 says:

Use Yahoo for personal/work, Gmail & Mobile Me for fun.

wormeyman says:

Gmail regular for mail (so i can star things)
Gmail exchange for contact sync and calendar.
Exchange for work email.

jp99 says:

Besides Google and Yahoo, I use Lycos and Fastmail.fm. Each account has a different purpose. That's five personal accounts.
Work uses BBs and they don't allow a personal phone like an iPhone to tie in (except the CEO of course).

jp99 says:

Besides Google and Yahoo, I use Lycos and Fastmail.fm. Each account has a different purpose. That's five personal accounts.
Work uses BBs and they don't allow a personal phone like an iPhone to tie in (except the CEO of course).

jp99 says:

Besides Google and Yahoo, I use Lycos and Fastmail.fm. Each account has a different purpose. That's five personal accounts.
Work uses BBs and they don't allow a personal phone like an iPhone to tie in (except the CEO of course).

Simon Hardy says:

I use "Good for Enterprise" for my corporate email, then I have my own hosted email account attached to my website plus Hotmail and Gmail.

Drick55 says:

Lotus Notes Traveler for iOS

Hewiep says:

I have 39 email accounts on my iPad and the same on my iPhone. Some are on my own domains and many are POP 3 Gmail accounts. On my original iPhone, which I just upgraded to a 4s, I hadtogotoeach account separately. Now I can view all email account together.

Hewiep says:

I have 39 email accounts on my iPad and the same on my iPhone. Some are on my own domains and many are POP 3 Gmail accounts. On my original iPhone, which I just upgraded to a 4s, I hadtogotoeach account separately. Now I can view all email account together.

tsb3 says:

I moved my email/contacts/calendar from Google to iCloud after getting tired of the "ghost bug" with the calendar events in Gmail.

jdh322 says:

Why would any Gmail user not use the exchange setup?

Pivale says:

Contact sync is horrible if your contacts have multiple e-mail addresses and multiple mobile/work numbers

adminx™ says:

Agree.. my contact list not smooth anymore when scrolling after sync with Gmail Exchange contact. I remove the account straight away, back to normal.

Erik Bock says:

Sucks the battery dry. I don't need retime push email for my personal email.

adminx™ says:

The battery will drain super fast!!

fastlane says:

Because I don't need it to read or send my damn mail.

fastlane says:

Because I don't need it to read or send my damn mail.

Jon says:

Because you can't delete messages. If you setup your Gmail using the Exchange option, all deleted mail just goes to the All Mail folder instead.

sting7k says:

Where's AOL?
Hotmail, Gmail, and AOL.

Nick says:

AOL is still in 1994 with its 100 free hour trial 3.5" disk coming in the mail to your house every week.

Freiteez says:

I use the first 4 but mainly yahoo.

Hewiep says:

I have 39 email accounts on my iPad and the same on my iPhone. Some are on my own domains and many are POP 3 Gmail accounts. On my original iPhone, which I just upgraded to a 4s, I hadtogotoeach account separately. Now I can view all email account together.

zaersx says:

Exchange of GMail
It syncs Calendars, Notes, Contacts and stuff, which the simple Gmail service doesn't.

Jon says:

I have two iPhones... one for work and another for personal. My work iPhone syncs my mailbox with our Exchange server. My personal iPhone uses Google Apps and Hotmail.
I setup my own domain with the free version of Google Apps. I use the default Gmail configuration (IMAP) for my Google App mail and notes. It fetches every 15 minutes and when I delete a message, it actually deletes. :) I use Exchange sync with my Google App account for contacts, calendars, and reminders. I do this because I have multiple calendars, but you can't add additional calendars through the IMAP sync.
I just use the normal setup for my Hotmail (@live.com) account.

Jon says:

I have two iPhones... one for work and another for personal. My work iPhone syncs my mailbox with our Exchange server. My personal iPhone uses Google Apps and Hotmail.
I setup my own domain with the free version of Google Apps. I use the default Gmail configuration (IMAP) for my Google App mail and notes. It fetches every 15 minutes and when I delete a message, it actually deletes. :) I use Exchange sync with my Google App account for contacts, calendars, and reminders. I do this because I have multiple calendars, but you can't add additional calendars through the IMAP sync.
I just use the normal setup for my Hotmail (@live.com) account.

Brian Buehler says:

Looks like I'm one of the majority that uses Gmail (I also use my Comcast e-mail account). However, all of my contacts are in Gmail and have been for years.
Which leads to the first disappointment/misunderstanding of my moving to iOS - why can't the iPhone sync contacts with a Gmail account? I know it's possible to "cheat" and set it up as an exchange account but that really should not be necessary for a system that "just works".

Takeshi Mcfall says:

Not sure why you think it's a "cheat". It just works if you set it up via ActiveSync ("as Exchange").

Cstang505 says:

I've been experiencing the same thing. Had MobileMe account for years never had a single problem, and as soon as I switched to iCloud, emails were no longer pushed correctly. Ive tried most of the suggestions on Apple discussion and various google searches... Still nothing.

Cstang505 says:

I've been experiencing the same thing. Had MobileMe account for years never had a single problem, and as soon as I switched to iCloud, emails were no longer pushed correctly. Ive tried most of the suggestions on Apple discussion and various google searches... Still nothing.

Cstang505 says:

I've been experiencing the same thing. Had MobileMe account for years never had a single problem, and as soon as I switched to iCloud, emails were no longer pushed correctly. Ive tried most of the suggestions on Apple discussion and various google searches... Still nothing.

takeshi says:

"Then there’s corporate Exchange"
...and personal and/or hosted Exchange.

takeshi says:

It's still a Gmail/Google Account. Exchange in the poll means Exchange server, not "set up as Exchange (which really means ActiveSync) on the iPhone".

Danny Michel says:

hate google with a passion. don't trust @me yet. i use nybodyart.com

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