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

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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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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).

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).

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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".

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