When comparing Aqua Mail vs Spark, the Slant community recommends Aqua Mail for most people. In the question“What are the best free email clients for Android?” Aqua Mail is ranked 4th while Spark is ranked 5th. The most important reason people chose Aqua Mail is:
Has been rated well on [AndroidForums](http://androidforums.com/threads/email-which-apps-keep-it-private.935578).
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Pro Top rated for keeping your info private
Has been rated well on AndroidForums.
Pro Ultra fast and intuitive
The app refreshes emails in seconds and has an intuitive menu. You can do a lot with one or two swipes.
Pro Integrates with cloud storage services for backup and restore
It's possible to backup the app along with account settings via services like Dropbox, OneDrive, Box.com, Google Drive.
Pro Integrates with Tasker
Tasker is an automation app. Aqua Mail's Tasker integration allows changing settings, triggering message based events and running mail checks based on criteria like time of day, location, timer, connection type, etc.
Pro Pro version often goes on sale
The developer usually gives a 25%-50% discount every few months or so on Google Play.
Pro Custom quick swipe features
Pro Free snooze options
Pro Robust customization options
Con Limited signature capabilities
Signatures can't have images or HTML.
Con Does not support pgp or metacert
Con Free version supports only 2 accounts and adds promotional email signature
The base, free application supports up to two accounts and adds a promo signature to all outgoing messages.
Con Floating ads in free version
It shows floating ads in the email list and they can not be deleted.
Con No support for Exchange Activesync protocol
This is the de facto, secure Exchange over the web protocol used and is enforced by most businesses for enterprise email. Aqua only supports EWS for Exchange, which most enterprise administrators block or disable.
- Sends statistical data to several services known for bad privacy policies (Google, Facebook), also there's no way to opt out.
- Automatically creates an acount with the first address entered and subscribes you to their newsletter.
- Stores credentials for your email accounts on their servers.
- Stores your emails on their servers to push them to your devices.
- Server infrastructure seems to be located in the US.
Con Doesn't show the counts of emails next to the folders
- On the Mac platform will show +999 for the folder that contains more than 1000 emails.
- On the iPhone, the platform will not show the counts next to the folder unless they are new emails.
Con Doesn't support many services
Many services such as Spam filters, Pocket, and other apps are not supported.