I recently decided to explore some options for different email clients on my Android 4.3 smart phone. I've got three different email accounts that I access regularly from my phone. Two are GMail accounts, but one is a traditional IMAP account at work. After a little online research, I limited my choices to three options: Samsung's stock Android 4.3 email app, K-9, and SolMail. The short story is that after playing with them simultaneously for a few days, I settled back in with the stock app. The long story follows.
I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as soon as I got it. I survived the over-the-air (OTA) update from 4.1.1 to 4.1.2 easily enough, as outlined in an earlier post. When the 4.3 update came out, I blindly assumed that it could be applied with equal ease. Not so, unfortunately. If I'd done my research before hand, I probably wouldn't have applied it at all. In order to fix the mess, I had to do a fresh install of a custom ROM. All the gory details follow.