I need different sync settings for emails and for calendar/contacts. I want to sync email manually, but my calendar and contacts "as item arrive". However there is only one settings for all of them. How do I do that? Such settings was norm at android, but I can't figure it out on WP8 (lumia 520).

Thanks for advice


Sorry but these settings are linked to each other as you already found out yourself.

Why do you want to sync mail manually btw? if you get less then 1 mail each 30 minutes "As items arrive" uses less battery then manually syncing every 30 minutes.

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  • Thanks. I actually receive way too many emails, but I rarely read them on my phone. I probably use the manual email sync once or twice a month in case of real necessity. Syncing them all the time eats lot of data and battery and I don't need to know there is another unread email (because there are always few). However I need the calendar up to date all the time. Even 15/30 minutes delay can be deadly sometimes. – Mike Oct 14 '13 at 21:27
  • Do you have a reference for the battery usage on that? – Rowland Shaw Oct 16 '13 at 11:32

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