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My wife and I both have Samsung Galaxy S2 phones, and use the GMail app for reading and writing emails.

In that app, when I mark a read mail as "unread", it throws me back into the previous screen and correctly marks the mail as unread.

When my wife marks a mail as unread, however, it does the same, but also adds a "new email" notification which then appears in the top bar - which really annoys her.

What is the cause of this behavior, and how can I fix it?

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Have you compared your Gmail app settings to see what the difference is? –  Al E. May 5 '12 at 12:20
You could try re-installing the app on her phone. –  Abhishek Sha May 5 '12 at 12:30
Or purge the app's cache. –  Erik May 5 '12 at 14:32

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