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I can only get new emails by manually doing a refresh.

I want instant access to emails, like in Blackberries.

I have both the Gmail and the Red Envelope emails with the same emails.

P.S. Is this a sync issue?

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What do you mean by Red envelope? Is this the same as Gmail? – geffchang Jan 26 '13 at 7:55

Have you checked to see if sync is on? On ICS+ go to Settings-Data Usage and press the menu button, and ensure 'Auto Sync Data' is checked.

Then go to Account-><select your account> and ensure gmail, or email is selected.

Bear in mind that the email app can't push emails - it can only poll the server at a minimum of every 5 minutes.

If you're on less than ICS, then go to System Settings->Accounts and Sync and ensure sync is turned on. Select the account, and make sure gmail is checked.

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thank you so much! I have been trying to figure this out for the longest now!! THANK YOU!! – user33755 May 10 '13 at 16:11

Try going to the Application Manager. Find Gmail and make sure that show notifications is checked. That fixed all of my problems.

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