This tag is for issues with Googles own mail app and service, called 'GMail' and also known as 'Google Mail'. For other mail apps/services, use the tag special to them or the generic 'email' tag.

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How do I install the new Gmail app on Cyanogen?

The same thing is happening with the new Gmail as happened with Voice Search. This again? adb remount adb shell rm /system/app/Gmail.apk adb uninstall com.google.android.Gmail
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Google account without gmail

I have a google account for G+ Picasa and some other services i like to use. What i do not like is gmail it is i believe complete junk. Be it as it may. I have purchased a new android device and ...
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Where are cached email messages stored in the Gmail app?

Google recently disabled one of my Gmail accounts (and will apparently take several days to re-enable it), but luckily I have some emails I need right now saved in the Gmail app. Is there any way I ...
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How to send multiple contacts by email?

I've searched all over the place and couldn't find a solution. I want to send around 30 contacts (names + phone numbers) by email, to someone. Now I can't seem to succeed with the feat! What can I do ...
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Why are files sent through Gmail renamed?

Why is it if I download an image sent to me through Gmail the filename of the image was changed into downloadfile? Is there a way that the filename won't be changed after downloading it from Gmail? ...
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Why am I getting multiple Gmail Notifications?

Ever since the 2.2 update, I'm receiving multiple Gmail notifications without accessing the Gmail app and with the setting "Notify only once" active. I've tried a factory reset, but it still does ...
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How do I clear out some information recorded in Google accounts?

I have a phone that is running Android. I have several Gmail accounts setup on the phone, many of which belong to my family members who are computer illiterate while a couple of the accounts are my ...
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Is it possible to use the GMail “Call Phone” functionality on Android without Google Voice?

I'm outside the US so don't have access to Google Voice. On the GMail web page, if you enable chat, you can see a "Call Phone" option which allows you to call land line phones from the web page. Is ...
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Gmail app only shows “Archive” button for one account

I have two gmail accounts connected on my HTC Incredible. When looking at account 1, I can select some emails and three buttons appear: Archive, Delete, and Labels. But when using account 2 and an ...
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HTML signature in Gmail app

Is it possible to set a HTML signature in the Android Gmail app somehow? I set something like <a href="http://myurl">mytitle</a> as a signature but the HTML tags didn't parse. If you ...
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Reenter the new password in configured Gmail account

I have configured HTC Hero phone with my Gmail account (username and password), and it is configured successfully. I have recently changed the password of this account from the Gmail website, so at ...
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Gmail app: How can I view the email addresses?

In the gmail app, how can I view the actual email addresses an email has been sent to, rather than just the name. Sometimes the person in question has more than one email address and it would be ...
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How to get notified of new automatically archived emails in Gmail?

I am a very organized person, and thus also in the case of my emails. I have taken the time to set various filters and labels to keep my emails organized, some of these filters automatically archive ...
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Gmail ICS: How do I mark as not spam?

I've got a Samsung S3, and on my old SGS I could mark a spam as not spam. How do I do this in my ICS GMail? The feature seems to have healed up. Others have seen this also: ...
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Is there a real “Gmail Tap” app?

Gmail Tap, one of Google's April fools, would give the phone a three-keys Morse keyboard. Is there a way to get this functionality for real, preferably for input to any fields?
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Why doesn't the Gmail app delete my e-mails permanently?

Android 2.2 on an LG GT540. If I delete an email from my inbox in the default Gmail application then the email is in the trash, OK. But why isn't there any options to delete the e-mail from my trash? ...
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Why aren't there notifications for updates to built-in applications?

On July 29th, Google released an update for the Gmail application, that brought it to version 2.3.5. Since I had version 2.3.4, I was expecting to be notified of the update shortly as I had for ...
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Can I create a specific ringtone for email from specific people?

Is there any way at all to set it up so that I can have a different notification sound for different email senders? In other words, if I get an email from Fred, can I have a different notification ...
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Sync Android contacts to Gmail

I am trying to backup contacts from my phone (Galaxy S, Android 2.2.1) to Gmail account. The procedure I found on the Internet goes as follows: Open Contacts Menu -> Import/Export -> Export ...
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Is the Google GMail client able to download attachments for arbitrary file types?

I emailed myself an epub the other day and went to the GMail app (v 2.3.5) on my android phone to download it. While it showed me the attachment, I could not figure out how to download it. The email ...
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In google contacts where is the contact for me?

I'm not sure if it matters but my phone has 'HTC sense'. I have all my contacts sync'd with my google account. I have a normal contact called "me" in my google contacts that through various merging ...
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View email previews on lock screen?

I am desperately looking for a way to view a preview of a new email message on the lock screen. I would like the screen to light and preview the email for few seconds. If it is relevant - I have ICS ...
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Not able to login in Gtalk when using GPRS connection working perfectly when using WIFI connection

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S2. I am not able to log in to Gtalk or Gmail. The apps cannot load conversations when using a GPRS connection (error message: could not connect to server). But when I ...
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deleted drafts remain in conversation chain

In the gmail app, I keep finding conversations that display multiple draft versions of replies that have long been deleted via the drafts folder. Is there a proper way to remove drafts from all ...
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Mails deleted in android gmail app are not deleted from server

I have installed android on my HT device.. when I delete the mails from android gmail app, they are still available on server and i can see them using gmail web page.. can anyone give me solution? ...
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Do apps that access gmail only have write access or full gmail access (potential security risk?)

I use a backup app to backup SMS text messages to my GMail account registered on my HTC Desire Z Android 2.3 phone. The app requests access to the gmail account. But what does this actually mean? ...
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SMS and Gmail notification volume

Is there an app that can control the volume of notifications for separate apps like SMS and Gmail? I searched around and found a number of old threads that says it's not possible. There was an app ...
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Why does Android GMail app pop an icon for new mail when I delete a message in web GMail?

I have my GMail Android app set to notify on new messages. However, it ALSO pops up notifications when I simply delete an existing (new or read) message from the web-based gmail.com Is there an ...
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How can I view SMTP headers in gmail app?

I'd like to view the full SMTP headers of a message in my gmail app, but haven't found a way to do so. I've also also tried the Web client, but it displays a tablet-specific view, even when I've ...
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Saving draft emails whilst offline (Gmail App on Galaxy Note II)

I use the Gmail app on my Note II and it works well, but I have one problem that I experienced whilst in Flight mode. I already had a partially drafted email in my Draft box and on the flight I ...
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How to disable or remove Gmail account from my Android

I don't want to receive email on my Android device, so how do I remove my Gmail account from it? I realize that I need to have my Gmail account associated to the device, and that I would need to ...
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Synchronizing Call log with Gmail

I have noticed a label in my Gmail with name Call Log. And it contains the some Call Logs of my Phone. I haven't created that Label. I thought it was because of the Mails synchronization. But the same ...
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Does ICS Gmail display unread message counts for labels other than Inbox?

Up to Android 2.x, in the labels view the Gmail app of my Nexus S displayed the number of unread messages next to labels with unread mail. I recently upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 on the same ...
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How to re-activate android device (with another email address)

I have an android device (registered to my gmail account), which I want to give to someone else. What steps do I have to take, so that the device is no longer activated/registered/linked with my ...
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Create new Labels in Android Gmail App?

Gmail App in my Android device shows correctly all the labels that I created using Gmail through web interface. Can I create new labels in Gmail on Android device using Gmail App? Also, ideally, ...
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Displaying profile picture in Gmail App

I've got an ICS device, when I send SMS messages, G+ messages or GoogleTalk message my avatar appears beside each email. When I send emails through my GMail account in a browser my profile picture ...
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Stop Android GMail from receiving GTalk offline messages notifications?

I've been trying to find a way to stop getting notifications on my phone when I receive offline messages to my GTalk account. It's highly annoying to be falling asleep and suddenly receive an email ...
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How to get warning if there is an e-mail?

I know how to set vibration when getting an e-mail: How to set vibration ON when getting e-mail (Gmail)? But how can I set my Android phone to always vibrate/give sound when getting an e-mail? I'm ...
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Why isn't gmail listed as a recent app when I long-press the Home button?

This would be helpful at times... I usually just end up pressing home and selecting the gmail widget from there but I've gotten used to long-pressing home to get to recent apps. Could it be due to ...
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Remove Facebook and Gmail contacts

Some time ago I have synced my Facebook contacts (using Facebook for Android app) with my contacts. I also have my Gmail account synchronized. Having all those contacts is too much. I went to Account ...
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Change main Google account login address

When I activated my first Android phone, the Galaxy Note, last week it forced me to create a Gmail account for it. Seeing no other way out, I did as I was told. However, seeing yet another google ...
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Different notification tones for multiple Gmail accounts

Is it possible to use different notification tones for each Gmail account? I.e.: account1@gmail.com => tone X account2@gmail.com => tone Y Maybe with a helper app?
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How do I setup a Gmail account with 2-step verification in K-9 Mail?

I'm trying to setup my Gmail account in K-9 Mail, but when I'm setting up the incoming server, I keep getting the error: "Wrong username or password". When I'm trying to set up an outgoing server, I ...
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How do you resize the Gmail widget?

I can't seem to get the Gmail widget resized to full screen on my SG2. How do I resize it so that it covers the whole screen area? Android 4.0.4.
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How do I disable notifications for a second Gmail account?

I have two Gmail accounts, one that I use for mailing lists and signing up for online services and whatnot, and the other one for more important stuff like work and friends. I'd like to set it up so ...
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How to save attachment from Gmail?

I've got two MP3 files from my friend via Gmail. How can I save them to my phone? There is only a Preview button...
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Gmail notification sound only for new mail

I am using the Google Gmail app, which I've configured to play a notification sound for new mail. However, it actually plays the notification sound when there is any change at all to the account ...
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How to filter my Google contacts?

I have synced contacts from my Google account on my Samsung Galaxy. Now in my contacts are all kinds of people I've written once an email to, which Gmail stored in my contacts. Some contacts even ...
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Contacts and calendar no longer syncing between google and phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 that has suddenly stopped being able to sync my calendars and contacts with GMail. Every time I try, I get the message sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be ...
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Refresh POP Accounts

In my Gmail account, I use "Refresh POP accounts" by Emmanuel P to add a simple button at the top of my email list to quickly refresh all the POP email accounts I have attached to my Gmail account. I ...