I currently have several Gmail accounts, one for work, and the others personal. I'd like to keep these separate so I can forget about work on the weekends, but I'm finding it hard to do right now.

Is there a way to open the work account in a different app (E.G., Outlook) but not have it show up in the regular Gmail client as well?

  • Try K-9 Mail. . Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 1:02
  • If your company uses Google Enterprise and your Android supports work profile, then you can have separate them for personal and work purpose.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 2:17
  • Google Mail supports the IMAP protocol. Using this protocol you can use any regular mail app you want.
    – Robert
    Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 6:35
  • I know I can access the mail via any app, but the problem is that the Gmail app keeps fetching that mail too.
    – RodeoClown
    Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 7:12
  • @RodeoClown with the open source email client I mentioned you don't need to add Google account to device. Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 8:38

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Unfortunately the answer is that it will depend...

It will depend how your work email is setup and/or the device being used.

Option1 - Android Enterprise If your organization has an MDM (mobile device management) and they support a configuration called Android Enterprise it is possible they can distribute another instant if Gmail that keeps your work and personal email separate. You will need to contact your companies help desk for more info. Note your device must be new enough to support Android Enterprise.

Option2 - Samsung Devices Some newer Samsung devices allow you to do this with a feature called Secure folder. Secure folder allows you to add applications like gmail to the secure folder. This allows you to run another instance of gmail or most other android.

Hope that helps

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