How do I get my new email to update and notify me on my Android? On a regular computer I can see all my email. On my phone I will not see anything new; it's always just the same two email messages. I pressed the refresh button and it does nothing. How can I fix this issue?

  • Might be related: is your phone telling you that you have low memory? Usually google sync stops working until you free up more space (this only applies if the low storage space notification is showing).
    – Bryan Denny
    Feb 13 '13 at 16:25
  • Here's what Bryan refers to: Does the gmail app stop syncing once the “Low on space” message appears?. Other related questions can be found via this search.
    – Izzy
    Feb 13 '13 at 16:49
  • It was and i tried to free up storage. although not understanding why i have low storage to begin with cdue to me only having this phone a week. it wont let me log out of my email either Feb 13 '13 at 17:41
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    Did you follow the link to that question?
    – ale
    Feb 13 '13 at 21:09
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    You can lead a horse to water.... (This site should have an scheduled job which deletes the accounts of people who pop up, ask a question and don't return in the next couple of weeks)
    – user5506
    Jun 15 '13 at 11:30

Go to your Gmail settings. Most probably you can go by pressing your menu button. Then select your email address, such as xxxx@gmail.com. Make sure, you have notification option ticked. Go below and you will see Gmail Sync option, make sure it is ON. Now try refreshing.

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