I want to delete a pop3 mail account, but I can't find the option to do that. All I can do is synchronize! I can find the option with my Google account, but I don't want to delete that. I use Android 4.4.2 on a Nexus 7.

  • Is this on the GMail app, or the Email app?
    – geffchang
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 3:37
  • I want to delete an Email app account. Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 7:32
  • If you add a Google account in sync, it will always show up in the GMail app. The best thing you can do is to uncheck/disable the Mail sync while retaining the other syncs that you need. However, you can still refresh the GMail content by refreshing manually.
    – geffchang
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 7:37
  • @geffchang: I don't mind the GMail sync, I just want to get rid of the Email sync. I disabled it for now, but I'm wondering why you can't delete it. Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 12:37
  • So it shows up in both the Email app and the GMail app?
    – geffchang
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 12:54

4 Answers 4


If geffchang's answer didn't work, you can try this at a last resort.

System setting > Apps > ALL > Email > Deactivate.

However, this not only removes the account you wanted to remove but also all other accounts.

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    I didn't have that option available. For me on a Nexus 5 running Kit Kat it was System settings > Apps > All > Email > Clear data. Commented May 14, 2014 at 13:41

Google stuffed up the labeling here - the way to do it is to go to your phones main Settings. Under Accounts you will find IMAP (should have been labeled "Email"). Tap IMAP. Then tap the account you want to remove, and then tap the dots at the top right and choose Remove account. Done.

  • Your answer is basically the same as geffchang's answer. Commented May 19, 2014 at 15:44

System Settings > Accounts > IMAP > [email account] > top-right menu: Remove account.

  • There is no "Remove account", only "Sync account". Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 13:38
  • @gartenriese Are there any other email accounts in the Email app? Because if it's the only Email account there, I can recommend something for you to try.
    – geffchang
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 13:41
  • It's the only account. Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 13:41
  • @gartenriese System settings > Apps > ALL > Email > [Clear Data], [Clear cache]
    – geffchang
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 13:43
  • @gartenriese Any updates from your end?
    – geffchang
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 9:19

Guys I could get rid of my email account in email app of android 4.4.2 : app>all>email>clear cached data as well as memory. It removed all email accounts from email app, and then I added which I wanted to keep.

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