I set up the Android Email app on my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo because I thought I would move from Internet mail on Outlook.com to using Email. The app did not download all my mail but only downloads new mail, which I don't like. Besides, I am too used to using INternet for mail to think about using the Email app. However, the app is giving me annoying notifications all the time, and I definitely don't want to know every time a new email arrives. I prefer to see it on Internet. So how do I eliminate my account from Email? Or how do I turn off the notifications? Or how do I get to see all the mails I have on my Outlook account on the app instead of just the unread mail?
To "get rid of it", try the following steps:
- From the home-screen, open Settings
- Navigate to Apps, tap the "All" tab
- Scroll until you find the Email app. Tap it.
- Tap the buttons to "Clear cache", "Delete data", "Force stop", and "Disable" (in this order)1
Now that app should no longer bother you. If you wish to use another Email app instead, there are plenty; you might e.g. wish to take a look at my list of Email Apps for a selection.
1: Depending on the ROM builder, you might not be able to disable the Email app. That would only leave rooted solutions for that final step.
Turn off notifications: (this is the same for all apps) Settings >> Apps. Slide to the "All" section and scroll down until you find "Email". Uncheck the box for "Show notifications". You should probably do the same for Exchange Services, which has the same icon.
Remove account from Email app: Settings > Scroll down to the Accounts and tap on Email. Tap the account you want to remove. Tap on the menu button on the upper right (three vertical square) and pick "Remove Account".