I recieved an email with a zip file. But I'm not able to download even having some installed apps that can open zip files.

Is there any way to enable the zip file download?

I'm trying to do this on a Motorola Xoom 3.0


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The gmail app doesn't support downloading attachments. It does support viewing a limited amount of mimetypes.

If you want to download the zip file, you'll need to go to gmail.com using the browser on the phone and download it from there.

Another alternative is to use another android email client. K-9 Mail works well with Gmail accounts and can both download attachment to the SD card as well as open them from the mail itself.

  • Or use an alternate email client like K9 to allow you to do so. If you frequently view/download attachments on your device, it might be worthwhile to look @ K9.
    – Sparx
    Commented May 25, 2011 at 15:44
  • sorry for the duplicate ... was typing and didn't see the comment
    – ddewaele
    Commented May 25, 2011 at 15:47
  • Thanks for the answers. I'll use the web client everytime I want to download something. Commented May 25, 2011 at 16:07

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