Questions tagged [email]

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how to replace gmail with the new inbox by gmail

I've got an invite to the new inbox by gmail service. I downloaded the app, but I can't seem to make it the default mailing app on the phone. (when I receive new emails, I get system notifications ...
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Resize photo before sending it by email?

On iOS, when I select one or more photos from the camera storage and choose to send them by email, the OS will ask me whether to send the images in full size or make them smaller so that the email won'...
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Security options grayed out

I have my mobile phone (Samsung Galaxy S2) running on ICS. Recently I activated Microsoft Exchnage ActiveSync to connect to my corporate email. It disabled all the security options like 'Pattern ...
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Temporarily protect email/sms when giving device to others?

Say my cousin wants to play with my phone/tablet for a while. Let's pretend I'm really nice and pleased to let him play with it as long as he wants, but deep inside I'm a little worry about him ...
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Is there “select all” functionality in the GMail app?

I've previously used the default Email app on my CyanogenMod 7 EVO because I had an Exchange account at work. However, I switched jobs recently and my new place just uses GMail corporate accounts (...
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Is it possible to have Android only alert me when specific email accounts have new mail?

I have Froyo 2.2 on my HT-03A "Magic" phone. Currently, I am in the process of consolidating all my email accounts into my Gmail account, so that I can access them anywhere. I want to be able to not ...
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Android mail client not deleting emails on IMAP server

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S2 SkyRocket and the native mail program doesn't delete my IMAP mail from my server. When I view my mail on my PC, I'm still seeing the emails I deleted on the phone. The ...
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Different notification sounds for sms and email?

Is there a way to use different sounds for a sms text alert and an email alert? I can't find the setting. I'm on HTC Hero, Android 2.1
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Can I sync my Kindle books with my Android phone?

I have just bought a Kindle and the cool thing about it is you have an email address @kindle.com where you can send your books and it automatically converts it to a .azw and syncs it with your Kindle. ...
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Can I get a notification when an email arrives in a sub folder?

I have a number of sub-folders set up on my work email with rules moving certain emails into these folders automatically. On the Galaxy S3 I can see these folders, and can 'auto-sync' the folder, but ...
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Canceling the sending of a queued email in Gmail for Android

How do I cancel the sending of a queued email in Gmail (Android)? The conversation is in the outbox and I don't see an option for deleting the message alone. I'd like not to have to delete the whole ...
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How can I download email attachments only when requested?

The default email application seems to be downloading email attachments when I try to read an email. I don't want to download attachment by default, it should on request. I should be able to read the ...
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Open Source Email Application [closed]

Does anyone here know of an open source email application for Android? Thanks in advance
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How can I tap once on my home screen and start composing an email to a specified contact?

I'm looking for a widget, shortcut, etc. that will let me tap it once and the next screen I see if the compose email screen for someone. For example, if I have a contact Joe whose email is joe@...
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Stop Gmail notifications when receiving email from particular sender

Is there any way to stop the Gmail app from popping up a notification if you get an email from a specific sender? My specific case is that I get a lot of emails from a careers site that I'm not ...
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How can I sync all folders from an Exchange server (not just the Inbox)?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android 2.3.4) and have set up the native email app to synchronize with an MS Exchange 2007 server. The problem I am noticing is that I'm only notified for a new email ...
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Can I empty the trash in the default e-mail app?

The POP e-mail account I use for mobile is linked to an externally-managed anti-spam gateway. It was starting to get too many false positives, so the other day I went through the web UI to mark a ...
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If I try a new email client like K9-mail, can I go back to my original email just by uninstalling it?

Before I try something I cannot easily reverse ( and to confirm something I think I already know the answer for ): if I install another email client ( like K9-mail ) on my Samsung phone of even more ...
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How do I change the home screen's Email icon to go to GMail instead of the default Email app on the Samsung Galaxy S?

On the bottom of the home screen there is an icon for EMail. I don't ever want to use the default Email app. I only use GMail and would rather use the Google GMail app. How do I change where the icon ...
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E-mails sent from Android not syncing to IMAP “Sent” folder

I'm using the stock e-mail app of Android 4.1 (Motorola razr i), and when I send a mail from the phone, the mail app afterwards shows the sent mail in the "Sent" folder, but it seems that folder is ...
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Shortcut for email to a specific person

I am new to Android, and would like to know whether it is possible to add a desktop shortcut so that when I press it, I can send an email to a specific person, and I just need to put the subject and ...
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Accept e-mail calendar requests?

Is there a way (app, configuration, etc) that will allow me to accept e-mail calendar requests sent to a POP3 account? The request could be iCal or could originate from Exchange or Outlook. Once ...
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Are there any Email apps that render HTML emails? [closed]

Are there any email apps on the Market that can render HTML emails instead of just displaying the text of the email? I know the GMail app can, but I want one that I can use to view HTML emails from ...
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Are Exchange server policies permanent?

My company support Android on their Exchange server, but they have policies (lockout, and password policies) that get applied to my phone. Are these permanent, or can they be removed later if I stop ...
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How do I cancel a half completed email configuration?

Phone is trapped trying to encrypt my device against my wishes. On my Nexus S I was recently upgraded to 4.0.4 and decided to try adding my work email to my personal phone. This previously didn't ...
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Can you setup android gmail to play a sound when an email from a certain email address comes in?

I have my work emails forwarded to my phone and I'd like to be able to give them precedence over emails to my gmail. Is this possible? Or can I setup my work email using POP and then use a different ...
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Android Email application dropping profile

I use my Android with Microsoft Exchange for synchronizing my work email. Every few weeks or so, when I click on 'Email' it asks me to setup my email profile again. It also stops me from sending ...
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Bypassing Microsoft Intune Company Portal to access Exchange email and contacts?

I used to have Outlook for Android installed on my personal mobile to access my work email which runs on Office 365. I reinstalled it recently only to find that now I have to install Microsoft Intune ...
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How to avoid email/gtalk notifications when logged in in both, PC and Mobile?

Is there a way to avoid double notification, both pc and mobile, when logged in in both? IE, my work mobile is Android based and at work we use gapps, so even if i am at my pc i get the email ...
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Is there an Android equivalent for iPhone's “mobileconfig”?

iPhone provides an easy way to add Email accounts using .mobileconfig files, "installable configuration profiles" or whatever they call it. Its basically a XML file containing all the parameters ...
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Gmail for programmers

As a programmer, I really despise any email not written in plain text (MIME type plain/text) and not wrapped at 80 chars width. However the default gmail app only sends the emails I compose as text/...
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How do I make my email alert *annoying*?

I'm on call a lot and need to know when I get an email. The little dings and dongs available as alert tones don't cut it - I might be asleep, or in the shower, or whatever. I need it to be persistent, ...
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Force all emails to display only the text/plain part

HTML mail is a pain to read on a phone. The screen is too narrow and the images take too long to download. Typically without the images the mail is just useless. HTML mail is only slightly less of a ...
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Notification snoozes alarm?

Found a pretty interesting feature/bug from the combination of K-9 Mail and the stock Alarm app on my Galaxy S (rooted + Darky's Rom 10.2, 2.3.4). This morning, just as the alarm started to ring, I ...
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Mail client account colors

In the mail client of my Galaxy Tab I have three accounts. In the view "all mailboxes" there is a little line on the left for marking which mail comes from which account. These colors seem to be ...
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Can I set a default address in the “To:” header for outgoing mails in the EMail app?

On my phone I mostly send emails to myself and I'd like to save the few clicks from selecting a recipient. Is there a way to prepopulate the "To:" field with my address? Or any other email client ...
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How to make my phone vibrate when a text or an email is received when in vibrate mode?

Currently, when I put my phone into vibrate mode, it only vibrates for calls. It does nothing for texts or emails, however, so I don't know when I've received one. Does anyone know a way to enable ...
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Disable priority inbox on Android Gmail application?

I suspect that there isn't a way to do this, but just in case... Is there any way to disable Priority Inbox on the Android Gmail application? I don't use this feature and can disable it in the web ...
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Disable SMS Syncing on Outlook [duplicate]

I've already asked this question on Superuser (given it's Outlook related), but now I'm trying to see if anyone else on Android Enthusiasts can help me. The details are as below. I've paired up my ...
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ICS stock email client consumes too much traffic for POP3 accounts

I have two different POP3 accounts under two different domains. I was using my Samgung Galaxy S2 (I9100 unrooted, unlocked) with stock Gingerbread (2.3.6) and my monthly data usages for emails were ~...
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vibrate notifications only when receiving emails from certain addresses?

Is it possible to set vibrate notifications when receiving emails from a list of email addresses but not when receiving emails that don't come from that list? Either using the default Gmail app on a 2....
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Exchange Email Notification doesn't clear

I have a couple Google Mail (apps and gmail) accounts linked to my phone. If I get email the phone notifies me. If I read the email on a PC, the notification goes away. I like that. I also am using ...
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Change IMAP folder subscriptions on default email client

I've set up an IMAP account in the default email client (android 2.2.1), and have added and removed some folders on the IMAP folder. How do I change the android email settings to subscribe to these ...
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Change default IMAP folders

On my HTC Evo 3D, my IMAP email account is using Trash folder for it's deleted items. My web mail AND my Windows Live Mail on my PC, using IMAP, is using Deleted Items folder. Can I change my phone to ...
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Why does the default Email app download the same (POP3) message over and over again?

For the most part, I haven't had too many problems with the stock Email app on my Moto Droid. I have both ActiveSync (Exchange) and POP3 accounts set up and never have trouble with ActiveSync. But ...
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How can I search for emails on an IMAP (or exchange) server? [closed]

Is there an app that can search emails by subject, sender or body text through the IMAP4 protocol? Alternatively, is there an app that caches the email headers for all messages and searches them ...
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Why has my Android phone stop updating calendars, mail etc?

As question says above. It used to update every few minutes, but recently I've had to manually refresh each of the applications to get it to run Thank you
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K-9 Email App Not Finding All Folders - Labels/Folders

Quick question, I have a problem in that my K-9 mail application is not finding any of my Google Mail IMAP folders/labels. Now I can send and receive messages without problem, however I'm curious as ...
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Gmail app: How can I view the email addresses?

In the gmail app, how can I view the actual email addresses an email has been sent to, rather than just the name. Sometimes the person in question has more than one email address and it would be ...
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How can I set up email (mostly yahoo) so that no matter which device I delete an email on, it will be deleted on the other?

I finally switched to Android from Apple, and I've tried setting the email account as both premium and not, and it either stays independent when deleted (not deleted on the server), or it's just ...