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Microsoft Exchange emails not syncing with gmail app

I have a Moto g8 with Android 10. I use default gmail app to read my phone's gmail account as well as my two work emails (both MS Exchange/Outlook). I do not use the Outlook app for the latter. I have ...
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Is a standalone periodic email checker app feasible?

I bought my first smartphone in 2012. I had one motivation for doing so: my clients, instead of ringing me, were increasingly emailing me. I had to have a computer "to go" to respond in a ...
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Cannot add additional Google account for Gmail on Android 13-based phone

I am trying to add an additional Google account to Gmail on an Android 13-based phone. While adding an account, I asked for a security code. But when I try to enter the value of the security code (10 ...
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Multiple notifications

This started with the latest update about a month ago. It first started with getting no notifications. Now i get multiple notifications for each email. They used to be grouped together. Samsung s23. ...
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Why am I getting a separate notification for each incoming e-mail?

I recently did a factory reset on my Pixel 6a (running Android 14). Now I find that I get a separate notification in the notification shade for each incoming e-mail. So, for example, if five e-mails ...
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Inactive menu bar on Android Gmail when invoked by sharing a file

On Android, when I try to share e.g. an image file from the gallery via the Share button and select Gmail from the options, Gmail pops up with a fresh email, with the image attached. I can edit the &...
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Why my Gmail app keep hang up?

For about three months, Gmail started to hang up whenever I tried to compose or reply to emails. I thought battery optimization was the problem, so I made Gmail not restricted by any battery ...
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I want to receive Google Chat messages from my work account but I don't want work emails showing up in my Gmail app

I use the Gmail app on my phone for my personal accounts. My work uses Google Chat and Gmail for all communications. The problem is, adding my work account for Chat causes it to also bring in my work ...
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Gmail notifications stopped working (Android 9)

There are already questions about this, but they are quite old and the answers didn't work for me, so I think there should be a separate question for newer Android versions. Also in my case it's ...
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How to let Gmail access storage?

When I try to "Share" using Gmail the file never gets attached and I always get the same error: "Gmail needs storage permission to complete action". However it then directs me to ...
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How to edit/send a previously sent gmail message as a new one on Android?

Something well known to be unsupported on the official gmail.com website and official app. The typical answer in that case, is go on Microsoft Windows to install an imap client like Thunderbird which ...
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How to fix Gmail that won't get new messages from IMAP server

My wife has a cheap oangcc android tablet bought from Amazon. She uses it to check her email on Google, and on a local Cyrus- IMAP server. It has worked fine for years, but now won't collect new mail ...
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Why gmail android app stops syncing on an approximately 2-3 monthly basis?

I know, this is a decades old question, answered on million sites, still none of this Q/A's match my case: I regularly have to delete the storage of the gmail app on my android (9.0-pie) device in ...
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Can't change Google Calendar Exchange/Office 365 sync frequency

I often get alarms for non-existing events from Calendar because it didn't receive the updates from the Zimbra server (using the Exchange/Office 365 protocol). For instance, I had an event in my ...
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Emails with attachments are getting queued by Gmail app

I am facing this issue with the Gmail app, where the emails without attachments are going through, but the one where I attach something like a pic stored on the mobile, the email gets stuck in the ...
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Without back up info and unable to receive verification code,, how can I access my Google account

I cannot access my Google account because I lost my back up info and I cannot receive a verification code, because I no longer have access to my old phone. How can I get into my Google account?
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Google Sign-in Alert: Hide Android Model Name

I want to sign-in my Google account on my Android phone (not only Chrome). The rest is said in title. When signing in with Android, Google emails me the sign-in alert: a new sign-in on [device name]. ...
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A Strange Contacts [duplicate]

I found a strange contact with a short strange number on my android device. The contact name is "Siiii" and the number is a combination of just 10 numbers. Is this a spam? Or a hacking issue?...
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Gmail emails with images get stuck in outbox for 1-2 days

Android 11; Samsung Galaxy A20; Gmail app (fully updated): When I send an email that has an image, the email gets stuck in the Gmail outbox folder (status = Queued) for a day or two before eventually ...
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How to make gmail links open in chrome, in new instance or tab?

My question is like this one, but it's 10 years old: Links from Gmail all open in same Chrome tab I would like to be able to open links from gmail in chrome and have it not blow away what I already ...
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Problems getting rid of Google Mail Archive entries on Outlook for Android

I have my Google Mail account set up in Outlook on both Android and Windows. On Android there is an Archive folder, on Windows there is not; the Android one appears to be local (though it is not in ...
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Make a docked phone on a stand showing inbox

How do I make my Android phone on the stand show my inbox (Gmail, mobile website, or even the Outlook app if need be)? While I'm working, I like having my entire computer dedicated to that, probably a ...
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Setting a Different, custom notification sound in Gmail Calendar for individual events

I am a teacher with a schedule that has me all over the school constantly. Is there a way to set or create a different notification sound for each different, individual event in my day on my Gmail ...
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Missing gmail notifiation when turning phone on?

I was playing with using gmails snooze function for reminders. I tagged certain messages and only allow notifications for these messages. This seemed to be working well. But this morning my phone had ...
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Why is the "mark as unread" button greyed out in some emails in my Gmail application?

Why is the "mark as unread" button greyed out in some emails in my Gmail application? Example; I use Pixel 6 + Android 12.
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Google Gmail on Android 12 now only share e-mail attachments with WhatsApp

A short while ago, on my Motorola cell phone, when I opened up an e-mail attachment I could select which app I would use to share the file/photo with. I was used to share through WhatsApp, but ...
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Cannot log out of Gmail

On an Android phone I had to log in to my Gmail account to update an app via the "Play Store". I noticed (to my extreme annoyance) all my emails appearing as notifications on the phone's ...
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How can I remove my emails from the Gmail app?

On an Android phone, Gmail app is showing emails from my Gmail account despite that I have never authorised that app to access the account. This started when [EDIT:] I logged-in to Google Play Store []...
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How does Android Chrome manage to leak a Gmail.com log-in to the Gmail app?

Using Android 12 and Chrome, when I logged in to gmail.com, I got a new email notification from a Gmail app installed on the same device but never accessed by me. How did supposedly secure Chrome leak ...
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Gmail Android showing no email in primary folder

Since a few days ago, my Android Gmail shows no messages in the primary folder as you can see on the screenshot below. All the other tabs (social, updates) are running fine. I have another Google ...
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Accessibility and elderly people: Google backups preventing deletions by "helping" users

I have a disability and the person I share a home with helps me carry out since daily tasks every day. In order to enable this, I give this person my phone's password and get this person to manage ...
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get emails from specific emails - instantly

I'm trying to make sure that when I get specific emails, I get notified instantly, loudly, and even if I'm in "do not disturb". The emails are going into a gmail account. These are things I'...
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My Google Username is a non-Google email address and I used it to log onto a new Pixel 6 Pro which now won't add my Exchange account with same address

I have a new Pixel 6 Pro and have migrated apps and settings from Pixel 3a via my Google ID. My Google Username is my regular Outlook email address and not a Gmail address. When I now go to add my ...
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Obtain a link to a specific email in Gmail Android app

How can I obtain a link (a URL) to a specific email (or the entire thread, if necessary) in the Gmail Android app? I want to be able to click that link and open the specific email.
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Keep showing unread mail notification in Gmail

Apparently, I'm one of the few people who use his mailbox as a to-do list, but since I got a new phone with Android 11, I lose my icon badge as soon as I clear the notification. In the past, I could ...
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Save Gmail attachment to different Gdrive

I have a personal Gmail (Google) account created some years back for my Android phone. Recently I have been given access to a new Gmail account by my employer. When I open the Gmail or Gdrive apps ...
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Cannot delete IMAP/POP3 account added to Gmail app

Any nonstandard way to delete an IMAP/POP3 account added via Gmail App, when System Settings do have not the "remove account" option? Seems my manufacturer (Xiaomi) has made something wrong ...
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gmail does not show messages in outlook -- install as imap?

I have a OnePLus 7 (not Pro) and use the Outlook app for certain reasons (work). Because I don't want multiple mail programs if I can avoid it, I always had my Gmail account in there which always ...
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Why did the account sync became so delayed specifically for the Google account?

Until recently Gmail messages arrived to my Nokia 9 PureView instantly. But recently unacceptable sync delays appeared in the Google account, especially in popular services like Gmail. Nokia suggested ...
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Samsung a32 5g - Does auto sync take up a significant amount of data?

I am synced to 5 gmail accounts, 1 facebook account, office, onedrive, reddit, soundcloud samsung account, whatsapp and 2 twitter accounts. I only really receive a decent amount of emails from two of ...
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Remotely view and log out of Gmail accounts used to sign in on Android phones

I have a Gmail account that I have logged in to on multiple phones. I use it only to download things from the Play Store (don't even check email from the phones). I mostly access this account from a ...
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Cannot Save Any WhatsApp Data Including Backup to Gmail/Google Account

Recently I bought a new phone (phone Y) - originally, I had been using WhatsApp as a dual app on someone else's phone (phone X), with a number whose SIM card was on a different cellphone (Phone Z). I ...
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Gmail app cache on Android

A while ago, I received an email with an image in the message body. It was attached via URL source. I have read that message on my Android device and saw the image there as well. When I go to the mail ...
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Preventing auto expansion of Gmail in the notification?

If I remember it correctly, Gmail used to show only a digest (the title/sender/time) of new e-mails in the system notification, and I had to expand it manually. I don't know since when it changed but ...
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giving apps permission to drive or gmail

If you give mailsapps or filemanagers on Android (those with a few millions users and likely trustable) access to your gmail-account or google drive, do they in general store these data (mails/files) ...
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How to turn on Gmail Android app text autocomplete

When I use Gmail's web version, it makes autocomplete suggestions to the text I'm typing (for example, if I type "long time no" see might show in autocomplete). It also underlines in red ...
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2nd Gmail account syncing only once per day

I am using the Gmail app on a Samsung Galaxy S8+ on Android 9 with 2 Gmail accounts and a Yahoo account. My primary Gmail account and my Yahoo account sync very frequently and I get notifications ...
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How to let Gmail only send notifications and not allow the features like Find My Phone?

I have a Gmail account and 7 of my friends including me have added the google account to our android devices. However, it can be used for the features like Find My Phone and subsequently can be used ...
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How to uninstall gmail app on android without root

I'm looking for a way to remove the preinstalled Gmail app (not account, I meant the app itself). My web searches yield methods to remove gmail account, not the app. Just to add, I had managed to ...
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How to use a custom notification sound in gmail when email received from a specific contact

I am a volunteer firefighter and when we get an alarm, I receive an email from a specific address. I would like to be able to change the notification sound the gmail android app uses when any email ...
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