Questions tagged [gmail]

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One of Four Gmail accounts not syncing

I have a MotoE (ya, I know: old) that I have successfully run gmail on for years. Over the years I have added to my original gmail account a hotmail account and three other gmail accounts (the church ...
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How to mute Gmail thread on Android?

I muted the message on web browser on my pc. I can see Muted tag is applied to the thread. I no longer receive notification on this thread from browser on pc. But I keep getting notifications on my ...
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How to watch chrome history of my friend, who is logged in from my gmail id?

What i did - I have signed in, one of my friend's android phone (its samsung j2) with my gmail id. What i want - I want to monitor his phone's youtube and chrome browsing history using my gmail id ...
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Google account's history email recipients not available on Android Gmail app

I have an LG V35 ThinQ currently running Android version 9. I have multiple accounts set up on the phone including Google, Facebook, Microsoft Exchange, etc. They're all set to auto-sync. When I ...
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How to change the background of user icons on the android gmail app

So, for the longest time, Now, it's like I don't know why or how it happened but I want to change it back.
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Unable to setup Gmail on Samsung A Star 50

I got a new Samsung Galaxy A50 and am having issues with setting up Gmail on it. On trying to do so, (despite having a decent internet connection) when I click on add account (as per this) but on ...
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Remove “session expired” account from Gmail

I am using a Gmail on a chromebook and my high school google account is present in the account menu even though it is an expired account. I do not know how to remove this account from the account ...
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Is it possible to do more with Gmail notifications?

I am running Android 6.0.1 on an LG X Power. When I get a Gmail notification that a single message has arrived, there are three different types of action I can take: I can swipe to dismiss the ...
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Sharing gmail can 'potentially' erase my device

Me and my friend use shared email (about 15 people), then i realized from that gmail account i can see the connected phone (specially android), and i can play around with that (lock phone, ring) and ...
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Gmail not automatically syncing

Samsung A40 OneUi 1.1 Connected to wifi After an email arrives to inbox, the phone (screen turned off) will not register this and no notification is given. After waking up it will sometimes sync but ...
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How can I use Gmail's canned responses on my phone?

I frequently use canned responses in Gmail on my computer but it doesn't seem to be accessible on my phone. Are there any workarounds or solutions that allow me to use this feature on my phone as well?...
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Can I forward an email to a group on the Gmail app for Android?

I've found instructions how to send an original email to a group on the smartphone, but not how to forward one. When I type the group name into the TO field, the group doesn't come up.
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how do I add google account. I keep getting confirm password

I am trying to add another Google account to my phone. Whenever I hit add account, I get a Confirm password window which asks me to Enter your current password. I've entered 100 passwords to no avail. ...
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Why are web page links in the Gmail app not clickable?

When I want to share a link to something interesting on the web, I click share, and Gmail, and it puts the web address in an email. If I send the email to myself (or, presumably, someone else), when I ...
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Can locally downloaded emails be recovered from Gmail app? Specifically, can this be done while offline or after a Gmail account is deleted?

I read Can downloaded Android emails be backed up? and that seems to be the closest thing I can find to what I'm looking for, but it's an older post. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with Android 8.1....
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How can I turn on address autocompletion in gmail app?

I had a data loss accident: my android phone lost many passwords and data. Now email address autocompletion does not work in the gmail app. How can I turn it on? UPDATE: google sync for the ...
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On an Android phone, how to create a shortcut to read new Gmail emails with a specific tag?

On my Android phone, to be specific a Google Pixel 2 XL, where I use Gmail app to receive and read emails, I'd like to have a shortcut to read new emails tagged with a specific tag. How to do it?
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Sign out from remote Android's Gmail

Last week I lost my phone, so I borrowed a phone from a friend. The phone already add the Gmail app with my friend's Gmail account (a Gmail account that my friend does not care much about so there was ...
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Remove gmail account from gmail app without removing google account from the phone

I don't use gmail for my e-mail. However I want to use the gmail app for my work e-mail. So how do I keep only my work e-mail in the gmail app, removing the gmail account from it completely? I still ...
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how to keep email and phone contacts seperate on a google pixel?

as above really. I've got a google pixel and ive got a gmail buisness email. I'm creating a mailing list and want to keep my email contacts and phone contacts seperete. I cant find any setting to stop ...
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How do I switch google play accounts

My Wife tried to do an in app purchase but instead of her gmail showing up her twin's did instead and needed her password as well how can it be switched so only her email and password can be used ?
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How can I reenable Gmail notifications after disabling them through Inbox?

I used to have both Inbox and Gmail installed. This meant duplicate notifications. Inbox had the option "Turn off Gmail notifications" which I had selected. Since then, Inbox has become defunct and I ...
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Links always open google first

This just seems wrong. When I click a link in an email (gmail), or anywhere else on Android, it first loads a google page then opens the link. Like google is tracking every link I click. Seems ...
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Keeping passwords/credentials out of the cloud

Under what circumstances will a current Android sync or otherwise send passwords off the device? The credentials in question are for: WiFI Non-Gmail email accounts accessed through the stock Gmail ...
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How to Remove these Gmail buttons? [duplicate]

How to remove those buttons from gmail. Is there a way?
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In Gmail, l how do I delete all emails in a category

I love Inbox by Google, but it's being retired March 2019. I like that it auto categorizes my email (Promos, Social, Updates, etc.). One great thing about this is I can just open up a group and delete ...
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gamil app email signature disappeared?

Just noticed on the updated gmail app on android (which overall has some nice improvements) the email signature from the desktop version has stopped pulling across to the app, leaving only an option ...
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Gmail app sync issue

I'm using Samsung galaxy note 9 device and during the last couple of weeks it seems the Gmail is updated only when I open the app. I have Gmail "Sync Gmail" on and "Auto sync" Accounts on I fail to ...
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How to choose the appearance of the Gmail app?

In Android, Gmail released an update, and it asked me for Default, Comfortable or Compact appearance. I chose the Default, ofc I don't like it, I miss the old red bar already.. Now I want to try the ...
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Why is Android Gmail suddenly not showing recipient names in “Sent” folder?

The Sent folders in Gmail on both my Galaxy phone AND my Nexus tablet are suddenly showing only "me"...........as the SENDER! Come on, Gmail......I think I know who SENT my emails.....I want to ...
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why does my pixel 3 still have the old gmail app?

Recently I got a pixel 3. A very nice phone and it is nice to know you are always among the firsts to receive a new version of android and the google apps. So I am confused why the gmail app still ...
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Where does android store local email files and in what format?

I have a gmail account on my phone I no longer have access to. Before removing the account I would like to keep a copy of the emails that have been downloaded to the phone. I can't use a google ...
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How to use Google Account for Only Photos App on Android

I have used Google Photos App on iOS and the google account there allows me to disable access to the other google services where I don't see my other accounts in all Google Apps like Youtube, Gmail, ...
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Selection for batch operation in Gmail's new material design

I'm confused, while I'm trying to understand the new Gmail "compact" style user interface. This is the view, where left to the email's 2-line representation a checkbox can be found. I can't really ...
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Second Account Problem

I can't sign in to my second Gmail account from my phone. My username & password are correct. They work on my laptop. I successfully changed my password online. Gmail is constantly giving me ...
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Gmail notification on lock screen does not show subject

On my new Samsung Galaxy S9 running Android Oreo, new email notifications (Gmail app) do not show the email subject. This happens even if I just have a single email notification. If I unlock the phone ...
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Is there a way to setup a “Work Profile” for an arbitrary Exchange account?

I've worked at companies in the past where it was possible on Android to setup a "work profile" which remained totally separate from the personal profile. This meant separate apps for things like ...
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How can i reset my Gmail password from inbuilt Google settings of android if 2FA is enabled?

I've recently changed my gmail password and now i forgot password before this time i was able to reset it by OTP that Google sent to my number for verification but this time i enabled 2FA and Google ...
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I want to know how to bypass Google account on Moto gk40 without having to use OTC cord [duplicate]

I need to know how to bypass a Google account on my Motorola gk40 without having to use them to see my laptop is not able to do that right now
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Preventing auto login to the default email on an android tablet

When using an android tablet for the first time, I have to set a default email google account. When I click on the Gmail icon, it automatically log into my gmail account. Is there a way to prevent ...
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Just sync GMail-contacts with a certain label

Is it possible, maybe with some app, to only sync contacts from GMail to my phone if they have a certain label? E.g., I labelled all contacts from my previous job "Job1" while all contacts from my ...
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Prevent Gmail from adding calendar events from emails

Every time I buy a plane or train ticket, gmail automatically creates a calendar event relative to the flight/train. I would like to disable this feature; I've already tried to do so from the google ...
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How to stop checking for mail and asking for backups?

My mom is using Android 6.0.1. The problem she was having last week was that her phone was checking and downloading her email, and she did not want that. So I signed her out of her Google account, ...
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How do I make the Google Assistant notify me when I get email from a specific person using my S8?

I have a Google Mini & the IFTTT app but I can't figure out how to make Google mini make a voice notification when email from a specific user arrives. Is there a way to do this? I use Gmail & ...
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Deleted Email on Samsung Device

On Samsung phone I meant to click on an email message but instead I swiped it and it disappeared. How can I undo this? It didn't go into the Bin/Trash or Spam.
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Does Gmail support certificate authentication?

I run my own Postfix/Dovecot setup. I was considering to enable certificate authentication but it is not a short procedure. Before I start, I tried to find information about my clients. If I enroll a ...
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Are non-Google emails stored only locally when using the Gmail app? [duplicate]

The Gmail app allows to add non-Google email provides (via POP and IMAP). Is it mentioned somewhere that the emails pulled from these providers stay on the device and are not stored/shared with ...
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Turn off snoozed emails

How to turn off snoozed emails on an android tablet that were snoozed on an iPhone? I no longer have the iPhone and want to retrieve these messages on my android.
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Change “Note to self” email address

When I ask my phone to "take a note" or say "note to self" from Google Now or Google Maps, it asks me what the note is, and then it emails me the note at a specific email address that I designated a ...
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Send (and forward!) emails to users with a label via Gmail App (Android)

I run an online magazine with around 30 editors. When I get press releases and newsletters, I forward these emails on my computer pretty easy via PC, I labeled my editors as "#Team", so when I just ...