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Wrong date on Gmail response

Sent a message from my phone through the Gmail app today and it has a completely wrong date - Feb 3rd, 2002! The phone runs Android and the date and time are set correctly (automatically for that ...
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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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Need help adding specific Gmail inbox shortcuts to homescreen, tap & hold method only lists 5 of my 20 gmails

I know I tap and hold gmail and it pops up with the email address and then i drag that to my home screen. GOT IT.... the problem is i have like 20 different gmails. when I long press it only gives me ...
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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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Chat/Meet cannot be enabled on tablets?

Recently we could enable Chat/Meet in Android Gmail app. I did that on my Pixel 5 (2 accounts) and it's OK. But when I tried to do this on 2 tablets (using the same 2 accounts), none of them had the '...
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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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Can't choose Gmail notification sound on Redmi Note 5 (MIUI 10)

I've searched for a week before asking here, so you're my last hope. I can choose default notification sound and calendar sound (is under "Sound and Vibration" in system settings). But no ...
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Is it expected to have your contacts flooded with emails when synced to google account?

I have only one google account which I use for email and syncing my phone contacts. I do send a lot of mails. I noticed that if I open my contacts every email address I've sent to appears as a contact ...
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How is the gmail sync interval determined on Android?

Today I stopped getting notifications for gmail messages received on Android. This has happened before and always seems to fix itself after a day or two, but I want to find out why. So I looked under (...
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Create home screen shortcut to Office 365 Tasks "folder" in Gmail

I am using the Gmail app to access my Microsoft Office 365 account. Gmail has basic support for Outlook Tasks. I can create a home screen shortcut to a "label" in Gmail (the analogue of an ...
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Need help un-syncing Google Contacts from school gmail

So a few mouths ago my iphone gave me an alert that said something like this, 'Want to email a friend? Sync you contacts with your email..' So I did, not realizing what I was getting myself into... ...
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What to do if my phone is stolen?

My phone was stolen recently. I read that if you have a Google account connected to your phone, the thief needs to enter your Google password when wiping the data or factory resetting it. However, ...
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Gmail app repeatedly notify for the same email

When I receive an email, there will be a push notifcation from the Gmail app. If I leave it unattended, it will pop up again and again. I set the sync frequency at every 15 minutes in order to get ...
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Many of my apps crash right after starting, since yesterday [duplicate]

Many of my apps crash right after I try to start them. This issue started about 24h ago. This includes: Gmail Microsoft Outlook Screenshot Touch I use Android 10 with Samsung Galaxy S9. I didn't ...
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Prompted to enter new password for Gmail on Android for no apparent reason

In just one of multiple Gmail accounts on my cell phone, I noticed that an outgoing email sent while away from home (probably over 4G) got stuck on the Outbox without being sent. At first I attributed ...
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Why can't I download a .gif attached to an email in the Gmail app?

Example: "Save" is greyed out. Using Android 10 and Samsung Galaxy S9.
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How to undo imported google account vcf file contacts

I recently received a vcf file in my android phone tecno k9 and i accidentally opened it and over 10,000 contacts were imported unawares,how can i undo this as my phone is sluggish when i am using ...
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Disable "Call via hangouts" in Contacts.google.com in browser - use tel: instead [closed]

I use "click to call" from my phone often on phone numbers in my laptop browser (Chrome) and recently tried it from Gmail and Contacts tabs of Google apps. I even created a page to paste ...
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Can I change Gmail attachment download location on android phone?

Basically on my Huawei Mate 20 I am using Gmail. When I get an e-mail with an attachment and download it, it always goes to the "Downloads" folder. But I want to be able to choose the ...
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Factory reset needs gmail account password but i cant recover gmail account [duplicate]

I want to factory reset my samsung A3 2016. It asks me to enter the gmail account password but awhile ago I removed that gmail account and now I cant recover it. How can I remove this gmail from my ...
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How do I delete Gmail app labels

I set up several labels in the Gmail web version in my browser on my PC. Worked fine. I then saw the same list replicated in Gmail on my Samsung Android phone. Great so far. I have tried removing a ...
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Login to YouTube app with different Google account w/o gmail access

I can login to YouTube with a different Google account, but this account got saved in setting/ system/ account section, which means whoever get access to the tablet can access my gmail also. Is there ...
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Gmail: How do I mute ALL coming mail *except* mail from certain senders?

I have a gmail account and I am getting too many inbox notifications. It wouldn't work to create a blacklist, because they come from many places. I would like to whitelist 3 or 4 senders and only ...
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Is it possible to get the list of contacts for a user's gmail conversation?

I want to get a user's email contact in my app, I can get the users contact list by reading contacts and get the emails if there is any email associated with any contact number(but the problem is it ...
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How can I search for a specific word in an email thread in Gmail for Android?

I have opened an email thread (aka conversation) in Gmail for Android. I would like to search a string (e.g., word or phrase). How can I search for a specific word in an email thread in Gmail for ...
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where are the backed up chat and messages stored on google acccount

I want to delete specific messages (what's up chat and SMS) backed up to my google account. I am not getting a way to delete some messages from google account. The data I want to delete is few years ...
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Mark all messages as read in Gmail

Using Gmail version 86.0.04240.198 on my Samsung Galaxy A30s with Android 10. From the documentation we can read You can't mark all messages as read from the Gmail app. I know this is a task that ...
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Android Gmail problem: Primary not showing up

In the past week or so, the Primary Gmails are not showing up on my android. Social and Promotions are available but not the Primary (an icon shows up and the caption reads "You're all done"...
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Clone Gmail to another device

I have Gmail app configured with multiple accounts on my Pocophone F1. Is there a way to copy all Gmail account configuration to another tablet/ device? I would like transfer accounts configurations. ...
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How can one change the timezone of Gmail (Android application)?

How can one change the timezone of Gmail (Android application)?
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Many apps crashing on phone after Google app disabled and re-enabled

The Google app was taking up half a gigabyte of storage even though I never use it, so I cleared its data and disabled it. After I did this, Gmail and Outlook crashed, so I re-enabled the main Google ...
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How to send .apk file over mobile Gmail?

Since .apk is a regular executable file, I was more than sure that I will be able to trick mobile Gmail in the same way as I was able to trick PC version of Gmail years ago to force it to send a PC ...
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How to silence notifications on a single account or from a single contact

This week I'm on call for work and need to keep my phone sounds on, in case something from work comes in. These usually come in the form of SMS. Unfortunately, throughout the night my mother sends a ...
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How to Enable Bluetooth on my Device or Browser

I am trying to log into Gmail by making my Phone a Security Key Below are the specifics Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327T1) Android Version 7 I get following error whether I use Brave or Chrome ...
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Google play services permision for user data

I've faced some lack of feature in play store. Which is in playstore's Wishlist section. Suppose if I have 500 app/game on wish list then I have to scroll all the way to find particular app. There is ...
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Sync Contacts and Calendar but not Email from Exchange to Gmail on Android

The scenario is as follows: I have one Exchange account from work, part of my Android (Huawei P30 Pro, dual SIM) Work environment through a Company Portal app. I have multiple Google accounts (...
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Gmail pacasa origanils recovery

Any way to recover photos that have been deleted from pacasa Or Google photos? Tried recovery software but get nothing.
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How to use Gmail app without any browsers installed?

I had rooted my Android phone, and after uninstalling all browsers, I am unable to use the Gmail app on my phone. While I still get notification of Gmail in the notification bar, it closes as soon as ...
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How to get my Note 9 to read aloud incoming email ONLY from one specific Gmail account?

Any way to do this? Tried various apps but they read out all email accounts. Want to setup my phone to read incoming emails out loud from one specific user too if possible.
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Switch to a new Gmail email address without losing account data? [closed]

Suppose I have some cheesy gmail address that is inappropriate for putting on resumes and such. What is the easiest way to change it, while retaining my documents in google docs, as well as photos, ...
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Gmail App is not differentiating Read and UnRead Emails in Vivo Android Mobile

In Android Gmail App, It has unread emails with bold and read emails without bold to identify which emails are unread. But in my Vivo V7 Android Mobile I couldn't able to see that differentiations and ...
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Opening compressed file attachments from GMail using Total Commander

On a newly configured Android 9 tablet, I installed Total Commander which can open most of the known compressed file types (zip, tgz, etc). I want to open such a compressed attachment directly from ...
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Sending email from an alias using Gmail app

I use G-Suite for business. I have the main domain (Let's call it example.com) and a number of secondary domains (we'll use example.co.uk for this). I have set up aliases so that I can receive email ...
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Gmail Notifications on my Galaxy Note10

I've used Galaxy Note 10 for about 6 months and one of the major issues that I have experienced was related to my gmail notification. I’d go several hours without receiving any emails and just think ...
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Gmail Opens Last Read Email

I've noticed an occasional problem using Gmail on my Pixel 2XL running Android 10. At times, when I open the app, it immediately opens the last email I viewed. The only work around I've found is to ...
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Why is Gmail taking so long to fetch new e-mails?

Mobile Gmail in my Moto Z2 / Android 7 needs ten times longer time to fetch / show new e-mails in my mailbox than it happens in web version on my PC. Is there anything I can do about this? For ...

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