Questions tagged [gmail]

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Android voice search doesn't recognize Exchange contacts

So I'm sure this is primarily because the contacts aren't listed in one of the linked gmail accounts. It's killing me because my dad can't use voice commands to call his contacts like he did on his ...
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Gmail: “Couldn't sign in” error with latest version, but other google apps sync just fine. Older Gmail version works fine

While using the latest version of the Gmail app: 6.3.117716127, I cannot sync my mail whatsoever. Update: 6.4.120760496 has the same issue. Please note that this is NOT a universal "Google" sign in ...
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How can you send email to a Gmail Contact Group?

I'm using Android 4.1 on a Droid Razr M. Is there any way to send an email to a contact Group? I've read several posts that show how to do this but none of them actually work. There is also an app (...
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How to show only gmail's contacts in the Contacts app?

I have recently reinstalled Android due to some problems with the SD Card. I decided to keep all my contacts only in Gmail, as a centralized solution to avoid problems in the future. I do not want ...
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Which file contains autocomplete suggestions for email address in Gmail, and can I clear it?

When I compose a new message in Gmail on my Android phone I'm offered several suggestions for the recipient (i.e. for the email's To: field) via an autocomplete function. These are often very old/...
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Get rid of “welcome to your new inbox” in gmail

The message and graphics for "welcome to your new inbox" has been in my gmail app since priority inbox showed up, and I can't get rid of it. What to do? I am on Lollipop, but the problem was also ...
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Gmail notifications aren't working as expected

Gmail notification doesn't work correctly for me. I think it happened after the latest Gmail application upgrade. I tried to clear Gmail data and cache, but to no avail. I get new email ...
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Why does Android GMail app pop an icon for new mail when I delete a message in web GMail?

I have my GMail Android app set to notify on new messages. However, it ALSO pops up notifications when I simply delete an existing (new or read) message from the web-based gmail.com Is there an ...
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Saving draft emails whilst offline (Gmail App on Galaxy Note II)

I use the Gmail app on my Note II and it works well, but I have one problem that I experienced whilst in Flight mode. I already had a partially drafted email in my Draft box and on the flight I ...
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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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Gmail app only partially syncing

I've just bought a Lenovo B phone with Android. I've added my Gmail account and have enabled the Gmail sync in the phone's settings. It has downloaded all my emails, however it won't properly sync ...
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Exchange mobile sync has been disabled using gmail

My Exchange mobile sync has been disabled twice already by the exchange server. The reason is that the corporate policy is to disable mobile sync when a connection is attempted from a different device ...
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Gmail app not sending Email with attachments

I have a lot of images I want to send from my phone to an email. I had in the past some error messages about emails being too big, so this time I sent in most emails 3 pics, which all queued in the ...
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GMail “couldn't sync”, though I can watch long videos in YouTube

I have run out of space in my smartphone (got the message Storage space running out: Some system functions may not work). I know this is defined as a threshold of 10% of internal disk space (8 GB). So,...
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Privacy with third-party accounts with Gmail app

When I add a third-party account (POP/IMAP) to the Gmail app, do emails for that account go through Google servers or directly to my phone? Is there a way to know whether the incoming or outgoing ...
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Can't Manual-Sync email after selectively disabling Auto-Sync - Android 5.1

So I have two Google Accounts linked to my phone. The first is my private account which I would like to auto-sync (IE push notifications as soon as an email is received). The second is my work's ...
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Gmail app - increase font size when sending

I'm not asking about how to increase font size of emails I have received or how to zoom in those emails. I am asking about how increase font size of emails that I compose and send in the Gmail ...
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one way sync gmail contacts to galaxy s6

Is there a way to do a one way sync of my Gmail contacts to my phone? I want changes to my Gmail contacts to update on the Galaxy S6 but I do not want the changes on the phone to edit my Gmail ...
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How to switch a Google account without resetting a phone?

On my Android LG Optimus Dynamic phone I originally entered an incorrect email when setting up the Google account to use. I want to switch emails now, but when I add the correct account and then try ...
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How to move from one Google Account to another?

I work at a company that has its own Google account , usually used for Gmail (not sure how it works and what is this service called, but they have it). However, I've used it for Gmail and many other ...
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viewing Tiff attachments in Gmail

I'm running the latest Gmail app 4.3.1 on a Galaxy Note 2. There seems to be a bug when receiving email containing tiff attachment (fax documents in my case). The tiff images are shown as preview ...
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Gmail sorting settings for Galaxy S4

Where is the setting to sort my gmail by read/unread on my new AT&T Galaxy S4? I was able to do it on the S3.
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How to install Gmail apk on emulator (from Android Development Tools, ADT)?

I'm working on an email app for Android, and I'd like to install the Gmail apk on my emulator in order to test it. How can I do that? I have seen tutorials on how to do it on windows, but I'm ...
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Hide labels side panel in Gmail for tablet

I just want to not see labels on the left side bar in Gmail with a Google Nexus 7 tablet, just as on Android phones like Galaxy Nexus for instance. In fact I want to use the whole width the screen ...
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Marking an e-mail as unread pops a “new email” notification

My wife and I both have Samsung Galaxy S2 phones, and use the GMail app for reading and writing emails. In that app, when I mark a read mail as "unread", it throws me back into the previous screen ...
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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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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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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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How do I change what “Web Search” in Gmail opens as its search engine?

Question Summary How do I stop Samsung Internet from popping up when I select text in Gmail and click on the 'Web Search' "button", and instead bring up something else, such as DuckDuckGo search, or ...
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Unable to choose account to share docs from

Started using this new Samsung S9 a week or so ago and it has an annoying trait/bug in Gmail that my older S6 Edge/S5 never had. If I choose a document or photo, from any app, to share, the system ...
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Any option to get notification on new mail from gmail delegate

Recently I got access to a gmail account as a delegate. How can I get a notification when new mail arrives in this inbox of the delegated mail address? This was asked 2 years ago, so I'm asking here ...
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Vibration / sound priority notifications for a Gmail label that continue until dismissed

I know the Gmail app has some per-label notification settings, however I don't see an option for a notification to appear when you have priority notifications only or an option to repeat the ...
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Can emails be filtered by GMail (or something else) for an IMAP account into a folder?

I have an IMAP email account that receives daily emails from a cron process on a regular basis. I currently use GMail to read this account from my Android device. Is there a way for the GMail ...
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Cannot sync or remove Google accounts

I'm on Android 5.0.1. Yesterday, I received several "Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped working" notifications, which I ignored as I assumed whatever had crashed would restart. But when ...
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Can Gmail be set to do send/receive email rather than synching

I seldom use my cell phone for emailing but want to be able to do so occasionally. I know how to add non-Gmail email accounts to the Gmail app, but I want to set sync to "never" for them so that my ...
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Disable gmail notifications for certain labels during certain hours

I want to shut off gmail notifications (not SMS or calls) for specific labels (not all labels) from 11 pm to 8:30 am every day. Turning off sync (or turning off all notifications) during those hours ...
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Galaxy tablet requires restart to download attachments

I have a Galaxy Tab A (SM-T550) running Android 5.0.2 that only downloads files from emails (in Gmail) if I restart it — after I have downloaded a file, I have to restart it for a second ...
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Gmail for one email address, inbox for the other

I have 2 google email accounts, one personal and one for work. I want to use my personal email account on Inbox and my work email on Gmail. I want it so that when I receive emails I can see each icon ...
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Mark an email as read when read on Gmail app

Sometimes I read my emails on my lg g3 but every time I open my mac I have those emails as unread. In other words, it seems that the gmail app does not mark the emails as read on the Google's server .....
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A hidden exchange account

Yesterday my Nexus 7 (first gen) upgraded OTA from Android 4.x to 5.0.2 (Lollipop). After the upgrade completed I opened the Gmail app and it now shows both my normal Google account and my business ...
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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 can't connect to any of Google services

I'm not really sure if this question is fit for this site, but a few days ago my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 stopped being able to connect to Gmail, Google Talk and Play Store using their respective ...
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How to make Android GMail app to show my picture next to my email messages?

I have a user profile picture selected for my own Google profile. This picture is visible in my GMail settings and works fine with web versions of GMail: This profile picture shows successfully next ...
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sending a message from Gmail from a chosen account

I have 3 Gmail accounts but whenever I reply my message is sent from my original account even if I change the from address and hit send immediately. I have a HTC Sensation
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May 2013 Gmail app update: “Reply as” multiple accounts gone? (Android 4.2.2)

I have two gmail accounts hooked up to my Samsung S4. When I go into the Gmail app and compose an email, I'm given the choice to send as any email address associated with either account. It used to be ...
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When I delete contact item (phone, email, etc), the item deletes but reappears

In the People app, if I delete a portion of a contacts information (like their address or phone number) the information will disappear for a time, but the next time I view my contacts, the information ...
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WiFi HT40 Android device sync missing

I am using Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, and both I have noticed in specifications are "WiFi HT40: supported". My problem is, that when I have mobile data active and connect to Wi-Fi, and ...
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Android detects SIM change – gmail synchronized messages deleted?

After gmail detects SIM change – it asks to renew login to gmail account. This is a very good security action. But does it maybe also clear synchronized messages (that have been downloaded before SIM ...
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How do I view only my phone contacts on my Motorola Milestone X2?

How may I view only my regular phone contacts and not have them sync to Gmail? I do not, and do not want to, use Gmail, nor do I want to have my phone contact list connected to it. I use separate ...
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How can I eliminate duplicate notifications when I have a custom notification on a Gmail label?

I've set up a custom notification on a particular Gmail label (call it [special]). However, when an email with the [special] tag arrives, I get a notification for both the [inbox] and [special]. ...
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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 ...