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How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?

I have recently installed a custom ROM and cannot find the Play Store. It seems like all apps that belong to Google are missing. How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, ...) on my ...
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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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How do I undo “always display images from this sender” on Android gmail?

I accidentally clicked 'Always Display Imnages from This Sender' and was wondering if there's a way to undo this setting in Android gmail. It's straightforward to undo on web Gmail, but not the same ...
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How is the Gmail password stored in Android - and where?

I have looked around and found no information on how Android manages to store passwords on the device. Especially Gmail passwords. I'm looking to learn how Android encrypts and stores passwords ? What ...
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How do I delete an email in Gmail from the notification screen?

The latest Gmail app update (26 MAR 2013) introduced a feature for devices running Android 4.1 (Jellybean) and higher wherein a user could directly archive / reply to an email from within the ...
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Can I use Gmail while offline?

Is it possible to download the new emails from the Gmail account while online, and then read them while offline? Is it possible to write emails while offline that will be sent when online?
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How to create filter in mobile Gmail?

Opening a message on my phone/tablet and I want to create a filter for that message but I cannot see where to do it. The same thing can be found from the top right menu when using the web version of ...
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Does official Gmail app use a secure connection?

As simple as that, when I'm using the official Gmail app to access my email account, does it use a secure connection?
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No exchange option in gmail “add account” drop down

I cannot see exchange account option on gmail add account. Gmail version 5.0.1. How to rectify this?
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What is the location of attachments that I download from the Gmail app?

I can't find where the files are saved after I download them from an email message. I'd be glad if you could direct me to the location.
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How do I setup a Gmail account with 2-step verification in K-9 Mail?

I'm trying to setup my Gmail account in K-9 Mail, but when I'm setting up the incoming server, I keep getting the error: "Wrong username or password". When I'm trying to set up an outgoing server, I ...
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Is it possible to set up a Google account for Gmail only?

As the title says, is it possible to setup a Google account on an Android device in a way that it will only be used to access Gmail? I have several apps from the big G installed on my phone (...
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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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How to insert inline image with gmail app

Is it possible to do this? I tried using the attach image option and thought I would be able to drag the image into place but this didn't work.
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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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Where's the best place to report bugs with the GMail app?

I want to report a bug / RFE with the official GMail app, but I'm finding it hard to find the right place to do this - all the forums / discussion groups I've found so far seem to be moribund (eg not ...
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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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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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How-to unlink the main Google account from android device without a factory reset

While setting up my HTC Hero phone, I have entered my gmail account in the setup. But now I want to remove it (I don;t want to change with another account). How do I do it ? I have searched a lot on ...
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GMail “All Mail” not showing anything from last 30 days on Nexus 7 or Nexus 10

All the other labels are correct and synced according to their various settings. There is no particular setting for "All Mail" Today, I only see up to June 24. When I scroll to the bottom it adds ...
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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 do I disable notifications for a second Gmail account?

I have two Gmail accounts, one that I use for mailing lists and signing up for online services and whatnot, and the other one for more important stuff like work and friends. I'd like to set it up so ...
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How to remotely log out all web-based Gmail sessions from my Android phone

Can I remotely sign out all web sessions of Gmail from my Android phone? This question explains how to do this from the Gmail website with a standard web browser. This doesn’t work from my phone ...
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Sync only Gmail “My Contacts” group on android 2.3

I have more then 2k contacts on other contacts, but i only want to sync the "my contacts". Any hints?
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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 does the gmail Android App compare to the Webmail experience when using multiple gmail accounts?

This is a "pre-sales" question as I don't currently have an Android device. I did try out one when Android was version 1.6, but was dissappointed. I am interested to know if 2.2 or 2.3 is better. In ...
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Mark Gmail as read when archiving from notification

The most recent version of the Gmail app as the great feature where you can choose between archiving or replying to e-mails directly from the notification. My problem is that, if you archive it from ...
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How to only get Gmail notification with certain tag(s)?

I get too many Gmail notifications so my phone beeps too often and is annoying. How to only get Gmail notification with certain tag(s)? For example, only "Important" ones as I'm using Priority ...
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Gmail app duplicate notifications - one for Inbox and again for Custom Label

I am getting 2 notifications for the same email, both from the Gmail app. One notification is for the Inbox and the other is for a custom Label. I do not want two notifications for the same email, so ...
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How to prevent android from auto-sync'ing gmail contacts and photos etc

I just got a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and when I go into my settings then add an account and add a gmail account, it gives me an option to choose what I want to sync. I unchecked 'photos' and 'contacts' ...
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How can I view SMTP headers in gmail app?

I'd like to view the full SMTP headers of a message in my gmail app, but haven't found a way to do so. I've also also tried the Web client, but it displays a tablet-specific view, even when I've ...
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Why do I have two notifications when I get emails from gmail?

I don't understand why I get two notifications on my phone every time I get an email. Is my phone running emails from two different apps? It's HTC One Mini, running Android 4.4.2. Screenshot (click ...
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Google account without gmail

I have a google account for G+ Picasa and some other services i like to use. What i do not like is gmail it is i believe complete junk. Be it as it may. I have purchased a new android device and ...
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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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Quick way to show unread emails in inbox in Gmail app?

Is there a quick (menu / tap) way of viewing the unread emails in your inbox? Or at least showing the unread emails at the top of the list of emails, in other words sorted by unread/read (temporarily)?...
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How to turn Gmail notifications back on after uninstalling Google Inbox?

I already use the Android Gmail app. I installed Google Inbox and was receiving double notifications. Inbox offered to stop receiving Gmail app notifications. I agreed to this. Then, I no longer ...
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Is it possible to merge contacts from different sources and upload them to GMail?

I'd like to merge contacts from different sources -- i.e., imported contacts from phone, from sim card, and from my gmail account -- and upload the ultimate contact on my gmail account. For instance, ...
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Create new Labels in Gmail App

Gmail App in my Android device shows correctly all the labels that I created using Gmail through web interface. Can I create new labels in Gmail on Android device using Gmail App? Also, ideally, ...
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Google Mail missing in Cyanogenmod (gApps)?

I installed Cyanogenmod and noticed that Google Mail is missing. I can't install it form the Market either. Market, Talk and so on are there, just Google Mail is missing. How can I install Google ...
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How do I download PDF documents from Gmail?

When I receive a PDF attachment, the Gmail app only gives the option to preview it, not download. It opens in the default PDF reader (I have Adobe's reader). How can I save the PDF instead?
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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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Can still sync email after revoking app specific password on gmail

I was rather shocked today to discover that my android phone was still syncing email after I had revoked it's app specific password on gmail. Can anyone else confirm that this happens on their ...
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Can gmail notifications be customized by label?

I have filters configured on my gmail account to add labels to incoming messages based on sender, subject, etc. I'd like to configure the default gmail client to apply different notifications based ...
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How to set gmail sync frequency?

I want to know how often Gmail checks for new emails because I need longer battery life. How can I see/set this? I want to set it so that, for example, it checks for new mail every 10 minutes and ...
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Gmail has gone completely crazy

Gmail went completely crazy, I don't know what to do. When I open it I get the inbox, but the app is almost unresponsive: whatever I do, be it opening the menu, scrolling or opening a message, it ...
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Where are cached email messages stored in the Gmail app?

Google recently disabled one of my Gmail accounts (and will apparently take several days to re-enable it), but luckily I have some emails I need right now saved in the Gmail app. Is there any way I ...
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Google talk/voice not ringing on my PC when I am logged in on my Android phone

I use my Google voice number as my main number at my desk. The calls ring in Gmail and I answer them there as well as make calls there from my address book. With fellow Gmail/GApps users, I also ...
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Need only one icon in the top notification bar for multiple Gmail accounts

I am trying to figure out how to have only one notification icon on the top notification bar for an incoming e-mail for any of my multiple Gmail accounts. This was the way Gmail worked on my phone ...
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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 ...