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Why do I need a Gmail account to use Android?

I am a new user of Android phone. I used to own an iPhone. I don't remember needing an Apple account besides using it to download applications from app store. Now I need a Gmail account to do even ...
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How to disable or remove Gmail account from my Android

I don't want to receive email on my Android device, so how do I remove my Gmail account from it? I realize that I need to have my Gmail account associated to the device, and that I would need to ...
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How could I sync ONLY my calendar with Gmail (optionally when a WiFi connection is available)?

On my old Nokia C5, there was a quite smart setting to sync the phone calendar with my Gmail calendar when a WiFi connection was available, every say 30 minutes (using MailForExchange). I'd expected ...
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How to get notified of new automatically archived emails in Gmail?

I am a very organized person, and thus also in the case of my emails. I have taken the time to set various filters and labels to keep my emails organized, some of these filters automatically archive ...
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Gmail app: how can I change the sender address?

I'm using Gmail for all mail related stuff, but the main address I use is not my "real" Gmail address, but something like myname@mydomain.com. I have set up that adress as a sender in Gmail, so every ...
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Cleaning the mess in the contacts

I am trying to put some order in my contact list. The situation is as follows: I have first imported my contacts from Gmail and enabled sync, but I have set the phone as the default contact repository ...
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Can you setup android gmail to play a sound when an email from a certain email address comes in?

I have my work emails forwarded to my phone and I'd like to be able to give them precedence over emails to my gmail. Is this possible? Or can I setup my work email using POP and then use a different ...
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Download Zip file attached on gmail

I recieved an email with a zip file. But I'm not able to download even having some installed apps that can open zip files. Is there any way to enable the zip file download? I'm trying to do this on ...
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Where does Inbox (by Gmail) store downloaded attachments?

I'm receiving email with attachments on Google Inbox. While online, I could open the attachments. Later I would be offline and would like to access those attachments. So, anyone knows the path where ...
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how can i make my phone not show “Other contacts” from my gmail account?

I have a google acount set up, and i had lots of contacts in my address book that got synchronized with the ones in my phone address book. I've found out that i can organize my contacts into groups, ...
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How do I separate contacts from work and personal Google accounts?

I have two Google accounts, one for work and a personal one for my Android phone. I have both accounts synced to my phone because I often have work to do on the road. I recently noticed while logged ...
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Gmail for programmers

As a programmer, I really despise any email not written in plain text (MIME type plain/text) and not wrapped at 80 chars width. However the default gmail app only sends the emails I compose as text/...
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Logout from Gmail on my device

It bothers me that my Android Phone is permanently logged into my Gmail account. I want to logout from the device and somehow make the phone ask for username/password when connecting to my account. ...
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Removing all google data except the play store

My main android device is a phone. I recently aquired a tablet which I don't really use for email, calendars, etc. Therefore I want none of that data on the tablet. I have disabled sync for all ...
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HTML signature in Gmail app

Is it possible to set a HTML signature in the Android Gmail app somehow? I set something like <a href="http://myurl">mytitle</a> as a signature but the HTML tags didn't parse. If you ...
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Gmail only reads my emails when I press the 'refresh' button - is this normal

On my Samsung Galaxy S, gmail only loads new emails when I press the 'refresh' button. Is this normal ? Or should I set some options somewhere ? I thought gmail should push emails to the phone.
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Disable priority inbox on Android Gmail application?

I suspect that there isn't a way to do this, but just in case... Is there any way to disable Priority Inbox on the Android Gmail application? I don't use this feature and can disable it in the web ...
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Gmail app doesn't sync email at all when on Mobile Data

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I love the new Gmail app. Works awesome. My only problem is that it doesn't sync emails (I don't receive any new notifications when new emails arrive, I have to manually ...
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How can I disable notification for a specific gmail account during certain hours?

My work and personal emails are attached to my phone. I'd like to avoid getting any notifications of work emails after hours. If this can be done with Tasker, I can't figure out how. I can disable ...
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Download stuck in Gmail

I had started downloading a attached file from GMail app, suddenly it hang. When it resumed, notification bar was showing download process but it was not being downloaded in the app. i retried and ...
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Adding a new account to Gmail/Youtube shows a Password Error

I recently goy myself a Moto G3, that is running Android 5.1.1. I have 3 e-mail addresses, all of those I wish to keep in my Gmail app (I did that in an older phone I had), so I go to "Add Account" ...
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Why aren't there notifications for updates to built-in applications?

On July 29th, Google released an update for the Gmail application, that brought it to version 2.3.5. Since I had version 2.3.4, I was expecting to be notified of the update shortly as I had for ...
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Can I configure more than one gmail account in the gmail app without syncing everything?

I have two gmail accounts, think of them as "work" and "play". The phone is registered on the "work" one, but most of the mail I get on the "play" one. Is it possible to add both of them to the gmail ...
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How do I install the new Gmail app on Cyanogen?

The same thing is happening with the new Gmail as happened with Voice Search. This again? adb remount adb shell rm /system/app/Gmail.apk adb uninstall com.google.android.Gmail
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How to send multiple contacts by email?

I've searched all over the place and couldn't find a solution. I want to send around 30 contacts (names + phone numbers) by email, to someone. Now I can't seem to succeed with the feat! What can I do ...
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How can I set up my Google account without syncing Gmail?

I got a Nexus 7 tablet. Is it possible to use my Google account just to download apps and for backup purpose? I'd rather not see my emails, chats and contacts on the device as it's not with me all ...
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In google contacts where is the contact for me?

I'm not sure if it matters but my phone has 'HTC sense'. I have all my contacts sync'd with my google account. I have a normal contact called "me" in my google contacts that through various merging ...
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deleted drafts remain in conversation chain

In the gmail app, I keep finding conversations that display multiple draft versions of replies that have long been deleted via the drafts folder. Is there a proper way to remove drafts from all ...
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Why are files sent through Gmail renamed?

Why is it if I download an image sent to me through Gmail the filename of the image was changed into downloadfile? Is there a way that the filename won't be changed after downloading it from Gmail? ...
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Why am I getting multiple Gmail Notifications?

Ever since the 2.2 update, I'm receiving multiple Gmail notifications without accessing the Gmail app and with the setting "Notify only once" active. I've tried a factory reset, but it still does ...
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How to open gmail links in gmail app or browser?

I often use links to some of my gmail messages; these links have the form: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/XXXXXXXXXX and I use them for future reference in, for instance, evernote notes. ...
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How do I clear out some information recorded in Google accounts?

I have a phone that is running Android. I have several Gmail accounts setup on the phone, many of which belong to my family members who are computer illiterate while a couple of the accounts are my ...
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Is it possible to use the GMail “Call Phone” functionality on Android without Google Voice?

I'm outside the US so don't have access to Google Voice. On the GMail web page, if you enable chat, you can see a "Call Phone" option which allows you to call land line phones from the web page. Is ...
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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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Gmail app only shows “Archive” button for one account

I have two gmail accounts connected on my HTC Incredible. When looking at account 1, I can select some emails and three buttons appear: Archive, Delete, and Labels. But when using account 2 and an ...
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Displaying profile picture in Gmail App

I've got an ICS device, when I send SMS messages, G+ messages or GoogleTalk message my avatar appears beside each email. When I send emails through my GMail account in a browser my profile picture ...
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Reenter the new password in configured Gmail account

I have configured HTC Hero phone with my Gmail account (username and password), and it is configured successfully. I have recently changed the password of this account from the Gmail website, so at ...
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Gmail app: How can I view the email addresses?

In the gmail app, how can I view the actual email addresses an email has been sent to, rather than just the name. Sometimes the person in question has more than one email address and it would be ...
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Logout from Gmail account without logging out Google Play Store account

I tried logging out the account on Gmail, but it logged out the Play Store as well. How can I logout of my Gmail account without logging out of the Google Play Store? Is it possible?
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Log off from GMail on Android 2.3

I have a Samsung Ace, with Android 2.3.6. I logged in with GMail and now I cant log off. I searched a lot of forums etc., but no answer. I need your help, because it consumes a lot of battery juice ...
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Gmail ICS: How do I mark as not spam?

I've got a Samsung S3, and on my old SGS I could mark a spam as not spam. How do I do this in my ICS GMail? The feature seems to have healed up. Others have seen this also: http://forum.xda-...
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Remove Facebook and Gmail contacts

Some time ago I have synced my Facebook contacts (using Facebook for Android app) with my contacts. I also have my Gmail account synchronized. Having all those contacts is too much. I went to Account ...
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Is there a real “Gmail Tap” app?

Gmail Tap, one of Google's April fools, would give the phone a three-keys Morse keyboard. Is there a way to get this functionality for real, preferably for input to any fields?
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Why doesn't the Gmail app delete my e-mails permanently?

Android 2.2 on an LG GT540. If I delete an email from my inbox in the default Gmail application then the email is in the trash, OK. But why isn't there any options to delete the e-mail from my trash? ...
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Can I create a specific ringtone for email from specific people?

Is there any way at all to set it up so that I can have a different notification sound for different email senders? In other words, if I get an email from Fred, can I have a different notification ...
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Sync Android contacts to Gmail

I am trying to backup contacts from my phone (Galaxy S, Android 2.2.1) to Gmail account. The procedure I found on the Internet goes as follows: Open Contacts Menu -> Import/Export -> Export to ...
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How can I view all of my attachments from gmail?

When I search in Gmail app for files that were attached to emails, Gmail can't find them. Is there a way to see all of my attachments from Gmail? 3rd-party apps would be acceptable too.
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How do I disable GMail?

Yes, this has been asked before, but neither really addresses my concern, and I don't have reputation enough to add comments to existing questions. I've bought the cheapest Android 4 tablet with ...
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Is the Google GMail client able to download attachments for arbitrary file types?

I emailed myself an epub the other day and went to the GMail app (v 2.3.5) on my android phone to download it. While it showed me the attachment, I could not figure out how to download it. The email ...
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Gmail app Hebrew support

My Gmail app on the Galaxy S2 stock app shows Hebrew reversed and left to right. How can I fix this?