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What is the difference between the email app and the gmail app?

I know the Email app can fetch multiple accounts at same time, but apart from that are there any other major differences? If I only need to fetch stuff from the one gmail account, which app should I ...
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Can't login with Gmail App/Play Store on tablet; Username/Password OK on desktop web browser

I've spent the last 15 or 30 minutes trying to login to the Gmail app and the Play Store on an ASUS TF-101 tablet. During the same time, I've visited a desktop computer, logged out, re-entered the ...
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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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Can I delete Gmail account on Android safely without affecting my Gmail on computer?

Can I delete my Gmail account from my phone without the Gmail and Google account (with contacts, photos, etc) being deleted from my computer?
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Change existing contacts from 'phone' to 'gmail' [duplicate]

When the contact items (or several) are set to 'phone', how can they be changed to 'gmail' in order to sync? In the post Contacts Sync problems: phone contacts not syncing to Google, it says that ...
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Can't find Google Contacts in Gmail app

I have my Google Contacts on my PC. I have activated the sync feature in my Note 3 and synced my contacts with google. But when I open my Gmail app on my phone I can't even find the contacts link. I'...
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Is it possible to “unsend” email in Gmail?

Is it possible to use Gmail's "unsend" ability in the Gmail Android app? I can't find anything on it, in settings or searching.
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Add multiple Gmail accounts in Gmail app

Is there a way to do this? I currently have Android 4.1.2 on an S3, and while I can do this on the e-mail app, I much prefer to use the Gmail app for its interface. I know that this was possible in ...
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new account for GMail only

I added a second account in the GMail aplication, in order to be able to send/receive mail using that account. I realized that the account has been added not only for GMail, but the Market (Play ...
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How can I sync .vcf contact photos between Android 2.2 and Gmail?

I can save all of the contacts to one .vcf file, then use a PC to import it to a Gmail account but there are no photo in the Gmail contacts. I checked the .vcf file there is photo data in it. Is there ...
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Sync two gmail accounts, but only one account's contacts

I have a brand-new Moto X (2014) running Lollipop. I have two gmail accounts, me@gmail and work@gmail. While I would like to be able to check both accounts for new messages on my phone, I only want ...
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New emails not showing up in Gmail app

I have 2 different Android devices: a Samsung Galaxy Reverb phone and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet. On both devices, I have just recently noticed that the official Gmail app is no longer showing ...
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How can I Have Separate Alerts for Email and SMS?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.2.2. Currently both SMS and Email notifications have the same sound. Before I was on this phone I was on an iPhone and this was easy to change. I ...
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What is default GMail setting for: number of days of data to synchronize?

Gmail allows to limit from how many last days it will synchronize the messages. E.g. from one day, two, etc. What is the default setting? I think this is phone independent, but I ask about Samsung ...
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gmail app not updating emails

My Gmail app that I have installed in my Android 2.3.5 phone has stopped receiving or sending new emails since the last couple of days. What can I do to fix this synchronization issue? Any suggestions?...
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Droid Incredible - Gmail Push - Can I add my hosted Email address to Gmail on my Droid?

I have an Adroid phone and want to set it up to sync with my business email account. My account is hosted on my own domain, but we use email "provided by gmail" (gmail interface, connected to my ...
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link2sd: Replacing sdcard, unable to install gmail

I had installed link2sd plus and created link for the Gmail app, so that Gmail app is completely moved to the SD card 2nd partition. The SD card then failed, I had to replace the SD card. After ...
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Is there any web browser that can display the desktop version of Gmail on an Android phone? [closed]

Is there any web browser that can display the desktop version of Gmail on an Android phone?
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How to archive gmails in GS4 stock email app

I kind of like the stock email client in Galaxy S4, but I don't use it since I haven't figured out how to set it up to archive mails instead of deleting them. I subcribe to Google's philosophy "...
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Where are drafts saved in gmail android app?

I wrote an email in gmail android app and saved as draft. Then I accidentally pressed send, although I have no connection (roaming). The gmail android app annoyingly doesn't allow the message to copy ...
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How to force Gmail/Android to request password every time for google account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Logout from Gmail on my device I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace running Android 2.3.3. Is it possible to force Gmail or any google related apps to request my password everytime I ...
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Can application upgrades happen automatically, even if you have it turned off in marketplace?

I thought I had turned off all the automatic upgrades for the apps on my phone (T-Mobile G2 w/ Froyo). However, yesterday, I got a notice that said that I had new GMail and described the new features....
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How can I tell what “Internal error” in Google Mail app

For a couple of days now I've had error messages when viewing my mail in the Google Mail app. In the beginning the error was displayed when loading mails further down the list. By now I won't see any ...
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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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Can an Android device be remotely factory reset using any email ID on the device?

We had created a common ID for the college group and I think someone remotely wiped my phone. Is it possible to do it with the secondary account?
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Cannot edit contacts in Marshmallow / Gmail contacts sync

Merry Christmas! So, I recently upgraded from Nexus 4 to 5x. My contacts used to live on the sim, but since having to change sim (micro -> nano). I exported the contacts using the Contacts app to a ....
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Launch Linkedin app from Gmail link rather than browser

Background Currently, when I receive an email from LinkedIn, let's use the example of an invitation to connect, I'll select the link from the Gmail app which will open the mobile LinkedIn site via my ...
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Prevent autocomplete of addresses from gmail in android email application

I use my Galaxy S3 for both work and personal email messaging. I use gmail for personal and the stock email application, synced to Microsoft Exchange, for work email. However, when I compose an email ...
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Gmail 4.6 Does not allow “From”/Sender address to be changed to a different email address

I did see this question, but it was from two years ago, so I know it does not apply to my question. Before the 10/1/2013 update, I was able to easily switch my sender email account to a different ...
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How can I configure the Email app not to save sent messages on the Google server using IMAP?

Device: Nexus 4 Android: 4.2.2 I am using the default (stock) Android Email app, not the Gmail app. The reason being that there is no option to turn off conversation view. I am trying to follow ...
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Some Google Apps Accounts Stuck On “Waiting for Sync”

I have several Google Apps (Free Edition) and one traditional Gmail acct set into my Nexus 4 (stock 4.2.2). All accts use 2FA (2 factor authentication). Using the gmail app, all (GApps & Gmail) ...
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Disable threaded email in Gmail app

How can I disable threaded email in the default gmail app on my s3 android.... I would like to see each individual email instead of all the threads mashed together.
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How do I eliminate “labels” from the Gmail program running on my Nexus 7 Tablet / Android Version: 6.0.1?

The Gmail on my tablet has a bunch of old "labels" from past email traffic, and I wish to remove/delete those labels. None of the old labels have any documents in them (they are empty), but they are ...
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Make Gmail auto-delete old emails from phone

My mom's phone has stopped receiving mail because apparently, there isn't enough free space. Is it possible to configure the Gmail app to auto-delete mail older that a month from the phone but not ...
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Disable notifications of some emails

I daily receive many emails. I need a better control of emails. I want to disable notifications of some emails. A notification means for me that my phone vibrates and my smart watch vibrates. To ...
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Is there a way to change the cover photo in Gmail app's menu?

Gmail/G+ allows you to change the cover photo along with the profile photo. I already changed both. The profile photo will also be used in the Gmail app on most (every?) Android. But what about the ...
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Having a different icon for a specific email in my Gmail App on Android

I have 3 different email accounts under the GMAIL APP on Android. How could I have a different notification icon for one of the accounts so I know right away if I have email in that account?
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Gmail app links are not clickable

For some reason any link that comes into my gmail app inside an email is not clickable. Whenever I want to browse to the link I have to drag select the link. I have a default Nexus 5. I have not made ...
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“Gmail has stopped” dialog

On my Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4.2, I get constantly a dialog saying "Gmail has stopped" (In french, actually : "Gmail s'est arrêté"). When I click OK, the message re-opens within less than a ...
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Why does GMail appear on my phone without unlocking?

If I use GMail and then lock my phone, when I switch it back on, GMail is usable before the PIN has been entered. I can use it entirely as normal but for the absence of the show all apps button at the ...
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Gmail won't sync, apps don't update: “Device doesn't have enough storage space”

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, Android 4.0.4. For the last few days I can't sync my gmail or update any apps. This, of course, is a barefaced lie. There is plenty space available: But still, I have ...
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Can I share some Google stuff without sharing Gmail?

I have a Nexus 4 and my wife just got an HTC One. I'd like to share accounts in Google play so that we can share app purchases. I'd also like to share Google music, contacts, and some other things. I ...
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How do I get the tablet gmail client to allow me to swipe to archive like the phone client

I have a HTC One V and a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 - in the One V, I can archive a message by swiping it. On the galaxy tab, I need to select the message, and hit the swipe button. The phone runs android 4.01, ...
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Sync Google contact photo to Android phone

I created a contact a while back of a friend, just her name and mobile number. Today I added her Gmail address to the phonebook in her contact card. When I go into Gmail Contacts I see her Google+ ...
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Gmail notifications stopped working

I don't receive Gmail notifications on my phone recently, no sound, no light and nothing appears on the notification bar. Searching the web, I figured it might have happened because I turned syncing ...
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Links from Gmail all open in same Chrome tab

I just noticed that when I open a link from the Gmail app (in Chrome), then go back to Gmail and click another link, it replaces the first one in Chrome. I end up with only one tab open. Is there a ...
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Wrong label color in gmail 2.3.3

I recently created a label on gmail via web, and assigned it a color. On the app on my Nexus S it shows as the default color instead, while all the other labels have the correct color. I've tried to ...
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GMail - notify until read?

I'm a new Android user with a Motorola X2 running Android 2.3.4 and the GMail app version 2.3.5.2. I have a set of labels set up and custom notifications enabled for those that I need to have ...
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Motorola Defy does not sync to GMail

I have purchased a Motorola Defy some time ago, and imported my address book from my old featurephone using the SIM card. Under Settings / Account now I have two accounts listed in the Motoblur ...
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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 ...