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Enable notifications for Inbox: tap menu icon tap settings (just above Help & feedback" at bottom of screen tap your email address check "New messages" and your choice of Vibrations, Lights, and sound. Tap "Turn off Gmail notifications" & confirm (if displayed) Disable notifications in the Gmail app (if "Turn off Gmail notifications" is not ...


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There is a free (as in freedom) application Send Reduced, available at the F-Droid repository of free software. Install F-Droid, install Send Reduced, select your photos, press Share button, select Send Reduced and then select the sharing method. Your photos will be sent reduced in resolution and file size.


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I didn't try Matthew's solution but it seems the safer solution to try first. If that doesn't work though, I deleted the entire conversation from the outbox, having given up on trying to keep the conversation. I was surprised to find that this only deleted the queued message. The rest of the conversation stayed intact in my inbox.


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There is no stock option to do this. Here's what I do, and it works pretty good, but isn't perfect. Download Reduce Photo Size from the Play store. When composing an email, click Add Attachment. A choice of locations will pop up. Choose Reduce Photo Size. Then choose either Select Image or Take a Photo. If you click Select Image, then choose Gallery. Once ...


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Unfortunately, the Stock Android Email app has the IMAP folder names hard-coded in the application, they cannot be changed by the user. The app expects the folders to have the following names: Inbox Outbox Drafts Trash Sent Junk If your IMAP server uses different names, they are not properly synchronized with the Email app. There are two solutions to this: ...


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From the Gmail web interface, create a rule to give it a label of your choice and skip the inbox. Then, from the Gmail Android app, change the settings for that label to not notify you. In more detail, the first part is: Log into Gmail in a browser, and click the settings button (gear icon). Click the Filters tab, then Create a new filter at the bottom. ...


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The majority of web based email providers have a limit of 10MB for the size of the attachment of every message sent. Since an email message will often pass through several mail transfer agents to reach the recipient, some or probably all of them impose size limits due to the storage capabilities they have to deal with. This is due to the fact that every ...


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The Gmail application speaks Gmail's own proprietary protocol back to the Gmail server, whereas the Email application speaks open protocols such as POP3 or IMAP, as well as supporting ActiveSync. The Email application also has somewhat better support for multiple accounts. If you are only using a single Gmail account then it is better to use the Gmail ...


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You could create a shortcut on your home screen to your Contact info. First make sure you've got an entry for yourself in your Contacts with your email address (not the "Me" Contact, but an extra one). Then go into your Applications screen, tap the Widgets tab at the top, find either the 4x1 or 1x1 "Contact" widget and add that to an empty spot on your ...


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There are many email apps for Android, each one should have an option within the app itself where you can check or uncheck to be notified of a new email arrival. This list covers the most popular ones: Email Allows you to have a notification on the status bar, when activated within the application: Access the application; Tap your device "home" ...


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Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the frequency of emails sync using Outlook for Android (see the thread Set sync frequency and quiet times on outlook app). From the link above: There are no such settings in the Outlook or OWA apps from the play store Outlook for Android users have requested the feature on Uservoice. However, it has not been ...


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I know it's a workaround, but I frequently use SelfMail, which adds itself to the pretty-much-universal "Share" action. As an example, open a picture, select Share, and pick it from the list.


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You could just save drafts (with GMail), no need to send the massage at all. or You do not need to use the "To:" header to send yourself mail at all but instead can send email to a `default-BCC field and leave the "To:" empty. K9 allows this:


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There is no option to set notifications on sub folders using the stock email app. You can set each folder to sync but only the inbox will throw a notification. There are some email apps that will do it though. Touchdown does for sure but it is a $20 app. K9 is another popular email app but I have not tested for this functionality.


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Modern email clients are often able to detect the email server settings just from the username / password tuple. If you are suddenly asked for an protocol (and possible outgoing/incoming mail server settings) then you should look them up on your mail providers homepage. E.g., a quick Google search came up with this page for Bell Canada.


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The stock email application and many other I've tested present a list of 25 emails per page. The user can however load older emails on demand. This is done due to two main reasons: to prevent large transfers of data that end up using the device communication thus leading to a faster battery drain; to preserve memory consumption that in turn would leave ...


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Google Voice Actions has what you want. Simply enter voice command mode, say "note to self", then say whatever your note is. When you're done an email message will be sent to you with the text of your message.


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Your employer is informing you of the security you need to implement on your device to access company mails / apps etc. This is a standard practice to endure that company confidential information is not compromised owing to your not having secure lock screen etc. They are not changing it for you. They are asking you to change it. Going by the screenshot, it'...


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It's there all along! Open up the email app and press the menu button. Go to View>Folders You now need to tap the folder icon next to Inbox and it will 'expand' and display all the subfolders under it. This MUST be the icon and not the text. It wont work if you press the text so you must press the icon. I have to say this is pretty poor UI design, as it ...


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Had issue that "None", "Slide" and "Face unlock" were all greyed out. Went to Security->Clear Credentials and all options became available.


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As a last ditch effort, you could try this: Use Titanium Backup to backup all your Apps + Data. Reset the phone to factory defaults. Restore all apps and data except for Activesync. This will definitely fix your issues. Question is, "Is it worth the effort?"


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This is not an issue of your email client. This is the way POP3 works. In Gingerbread's email client, you'd had set leave copy of email on server. So, your ICS email client is downloading all past emails from server. Unfortunately, POP3 doesn't allow selective downloads. Your mails are being fully downloaded (not just header) with attachments too. That's the ...


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Unbelievably this bug is still outstanding as of Android 4.0.4. http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=1029 The only fix for this is to use a different email app. Most people end up switching to GMail. Not happy. I miss my Nokia N900.


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The main difference that I can see is the type of accounts that are supported: The Gmail APP is limited to accounts from Google: username@gmail.com read and respond to your conversations online & offline Manage multiple accounts View and save attachments Set up label notifications Email APP: username@your_domain.com The main feature is ...


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If you are using Gmail App: Will notify only selected sub-folder Open "Settings" Select Account Select "Manage Labels" Or "Folder sync settings" in Exchange mail Select Label (Sub-Folder) to get notifications for Verify Sync is applied (All or last 4 days) Check "Label notifications" You can also check "Vibrate" and/or "Notify for every message" as well....


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If it's not available in the app settings, the functionality most likely simply isn't there. There are other clients you can use if it's important to you. If you want some tips for alternative apps, I suggest you look at The Best Alternative Android Apps to Manage All Your Email, or Google for a similar article.


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Mozilla have not created a Thunderbird app, so you're not going to have that option. That said, there are dozens (or more) email apps in the Play Store. (Not to mention the stock email app that ships with the device.) A large number of them can handle multiple email accounts just fine.


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I've tried on my Galaxy S3 and I couldn't find a way to do this. Searching on the web returns nothing more (aside of trying to delete/recreate an account until it's given the color you want, which I didn't try). You can use another mail client than the one pre-installed on the GS3. I've tried the following ones: MailDroid: great one, possible to choose ...


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Not for a specific person -- but still a shortcut, which simply opens the "compose new mail" screen: Compose Mail Shortcut. There's also Send Mail Shortcut which, from the name, sounds to exactly fit your purpose -- but as it helds no description at all, it's hard to tell. Last but not least: Mail Linker even seems to fit right from its description. ...


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You might want to take a look at e.g. Mail Myself / SelfMail (which integrate into the Share menu), or Email Me / Email To Self: Create homescreen shortcuts which use a preselected email address and/or label by long pressing on a blank space on your homescreen, then select Shortcuts, then Email To Self. Guess that's what you're looking for ;)


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