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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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In the Android Gmail app, From the main inbox or inside any email: Bring up the Menu > Settings > General Settings. Now click the Menu button again to bring up sub-menu of options > Clear picture approvals. WARNING: This clears ALL your approved sender settings, I believe there is no option to revoke by individual email senders.


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Yes - there is a setting you need to change. The Notification bar's actions are based on what you have GMail set up to do when swiping away an email within the app. To change it from Archive: Open Gmail and go to Settings there change the Swiping conversation list from Archive/unlabel/delete to Always delete This changed my Notification bar action from ...


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As far as I know, the GMail app and the mobile version of GMail does not have any way to add filters. You will have to use the Desktop/full version of GMail to create filters.


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Gmail 5.0 added support for Exchange accounts, but it requires an additional APK (Exchange Services) which you can't get from the Play store unless you already have it. As one of the other answers indicates it seems to just be with Nexus devices at the moment (maybe some newer Lollipop ROMs do for other devices, not sure). However, you can sideload it! I ...


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IMAP clients generally need to use application-specific passwords in order to access accounts that use 2-step verification. You'll need to generate a new app-specific password, then use that to set up your incoming/outgoing servers instead of using your regular account password. Google's support page (linked above) includes instructions for doing this. ...


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Workaround: Open Google Docs Open a new Word document Select "Insert image" and insert the image of your choice Once done, it is now in clipboard form, copy that Switch to Gmail and paste the image


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I needed to clear this setting for a single email address. I followed these steps: Open Gmail (mail.google.com) in a web browser Open an email from the sender which has an image in it In the top left of the email it will have the sender's name and below that "to me" with a little down arrow next to it Click the little down arrow and then click Don't display ...


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You are running two email applications. From your screenshot the one with the big "N" is the Gmail appliction the other is from the HTC Email application, called email. You can remove your account from either, or disable the whole application if that suits better. To remove the account from HTC Email. Press the "Application Menu" button at the bottom ...


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This is what I did in Android 4.1 and Gmail: Open Gmail Tap the Overflow menu (three vertical dots) and select Settings Tap the account for which you don't want to get notifications Uncheck the Notifications option That should be all you need to do.


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Direct way, no. Workaround, yes. Click the menu (three dots) in your stock Android browser or Chrome, and check Desktop Site. EDIT: There is one extra step - the URL is still pointing to mobile version of Gmail. Just change it to mail.google.com and it works. (Last verified June 2020)


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As of current writing, it seems that it's (still) impossible to create a new label in Android Gmail app. From Google Gmail official support, Create a label On a computer, open Gmail. You can't create labels from the Gmail app. On the left, click More. Click Create new label. Name your label. Click Create. (Emphasis mine)


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I found a workaround for my problem that works splendidly. After having installed the latest version of the Gmail App, I have discovered that when I go to Settings > Account > Add account, I can configure a generic email address (i.e. not necessarily a Gmail one) to be used with the said App. It supports both IMAP and POP3 protocols. (sorry for the ...


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Go into the Gmail app. From the overflow menu (the three dots in the corner), choose Settings. In the settings window, choose the Gmail account you're using. (If you have more than one account, do the following for each in turn.) Notifications is the third option down. Turning it off will disable mail notifications. In general, you should look for a ...


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I'm not 100% sure for all apps involved, but for most the "general rule of thumbs" applies: go to Settings→Apps select the "All" tab (to also show pre-installed apps) walk the apps one-by-one, open their entries, and select "Clear Cache" plus "Delete Data" Especially exclude things like "Google Play Services", but include the "Calendar Provider" and "...


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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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The steps you have to take are the following ones: Expand the list of recent labels, but this time tap the option Show all labels. This will take you to the list of all your labels, in whose bottom you'll see the option Manage labels: tap there. In the list of labels, tap the one you want to be notified about. By default that label has Label sync and ...


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To turn off syncing of everything to google, except mail then you can try the following steps: Go to "Settings" on your phone -> "General" -> "Accounts" -> "Google" -> click your email address in the top. From here, you can uncheck checkboxes on everything you don't want to sync with Google. Google+ also has its own syncing options -> Go to "Settings" on ...


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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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Here is a (mostly) non-Android solution for you. You'll need to (sign up for and) use If This Then That. Create a recipe.1 Your This will be the Gmail channel, specifically the Any new email trigger.2 Your That will be however you'd like to be notified. I like Pushover but SMS will work just as well. You'll use the Send me an SMS action (or send a ...


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If Inbox App is installed on the device and has access to Gmail ID, then from Inbox App, it is possible to create a Gmail Label, and the same will be SYNC to Gmail App. There is an option in Inbox App's Navigation drawer (sliding menu) to create new Gmail Labels. Not sure why the same is not made available in the official Gmail App itself, because the ...


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At least for me, it was actually the device password - used to unlock the phone. So basically it asks for the device password when you try to add a new Google account for some reason. I formatted my phone thinking something else was the issue - but if you enter the device password, it then asks for the account name as normal.


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As detailed in the FAQ, download the appropriate gapp from this site http://opengapps.org/ Then install it using recovery.


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No, there is no other way. You must have a Gmail account to download from Google Play Store. From their site: To use Google Play to download Android apps, you'll need to have a Google account with a Google email (either Gmail or a Google-hosted domain) associated with your phone or tablet. If you don't like Gmail, you don't have to use it. Just ...


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Even though it's unlikely that Gmail is the cause of your battery drain, here are the steps to minimize the notification spam: In Gmail app tap on the upper-left corner "hamburger" button to open the sidebar, then scroll down and tap on "Settings": click for larger images Tap on your account and ensure the Notifications option is checked: click for ...


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You need to export your phone contacts in to vcf format and then again import it into Google contacts. Steps in Android 4.2: contacts -> settings > Import/Export -> Export to storage. contacts -> settings > Import/Export -> Import from storage. - This will ask you to select your Google account to save. Edit/Delete or remove duplicates in http://contacts....


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I have found two ways to access the “Activity on this Account” feature from the builtin Android 4.0 web browser: Select the “Request desktop site” option in the browser menu, then open https://mail.google.com — this way it will not redirect to the mobile site. Then use the “Details” link at the bottom of the page, as you would do from a computer. Open the ...


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Sadly there's no such option in the official Gmail app. You can try using a third party mail client with more options such as K-9 Mail: http://k9mail.org/


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While you add the Google account or even afterwards (from account settings), you can select the content and services to sync. You can select only Gmail, leaving alone all the other services you don't want like Google+, drive, sheets, docs etc. There's no need to setup a third party email client. All (most) Google apps are aware of this functionality and ...


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Deleting the Gmail app wouldn't give you extra space, as it came pre-installed as system app. Those "system apps" live in a different partition (/system, which is why they are usually called "system apps"), which is mounted read-only – and not available to the user to be written. However, Google Apps (including Gmail) are regularly updated via Google Play. ...


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