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    Default Can you delete Gmail app???

    When I receive emails to my gmail account it goes to the android mail app and gmail app resulting in two notifications and double the deleting!!! i would prefer to use android app and not gmail.
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    no, its part of the system, even if you root, I think you still need it.

    but if you get root access (break the phone) then you can delete ANYTHING you want... but that doesn't mean your phone will work if you remove ANY app. heh.

    If you want to disable the GMail, just go into it, hit menu, uncheck everything but mailing the Email Notification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by altobalk View Post
    When I receive emails to my gmail account it goes to the android mail app and gmail app resulting in two notifications and double the deleting!!! i would prefer to use android app and not gmail.
    it shouldnt do that. did you happen to set it up in the mail application also?
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    if you would rather use the regular mail app, go into the gmail app and disable notifications.
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    Thanks for that info. I was being plagued by double notices, too
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    why would you want to use the mail app the gmail app is so much better. we need a poll for this!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I second the poll suggestion. And agree that the Gmail app is better in general.

    By the way, I actually use my primary Gmail account to access six or seven other Gmail accounts. Some are old ones I had ages ago, one is a junk mail account I use to sign up for newsletters, etc, and two are work related (two jobs, sigh...).

    Anyway, I have linked the accounts via the Gmail settings section, so I can send from those accounts using my primary Gmail account. I also receive duplicate messages from those, delivered to the primary inbox.

    Then I have a set of filters that automatically archive (skip the inbox) messages from those alternate accounts and apply easy to follow labels. So from the web, I can quickly see which of those accounts have new stuff.

    This works great with the Android Gmail app, because I set the phone up to sync those folders/labels. From the Gmail app, I can hit the Menu button, select View Labels, and easily see which of the alternate accounts have new messages.

    The best thing is that since my Gmail account is set up to auto archive those messages, I don't get constant updates every time I get a new spammy message. I only see them when I want to check, leaving my primary account for really important stuff, personal messages, etc.
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    gmail app is much better. no need or a poll.
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    i agree...gmail. so how do you stop the double notification and keep the gmail active?
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    Default How to stop double notification and only receive gmail notification

    This is what works on an HTC EVO 4G

    From the main mail icon on main screen, select your gmail account. Then click on menu>more>settings>notification settings. Uncheck email notifications.

    From all apps menu select gmail icon. Then click menu>more>settings. Scroll down to notification settings. Check the box next to email notifications.

    Hope this helps...
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    Wow, I thought only smart people used Androids. Some people use Yahoo or Exchange and they don't use gmail. Come on dudes.
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    Default Re: Can you delete Gmail app???

    I hate the D**** GMail app. It does everything exactly WRONG.

    I log in to my GMail account using Thunderbird on my PC. All messages are downloaded. Many are deleted. But my Android phone continues to waste my money and space downloading the same messages.

    Not only does the Android GMail App insists on repeating messages that Thunderbird has wiped, but deleting a message on Android GMail results in Thunderbird never seeing that message at all.

    Android GMail is designed to be your primary, your only, e-mail client. For me it is not; it is a seconary client which could be useful when I'm not near my PC. And Android GMail does not have the options to make it a decent secondary E-mail tool. I hate it so much I'd like to kill it. Anyone know what the Linux binary is named?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyCanfield View Post
    I hate the D**** GMail app. It does everything exactly WRONG.

    I log in to my GMail account using Thunderbird on my PC. All messages are downloaded. Many are deleted. But my Android phone continues to waste my money and space downloading the same messages.

    Not only does the Android GMail App insists on repeating messages that Thunderbird has wiped, but deleting a message on Android GMail results in Thunderbird never seeing that message at all.
    Ok, you have to decide: do you want Thunderbird to see every message, or do you want GMail and Thunderbird to stay in sync?

    It sounds like you area accessing your account using POP rather than IMAP on Thunderbird. If you want to synchronize your mail, so that anything that you read on TBird is marked as read on GMail, and anything that you delete on TBird does not appear in GMail on Android, then you are also gong to have to live with the fact that if you delete a message in Gmail, it will be deleted in Thunderbird as well.

    If this is the case, then you can continue to use POP on Thunderbird, and that's fine, but that makes all of your mail download to Thunderbird and any actions that you take on it - reading, deleting - will not be communicated back to Gmail, so the GMail app on Android will look to be downloading duplicate messages. However, if you want everything to stay in sync, you first need to enable IMAP access in Gmail on the web (go into a web browser, attach to your Gmail account, click the "Gear" icon on the top right, select "Settings", go to "Forwarding and POP/IMAP", and make sure that IMAP is enabled. Then you will have to set up your Gmail account in Thunderbird as an IMAP rather than POP connection (I would create a new account - you can always delete the POP account later, but if you do not like IMAP, you can easily go back to the POP account if you create a new one.)

    Now, anything that you do in Thunderbird - read mail, reply to it, delete it - will be synchronized with Gmail on the web and, hence, GMail in Android.

    Android GMail is designed to be your primary, your only, e-mail client. For me it is not; it is a seconary client which could be useful when I'm not near my PC. And Android GMail does not have the options to make it a decent secondary E-mail tool. I hate it so much I'd like to kill it. Anyone know what the Linux binary is named?
    If you don't want to delete it but simply want to stop using it, you can always go into (from home) settings->accounts & sync->your gmail account ad uncheck Gmail from syncing options - this will stop Gmail delivery to your phone (unless you go into GMail and hit menu->refresh.)

    If you are rooted and really want to stop it, the gmail.apk file is in /system/apps/gmail.apk. I'd rename it with Root Explorer before deleting it, in case the phone crashes without the app.

    Let me also warn you that if you are not using GMail on the phone, the stock mail client has an issue that it never releases storage space taken up by messages even if you delete them and empyt the trash. I recommend using the free app K-9 mail in the market instead.
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    The Gmail app might have been great when this thread was started but the current version is pretty wretched unless someone can explain how to delete multiple messages from the summary screen. It seems I have to open each one, open the menu, then delete. The Android and Yahoo mail apps both allow selecting multiple and deleting straight from the summaries. What hidden setting will turn this on for the Gmail app???
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    Quote Originally Posted by magarity View Post
    The Gmail app might have been great when this thread was started but the current version is pretty wretched unless someone can explain how to delete multiple messages from the summary screen. It seems I have to open each one, open the menu, then delete. The Android and Yahoo mail apps both allow selecting multiple and deleting straight from the summaries. What hidden setting will turn this on for the Gmail app???
    This is a forum for the HTC Droid Eris, which came out in November 2009 which runs Android version 2.1, cannot run any of the last three versions of the GMail app, and will likely not be seen by many people. You may want to ask this question instead in the forum for whichever phone (or tablet) you have.
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    I'VE JUST FOUND THAT RESETTING YOUR CELLPHONE CONFIG TO FACTORY VALUES, GOING TO PRIVACY SETTINGS, IS THE ONLY WAY TO COMPLETELY DELETE YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT FROM MOBILE DEVICE.
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    I typically install rom and gapps with some apk removed from the zip file - like gmail, currents, magazines etc. I use email client like maildroid. So I can see all my mails in 1 page. Works fine. Gmail can be removed with no issues. You can install from play store later if needed.

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    Well, I guess I am not a "smart person", because I absolutely hate gmail and I always have. I have never had anything but problems with it.
    I only got one again recently because I needed to change my email address on a website and didn't have a secondary email.
    I have just deleted all my google accounts and my gmail account, due to security issues, so I really don't want anything connected
    to these accounts on my computer or my phone. However, it's still appearing on my phone with the username and everything,
    because of the gmail app.

    Is there a way to remove the app entirely? What do I need the app for if I don't even use gmail?

    Everything I've read on every site I've looked for an answer to this question on, including this one, says to go to "Accounts and Sync".
    My phone doesn't have that in the Settings. :/

    I also do not see the model of my phone listed here, or anywhere else.

    I am using a ZTE Whirl.

    Can anyone help?

    Thank you.

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