1. jlgraham's Avatar
    So I've been a Droid user for about a month now. First I had a Blackberry (Pearl, on Sprint) then the Palm Pre (Sprint) now the Droid. Long story short, loved my blackberry (besides the keyboard), loved the Pre (briefly), love the Droid most of all.

    Problem: I have two gmail accounts set up. One is my personal account, the other is my school account (it isn't @gmail.com, but it is run through Gmail and Google so my Droid recognizes it as an @gmail account).

    There are two email applications on the Droid. The Gmail application, and the normal email application. I like the normal application because it allows me to see my combined inbox (like my Blackberry and Pre). The thing I don't like, is that I can't set it up to push emails to my phone. It checks every 15 minutes for email. Is the normal Gmail applications (vs the Email application) push email? I didn't see any options for how frequently it checks for email so I assumed so.

    Basically I'm just confused as to which email to use. I don't want to get notifications from both, I just want to use one application.
    01-20-2010 08:38 PM
  2. PJnc284's Avatar
    the normal gmail app and exchange accounts are push. All others are polled at the intervals you specify
    01-20-2010 08:42 PM
  3. jlgraham's Avatar
    So the deal is, I can have Push email in the Gmail app, but not Push email in the normal Email application with the same exact accounts that Push in the Gmail app. But in the Gmail app I don't get a combined inbox. Seems like extra complications that make for a less productive/cohesive experience...
    01-20-2010 08:52 PM
  4. PJnc284's Avatar
    pretty much. The droid has its quirks. Try copy and pasting. haha
    01-20-2010 08:56 PM
  5. simp_10's Avatar
    Set one of your gmail accounts to forward to the other. You would only need the one account on the droid and have a combined inbox.

    Check here:
    Forwarding mail to another email account automatically - Gmail Help

    I currently have my gmail account setup to bring in my hotmail and my work account. The emails that come in from the other accounts are labeled accordingly but all in one gmail inbox.
    01-20-2010 09:17 PM
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