1. fotyc's Avatar
    I searched around and couldn't find anyone having posted this anyplace...

    For the past couple of days, when I have either opened or deleted all my new email, instead of thinking I have 0 new messages to open, the phone thinks I have -1 new emails. I am not sure how this happened or how to get it to reset itself. There was one night when I did a bunch of deletes, and the messages seemed to need to come back and have to be deleted again, so maybe there was one I deleted twice? It's very peculiar. It isn't causing any harm, but it's beginning to annoy me because I know it's not possible to have a negative number of new messages... I turn off the phone every night and it's remained -1 over the past couple of mornings with a fresh start.

    Stock/unrooted phone on AT&T...
    02-22-2013 09:43 AM
  2. Klotar's Avatar
    My suggestion would be to reset the Email app.

    Settings (gear icon) -> Application Manager -> (Sidescroll to ALL) -> (DownScroll to Email) -> Select Email -> Clear Cache and then Clear Data

    You may wish to try clearing Cache first, exiting out and seeing if that solves it before clearing data.

    You will probably have to set your email/options again but that resolved all email related issues for me.

    Note: I don't use the Gmail app, I just use Email for my gmail. So you may have to clear your Gmail app data in the manner described above too.
    02-22-2013 02:07 PM
  3. fotyc's Avatar
    I did that, and it solved the problem. I was hoping not to have to, but it was no big deal to redo it.
    02-27-2013 07:27 AM
  4. whatsitsname's Avatar
    It's too late for you now but next time you can search for "unread" mail in gmail and it will help you find the dreaded unread mail. I use to do the clear data thing too until I read about this trick.

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 2
    02-27-2013 01:23 PM
  5. fotyc's Avatar
    Really? I was in the stock email app and it was saying I had -1 new messages... are you saying I should have searched for unread mail in gmail and it would have fixed my stock app saying I had -1 new messages? Sorry... not sure what you are recommending... the problem wasn't an unread message I couldn't find, it was that it said I had a negative number of unread messages...
    02-27-2013 02:23 PM
  6. whatsitsname's Avatar
    Never heard of minus 1 mail. Anyways when you have a number, you can usually go into Gmail labels and it will tell you which label that the number belongs to.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
    02-27-2013 02:40 PM
  7. Bill Klorman's Avatar
    Thank you
    06-20-2013 08:13 AM
  8. trucky's Avatar
    Maybe you read more emails than you should have...?

    Glad you got it resolved.
    06-20-2013 08:25 AM
  9. Serge tkint's Avatar
    Same issue here:
    I have 6 inboxes and the "-1" was not on the GMail but on one of my own domain.
    There were no more message to read.
    Deleted all msg's in inbox, resync and etc... nothing helped.

    Only thing to do was to delete that account and recreate it.
    07-29-2013 09:32 AM
  10. Hoebeb Martin's Avatar
    how do i find my verification code mail
    08-25-2013 04:27 PM
  11. GSDer's Avatar
    how do i find my verification code mail
    Some clarity is required - I have no idea what you're talking about.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    08-25-2013 11:09 PM
  12. JoeRomeo's Avatar
    I just saw this with a clients phone. Bizarre.

    Email/inbox count = "-1"??-imag1037.jpg
    11-04-2013 09:07 PM
  13. jpriest007's Avatar
    I have seen this on mom's also. Anyone know how to fix it?

    Posted from my Galaxy Note 2 via Android Central App
    11-05-2013 05:18 AM
  14. shawn88882003's Avatar
    WHAT WORK FOR ME WAS DOWNLOWN APP sms counter. The 1 went away from my messaging. I uninstall all is well! NOTE 2!

    - - - Updated - - -

    WHAT WORKK FOR ME WAS DOWNLOWN APP sms counter. The 1 went away from my messaging. I uninstall all is well! NOTE 2!
    12-11-2013 04:04 PM
  15. shawn88882003's Avatar
    WHAT WORKK FOR ME WAS DOWNLOWN APP sms counter. The 1 went away from my messaging. I uninstall all is well! NOTE 2!
    12-11-2013 04:05 PM

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