1. ButterRex's Avatar

    I don't remember this being a problem with GB, but i just upgraded OTA to ICS.
    I'm using a completely stock Epic Touch 4G.

    I have 4 Gmail accounts on my phone....they are all separately set up.
    One is my primary, one is junk, one is work related, and one is joint with my wife.

    When i go through my contacts to send an email....it sends from the last gmail account i viewed.
    This has caused me to send from an account i didn't mean to. I assumed it was using my primary account, but it doesn't...it looks like it sends from the last gmail account i viewed/opened.

    Is it possible to set a global default Gmail account to send from when i'm not starting the email from the within gmail app?

    When i share a link through the browser by gmail...it also sends from the last gmail account i viewed.

    I would like it to always send from a global default gmail account, instead of the last one i accessed, so that I don't send emails from the wrong one. It's annoying to always verify i'm sending from the correct account and changing it within the email each time...sometimes i just hit send and forget to check which account it's sending from.

    Thanks for any help on changing this setting.
    08-02-2012 11:08 AM
  2. blars1206's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure the default is always the account you first setup. I know that is how it was on older versions of android and am certain that pay didn't change. But I think your best bet is to try a third party email app.
    08-03-2012 12:36 AM
  3. norstarguru's Avatar
    Ok- you need to dump your phone- when you set up the main gmail account set it up under the gmail icon- any sub accounts you have or want set it up under email...u should be good... Make sure all your data is backed up on that gmail from a computer before u do all of this...
    08-03-2012 07:15 AM
  4. wrecklass's Avatar
    I apologize for bring up this old subject, but it appears with ICS and JB the ability to set which account is the default has gone away. I too have a need to set the default account and cannot find it anywhere. As the OP says, the non-Gmail apps will use the last "viewed" account as the default for sending mail, and every time I open GMail app and switch accounts to read mail, that becomes the default for other apps. Very annoying.

    If there is a way to set this somewhere, I'd really like to hear it. Using the non-Gmail "Email" app is not an option for me as I need several features of the GMail app and GTalk which can only be used if the Gmail accounts are added to Gmail. This seems to be a tremendous gap in the current functionality of Android.
    09-09-2012 02:26 PM
  5. Tikki Htown's Avatar
    :i'm having the same problem my contacts keep syncing now I have 6,500 contacts and all in my phone one per 25+ times.
    I try to delete them and they keep coming back... Can somebody please HELP...
    02-04-2014 08:49 AM
  6. Craig Hayward's Avatar
    Has anyone figured this one out? I have three gmail accounts and I would like to have one of them selected as the default "sending" account for when I do things like send pictures via email.
    07-03-2014 04:23 PM