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.
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?
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???
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.