Cannot removed email account from stock email app


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Jul 28, 2018
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Hey I cannot figure out how to remove an email account from the standard Android email application that is just called email in on my phone.

It's a IMAP/SMTP email account I manually added but no longer need. I have tried a long press on the account in the accounts page but no extra menus ever pop up. There also normally is no extended menu (the three vertical dots that sometimes appear in the upper right) but I can sometimes get one to appear but it only lets me remove picture approvals.

In the settings page for my account I have read that there should be a remove account option at the very bottom. The screenshot I took is scrolled to the very bottom and there is no remove account option.

Please help me remove this account without resetting to factory settings please!

My versions are

Android version 8.0.0


I just updated to a new security patch today but this problem was here before I updated.


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B. Diddy

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Welcome to Android Central! I moved this from the Android Apps forum to the General Help forum, since the former is intended for developers to promote their apps.

Try going to the main system settings, then Accounts, then see if that email account is listed there (maybe under Mail or Email). Can you remove it there?