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Android Gmail App NOT SYNCING DRAFTS


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  1. aenick99

    aenick99 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Starting some time within the last few days (appx. 8/31/10) drafts created within the Gmail web interface (whether on your PC/Mac or using the browser on your Android device) are no longer being pushed to the Drafts label within the Gmail app on your Android device !!!

    This is a major issue !

    See the following thread:

    Drafts created and saved in Gmail on PC (using Chrome) no longer appear within Drafts (label) in Gmail app on Droid X - Google Mobile Help

    Please add comments there and star this issue so that Google addresses this ASAP !

    thanks
     

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  2. aminaked

    aminaked Well-Known Member

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    I use K9 to check gmail. You can set it to sync Drafts.
     
  3. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    Comment added.
     
  4. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

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    Also having this problem, only it didn't start until I unrooted. Even after the Donut update came through, it still does it. I rooted again using Universal Androot and installed setcpu and nothing else, but that's neither here nor there.
     
  5. koolbon

    koolbon Active Member

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    Ironically, I just noticed trying to updating my Gmail app manually.
    I downloaded the file and created a draft with a file attachment from PC, then I tried to grab it on my phone, but it wasn't there. Wait/refreshing didn't help. I am pretty sure it worked before since I do this quite often. Weird...

    When I go to labels, it shows there is a draft, but when I open the folder it won't show me anything. Furthermore, if I choose to see all mails it is there as a draft with the subject and all, but I cannot open it!!
     
  6. koolbon

    koolbon Active Member

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    Of course, if you created a draft from your phone it is there and reopen it without a problem.
     
  7. aenick99

    aenick99 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Drafts created using the Gmail web interface are SUPPOSED to show up in the Drafts label in your Android Gmail app and be automatically synced. This is the way it always worked and the way it was designed to work. It only stopped working about 3-4 days ago. Google has already "acknowledged" the issue (see the thread referenced in my first post).
    I think this is a MAJOR issue and one that should be fixed ASAP -- Kind of surprised at the lack of response by users to this problem.
    You start composing an email on your PC -- don't send it -- and save it -- thinking you'll finish it later and send it from your phone -- NOW it isn't possible (except by having to use the browser) -- Or you take some notes and save it as a draft in Gmail -- so you can later access it on your phone (tons of people use Gmail drafts as a notepad) -- Well, NOW YOU CAN'T !!
    This really should be fixed -- so please, people, let Google know
     

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