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gmail - froyo lost access to send from alternate address?


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  1. droidster87

    droidster87 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just got the OTA update to Froyo, and discovered that I can only send email from my gmail address. On the gmail web client, and on 2.1, gmail automatically uses my alternate address (i.e., "me@mydomain.com").
    Since the update, I only have access to "me@gmail.com".
    I do have two gmail accounts set up -- and can switch back and forth between them. I'm tempted to try deleting that account from the phone and re-adding it, but since it's my primary google account for my phone, I'm not sure what other problems may be created.
     

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  2. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member

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    You may have to do a factory reset. Its annoying, but may fix the issue.
     
  3. droidster87

    droidster87 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is there a thread somewhere on what I need to backup before a factory reset? A quick search on "factory reset" shows that it's a possible solution to almost every problem, but I didn't see any info on whether I need to backup what's on the SD card, for example.
     
  4. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member

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    A factory reset of the phone will not erase the content on your sd card. It will simply return your phone to the way it was when you first got it from the store.

    You will lose sms/mms messages, and the settings will be reverted back to how they were when you first got the phone.

    All the applications will be removed from your device as well. Any paid applications you had will be marked (in the market) as purchased in the "Downloads" section. Any of the free apps you will either need to remember what you had, or use an app to back them up. The easiest thing to do (for free apps) is to just download an app called atrackdog. Then send yourself a list of the apps you have installed on your phone via email.

    Make sure your contacts and calendars are synced with you google accounts you have entered.
     
  5. droidster87

    droidster87 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Did the factory reset - no change in behavior. I even signed into Google using the me@mydomain.com user when I set up the phone up, but it did the setup as me@gmail.com and behaves just as before. I will have to use the web gmail client until I can find a solution for this ... a real letdown.
     

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