help with email and FB notifications...thanksSupport


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  1. mina576

    mina576 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello....I'm a newbie android user and so far loving it. I had a blackberry previous to my new fascinate and was happy with it but am way happier with my fascinate. Although, I'm having a problem (maybe it's normal for the droids and this phone) with my email notifications and FB notifications.

    Email

    I have my aol (primary) and yahoo emails on my home page but don't get notified when I have a new email. I have to physically open up the email icon. Is that normal for this phone? or is there a way to have a notification on that top bar (where txt msg notif. are) when I do get and email?


    Facebook

    I know it's not a necessary thing but I was used to with my BB that I'd get a notification star on my FB icon when I had a new message/notification. Is there a way to have that on my FB here. The only way I know I have any FB notifications is when I physicall open my FB icon and see a star on the notification bar at the bottom of my screen. I don't even know if fascinate and FB offer this kind of notification but if it does I'd like so enable it.

    I'm also having a problem syncing my fb contacts with my phone contacts. I don't know if its because my FB acct is under a different email than the gmail acct you need for the fascinate.

    Any suggestions for my questions would be much appreciated.

    Thanks
    mina ​
     

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  2. Moonfire

    Moonfire Well-Known Member

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    First of all, welcome! Yes, I'm still a newbie here myself, but I'm gonna welcome you anyway, dangit.

    There is a bug in the Email app that sets the default email check frequency to Never. To change this, look at an Inbox, tap Menu > Account Settings > Email Check Frequency, and change it to your liking. I would recommend not selecting 5 minutes, since it is my theory that that setting is related to the "Email never refreshes even though I told it to bug", but that's just my guess with no actual research.

    This is the part I know the least about. There is an option for Notifications, but it appears that I never got any (granted, I get about 2 FB events a week..). Maybe someone else has more insight into getting this part to work. However, to get to the Notification setting, open Facebook, go to Menu > Settings, and it's in the top portion labeled General Settings.

    Alright, I'll admit I haven't tried this till now. What I did was go to Contacts > Menu > Accounts > Add Account button > Facebook, and give it my login information (and adjust the settings to my liking). Not sure if it works yet, though, as it seems Sync is having issues *mutters* but I'll keep you posted.

    Once again, welcome to the forums! Hope you have lots of fun with your new shiny toy, I know I am.
     
  3. mina576

    mina576 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks Moonfire...I will try what you suggested and let you know how it worked out for me.

    thanks again
    mina
     
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    Moonfire Well-Known Member

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    You're more than welcome, and please do, I want you to be able to do what you want with your phone! Especially since it looks like it should be able to.
     
  5. Agapens

    Agapens Active Member

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    This thread should be stickied or put in the Tips section. I had no idea that the e-mail program was capable of notifications....I just thought it sucked. Thanks!
     

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