General Managing Gmail with Eris

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by FAF2010, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. FAF2010

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    I have set up a Gmail account that I can access from my Droid Eris phone or a PC. After I have read them, I don't want to show all of my emails on my phone, but I don't necessarily want to permanently delete them so I can't see them I my PC. Is there a way to do this?
     

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  2. tproctor

    tproctor Well-Known Member
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    I archive mine when I'm done. I can still get to them on my phone, but they don't show in my Inbox.
     
  3. TJTHEBEST

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    In your contact list, hit menu>view> check only contacts with phone numbers.
     
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  4. doogald

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    Well, I suppose that you could use the Mail app rather than the Gmail app. Go into "settings" in your gmail account, turn on POP access in the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab, make sure you have option 2 set to keep mail in your inbox in Gmail, and then set up the Mail app to access your gmail account using POP, using the manual setup and using these settings:

    Configuring other mail clients - Gmail Help

    One drawback is that the message read status will not be synced to your gmail account. If you do need this, I agree with the previous poster that archiving (and perhaps starring the messages, to mark them as messages that you want to see later on your PC and make them easy to find in gmail) is the best option.
     
  5. Kevkelsar

    Kevkelsar Well-Known Member
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    Archiving your emails does not delete them, it just makes it so they are not visible in your Inbox. When you do a search in your Gmail, all Archived emails are also included in searches. I very rarely delete my emails.
     
  6. FAF2010

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    Thanks for the help.
    Looks like archiving will do the trick. I have also set up some additional folders (Labels) where I can store some of the emails and still access them from my PC.
     
  7. J.R.

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    That "Menu>view" trick, is that only on 2.1? I don't see it on my 1.5 options.
     

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