Preventing Gmail from autochecking for new mail?

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  1. blizeH

    blizeH Well-Known Member


    I'm not sure if this is possible, but on my Galaxy S3 I constantly get notifications for new email - I have found an option to disable those notifications, but will it still be actively downloading them etc in the background?

    Ideally I only want to see new emails when I actually load the app.

    Thanks :)

  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Menu button>settings>accounts and sync>google account>uncheck gmail
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  3. blizeH

    blizeH Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I can't find that in particular but I can go:

    Menu button -> Settings -> Goggle Account -> Gmail sync -> Google Account -> Sync Gmail?

    Is that the one? Also, will that remove the mail from my account? :D
  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Nope it wont remove the mail. It just means it wont download emails unless you open the app and click on refresh
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  5. blizeH

    blizeH Well-Known Member

    Perfect, thjank you!
  6. rus1499

    rus1499 New Member

    I am having the opposite problem I have synched all my e mails and can not get notifications unless i go into them and hit refresh
  7. mallen2

    mallen2 New Member

    I have the same issue and have to hit refresh. Not if its because I have synch turned off. i do this because I don't want all the Google contacts etc. downloaded to my phone. Is there a way to sync just the mail and not the contacts?
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    If you go to menu>settings>accounts & sync and tap on the gmail account you can uncheck sync contacts.

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