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Support Difference Between "Email" and "Gmail" Apps

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  1. Starbuckpga

    Starbuckpga Well-Known Member
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    So what is the difference between the "gmail" app that is on the Nexus and the "email" app that is on there as well? I'm not using the "email" app or have it setup and just the "gmail" for now. However I do not get any notifications in the top left when I receive an email nor does my LED light flash letting me know I have a new email.

    Is one better over the other? At one point last night both had been setup on the phone, but deleted my gmail account info from the email app and just now have the gmail app running. Do I need to use the email app instead to receive email alerts?
     

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    Check your settings within the Gmail app, there should be an option for Notifications.
     
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    Email is more generic I believe. Would be used if you added a non-Gmail account for example.
     
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    Bingo.

    The GMail app is for GMail or Google Apps accounts.

    The Email app is for Yahoo, AOL, MSN, etc (all other email accounts).
     
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    Hmm..opened up my gmail app, went into settings, but do not see an option for notifications. Also went into the phone settings as well and do not see anything there either.
     
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    Sorry about that, I haven't got my phone yet, figured it would be standard. Here's something someone said to turn off the notification ringtone, perhaps what you want is in the same place?

    "Go to Settings; tap the account you want to change under Account Settings; scroll to the bottom and select Labels to notify; tap Inbox then Ringtone; and select Silent; Done."
     
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    I figured it out. I had turned off the sync option on my gmail account as I didn't want my contacts synced to the phone. So I turned it back on and disabled the option the sync for my contacts as I don't use gmail contacts.
     
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    the gmail app wont let you pinch to zoom...

    seriously google wtf.
     
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    The Email App doesn't support PUSH notifications...

    "seriously google wtf." x 2

    this might be a deal-breaker for me as my work accounts are non-gmail IMAP and I need PUSH notifications. The email clients in the app market that support PUSH are terrible.
     
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    To piggyback on this, I'm having a terrible time setting up my school email account. I set it up just fine on my blackberry, but it's being ultra-stubborn. I don't know if it's a pop3, imap, or exchange account? But I've tried each option. POP3 and IMAP say "Couldn't open connection to server." Exchange gives me "You typed an incorrect server address or the server requires a protocol version that Email doesn't support."

    ALL of my email is done through my school address. This is going to be very frustrating if I can't get it to work. Anyone have any insight, tips, anything? The address is xxxxxxxxxxxx@msu.edu, if that helps at all.
     
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    I have my corporate email account linked and push works just fine.

    The only thing with email I can't figure out is how to include an LED notification for either gmail or email. I tried LightShow based on suggestions here, but I found that the LEDs don't stop blinking until you launch the associated app, even if you checked the email via the computer leaving you with no unread messages.
     
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    I would think your school IT website would have instructions for accessing their email server.
     
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    some of here are wrong..

    Gmail app cannot zoom
    Email can zoom and also it has a capable of PUSH. you have to set your email manually then change your server to m.google.com

    i don't use Gmail app because Email is much much better!
     
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    Push works just fine for me.
     
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    If you use the email app the quickest you can receive your email is every 5 minutes. With Gmail it shows almost instantly.
     
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