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  1. dmunz

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    Antoher "Android Newbie" Question.

    Is there a difference between the Gmail App and the e-mail set up on the phone? When I set u0p the phone I went through the registration process and included my Google account information. I then set up the Gmail app.

    Now it looks like I have two different programs syncing with Gmail. Is that right? I can't imagine there being any advantage to this so what is better, running Gmail through the stock mail program or using the Gmail App. If the latter, how do I get rid of the phone mail program.

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    The Gmail app uses what we call server push - your gmail will be pushed to your phone so it's basically getting you your email in real time (as much as your network allows).

    I don't use the Gmail app at all - I strictly use the Mail app, and set it to poll my various accounts at independent rates, and also by time of day.

    My work email - every 15 minutes during work hours is fine, otherwise, hush. My friends and family sending me the latest jokes - every so often during work hours, every hour during my off-time.

    And - the Mail app is HTC-specific, so it takes advantage of text reflowing on zoom, etc, etc.
     
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    So it sounds like there is no need for the Gmail App.

    Thanks,
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    Noobe here myself and will not get my phone till Monday. Good question...

    Dennis
     
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    It would be awesome if you could enable push for gmail in the hTC email app. I just hate having 2 different email programs running, an wasting battery polling the hTC app every 15mins for email, when you can get push that will not eat battery. Maybe someone should make a app to sync gmail to the htc app in your profile so you can get rid of the gmail app.
     
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    Just set you Gmail up as exchange. The new sense allows multiple exchange accounts.

    What Are the Gmail Exchange ActiveSync Settings? - About Email
     
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    I try to set this up but I keep getting an authentication error on both my personal gmail account and my work google apps account. I have checked my settings and everything looks correct. I would rather use the htc mail app because of the text reflow and download of attachments.
     
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    i prefer the GMail app vs the Stock app b/c i've multiple replies to single emails--"threads" and the Stock app will display each one as a single email, whereas Gmail app will only show one email.

    so instead of scrolling through 45 emails (duplicates of a single email with one new line response), the Gmail app will show you the email itself, and upon tapping it--will take you to the newest response.

    it just looks cleaner to me. but, to each his/her own

    (yes, Stock app enables Conversation view by scrolling along the bottom icons--but i prefer this to be default, which can't be done on the Stock app)
     
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    I figured it out. I got it to work after a hard reset.
     

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