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  1. jamor

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    I cannot find a way to change the push setting for the Gmail app that came with the phone.

    I setup a Yahoo account and was able to adjust hourly, 2 hour, manual, etc..

    For the Gmail, I cannot find a setting that allows to adjust this?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. jamor

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  3. gobluejd

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    It is push (instant). There is no setting using the GMAIL APP.
     
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  4. Ladera

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    This.
     
  5. gobluejd

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    ???
     
  6. gijoe411

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    it means your correct

    no setting to change, its nice.
     
  7. tranceFusion

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    What if I don't want pushes? Mainly I prefer not to be bugged with, say, spam coming in at 4am.

    Should I set it up as a regular imap account? And is there any benefit to the Gmail app over the regular mail app?
     
  8. tranceFusion

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    BTW. what settings did you use for yahoo?? I can't seem to get it to work.
     
  9. gobluejd

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    Well first, you should not be getting hardly any "spam" thru GMAIL. Second, it's kinda counter productive, don't ya think? Would you always be switching back and forth between polls? I mean if you could do it, would you switch from push to 8hrs when you went to bed, then switch to PUSH when you wake up? If thats the case, just uncheck the EMAIL notifcations before you go to bed, check it back when you wake up.
    :thinking:
     
  10. greenrolaids

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    Go online to your gmail acct.

    Go to settings and then to the forwarding tab.

    Turn off pop and enable imap.

    Imap means that your phone will not have to look online for email, the email will be auto sent as soon as it comes in.

    Now you dont have to worry about your phone constantly looking to see if you have any mail on googles servers.

    which means better battery life.

    ;)
     
  11. tranceFusion

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    Well, a nice feature would be to schedule the notifications to become silent as certain hours of the day.

    But, on my iphone, I left push notifications off entirely, and simply hit "Mail" when I felt like checking it, and it would pull the latest from the server. I dont really feel like I need a constant notification about my email since rarely do I communicate with friends via email these days. It is usually some sort of corporate correspondence.
     
  12. gobluejd

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    Okay understood, but back to spam, how much are you getting thru GMAIL? Must be allot.

    So why are you using GMAIL if most is thru corporate response?

    Not trying to be a jerk, just trying to see if I understand you better.

    One option it to set FILTERS (in GMAIL) so all email is read, then you will not get notifications?
     
  13. nstallion

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    There are apps that allow you to change audio profiles based on the time of day.

    I don't use any but I did a quick search and this one looks good: Timeriffic - Android app on AppBrain
     
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    How do I search for older emails? Am I missing something? I cant it anywhere. Thanks.
     
  15. tranceFusion

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    I don't usually get much spam, but i get a ton of crap that I don't want bothering me in the middle of doing something else.. Most of the stuff I am getting is like "Your payment has posted" or "Your order has shipped" or "Come check out this cool sale".

    It isn't SPAM.. I mean I have done business with them before.. but I just don't care to read it the second it comes in. Friends I talk to on Facebook or texts.. I don't use email for personal correspondence.
     
  16. Squintz82

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    Anyone else tried the ActiveSync method for Gmail? It's working great for me, and I think it's a true push method.
     
  17. gobluejd

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    Try the FILTER and then you will not be bothered. At this point, I am not sure there is anything else you can do.

    If you take your current GMAIL address, and filter as described, then all emails will not show NOTIFICATION on PHONE. Then send people of importance (ones you want to responded to this email address (or similar) yourgmailname.PUTWHATEVERYOUWANTHERE@gmail.com. Those emails will come to phone and you will be notified.

    OR

    Thinking about it, it sounds you could care less if you get notified AT ALL. I'd just filter as described and when you goto your GMAIL app, all the emails will be there, just marked read. Much simpler, depending on what you want.
     
  18. nstallion

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    Or you could go into the GMail app. Settings > uncheck "Email Notifications"

    Or if you want the notification but no noise, Settings > Select Ringtone > silent
     
  19. douger

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    Or spend $11 on Locale, which will probably allow you to set up a profile that will do what you want.
     
  20. nstallion

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    OR get Timeriffic for free and have it mute notifications while you are asleep.

    (so many "or"s with Android! :D)
     
  21. douger

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    I'll have to try that one.

    I've been going into silent mode at bedtime.

    I miss the Blackberry's bedside mode... :(
     
  22. axel_2078

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    There are definitely things I miss from my blackberry too, but I'll just have to adapt because this is a pretty awesome phone.
     
  23. r5a7b

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    Agreed....


    All, point of clarification on the GMail app... This functions as a push email as is? Do you have to make the change in setting online from pop to imap for this? Also, I've made the HTC Mail client only manual update to prevent further battery loss as this is only pull, correct?
     

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