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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by budhatouch, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. budhatouch

    budhatouch Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Is there an "unread" emails option in gmail? If I save an email to read later its really annoying to have to scroll around to find an unread email. HTC email has this option (two envelopes on the bottom) but the gmail app gets my email faster. Any help?
     


  2. slugbug

    slugbug Well-Known Member

    If you figure it out let me know cuz I would like to do that too!! I hope not to have to run 2 mail apps just so that I can use that (plus gmail doesn't show the unread count, which I like as well).
     
  3. Munnarg

    Munnarg Well-Known Member

    Download Gmail Unread Count, and just use that as your widget. It shows the unread email and when you click on it that's what it will load.
     
  4. vgsantiago

    vgsantiago Well-Known Member

    Try 'Gmail Unread Count', that might work for you

    Gmail Unread Count - Android app on AppBrain
     
  5. stainlessray

    stainlessray Android Enthusiast

    sorry about the tangent, but i wanted to throw something into this conversation, as well as ask a question.

    what is the benefit of using the gmail app???? i keep seeing various complaints about it, like copy/paste doesn't work, and this one as well. seems to me that requiring 2 different apps to manage 1 email account is counterintuitive. so i'd like someone to explain why it's so important not to use the native email app.

    presently i have 4 email accounts. instead of creating 4 accounts in the native mail app, i just forward all my mail to my primary gmail account, this way i just get all my email under 1 roof. a tap on the arrow in the top right of the email screen, shows me the account it was sent to.
     
  6. vgsantiago

    vgsantiago Well-Known Member

    Makes more sense to have one app manage everything when possible.

    But for me personally my Gmail is my 'If you have this email address you're in the circle' lol... But seriously my other email account\accounts (i.e. provided by isp, my kinda care address and I'll look at it once a week, my i only created this email address so I can sign up for crap things and you can spam me all you want and I don't care address)

    So I am one of those that use the two email apps, one for Gmail and the other native email app provided by my isp. My isp was my primary, then I got the evo and I wanted to go all Google, so I've notified my 'circle' giving them my gmail address. All that to say some people might have their reasons:D
     
  7. stainlessray

    stainlessray Android Enthusiast

    but as to my question, i was also asking why use the Gmail App on the phone at all given its evident shortcomings? Not questioning either having multiple accounts, or keeping them seperate so much as how they access the mail.
     
  8. vgsantiago

    vgsantiago Well-Known Member

    quite honestly the stock mail app is much more robust than gmail. If I had been totally wheened off my isp email I'd totally go with the stock for my Gmail
     
  9. cary328is

    cary328is Android Expert

    What an interesting thread. I've always thought the gmail app was somewhat lacking a lot of basic functions but its strange considering it's googles own app. You would think they would make it kick ass like google maps. instead Htc made a much better mail app
     
  10. budhatouch

    budhatouch Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Because the Gmail app is always running. All my mail gets forwarded to gmail, so in essence if I use the stock email app then I have 2 apps consuming power for email. I understand the stock app has more standard features that are lacking in gmail app, but it would be convenient just to use gmail app and not have the stock email running at all.
     
  11. meyerweb

    meyerweb Android Enthusiast

    I can't get the htc email app to find my gmail account. I've got gmail set to sync with Pop3, but when I put my email address and password into the htc account setup screen, it says it can't find my email account.

    Anyone got the htc email app to work with gmail & pop3 (using 2.1)?
     
  12. GiftedPlacebo

    GiftedPlacebo Well-Known Member

    This.

    I forward all my personal emails to the gmail account associated with my phone, and have reply email set to my personal domain. Works great. Plus, my company uses Google Apps, so its just convenient. Until 2.2 the notifications worked great and I was very happy with the gmail app. Now that gmail has f'd up syncing... ugh, maybe I'll end up switching to something else.
     
  13. Cobravision

    Cobravision Android Expert

    For all the inconveniences, it doesn't seem to be worth using the Gmail app since, inexplicably, it's so crappy.

    I have all my email accounts set to the mail app. Unless the push feature is really important to you, I can't understand why you continue to use such an inferior product.

    I also can't understand why GOOGLE can't make a decent mail app for THEIR OS when they have a good one for iOS. This part is simply mind boggling.
     
  14. Wartickler

    Wartickler Lurker

    Do a search in Gmail for:

    l:unread
     

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