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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by absolutebica, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. absolutebica

    absolutebica Member
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    I used Google Domains / Apps for my mail..so instead of @gmail, I have mine @absolutebica.com

    So I am logged in..everything is fine...I have my contacts, I can view my mail, etc... I have it set to AUTO-Sync everything.

    however, when I send a test email to my account...it never shows up automatically. I am finding I have to physically go into my settings, data synronization, and manually sync my mail for anything new to show up.

    Whats up? Is there a specific time limit set somewhere for when it checks for new mail?


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  2. southerntim

    southerntim Lurker

    You can set how often your phone syncs with gmail, by going to the menu/more/settings/send&receive/setdownloadfrequency tab and picking your choice.

    If you figure out how to configure the "manual" choice, let me know, I've got it set on 5min right now, but would go to 1 or 2 . .
  3. absolutebica

    absolutebica Member
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    Are you talking about the "native" gmail support on the phone..or if you setup your gmail account manually via the "mail (HTC MAIL)" application (i.e;, you can choose pop, imap, exchange, etc..)?

    I don't get those settings if I choose MENU from within gmail...or even in the Data Sync. settings in the SETTINGS area.

    Can you elaborate please.

  4. southerntim

    southerntim Lurker

    Must be on the native email function, which I set up for gmail.

    When I pull up the gmail lodo'd email I get different menu options.

    But when I open mail through the widget that looks like a maibox with a bent flag, the menu options are as I described above.

    Don't know why my setup had the mailbox instead of the gmail widget, but there you go.

    try that one and holler back
  5. W4LLY

    W4LLY Android Enthusiast

    The only way to get "push" (instant) e-mails is with K-9 Mail.
  6. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast

    I disagree. I don't use the stock e-mail app, I use the actual Gmail app. I turned off notifications for the stock one. When I get an e-mail, I instantly get a notification (or maybe within a few seconds or so). When I click on the notification, it takes me to the Gmail app and I can read the e-mail. Through some testing, I also found that this also does not affect my awake/sleep time, so I plan to keep it ;)

    Inside the Gmail app's Settings, I have Email notifcations "checked" on. Not sure what else there is to set, really... I dunno...

    Also, greetings all... Been reading here and finally decided to register :D

    EDIT: Also, I am using an actual "@gmail" address, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference. Hope this helps.
  7. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert


    the only way to get true push email is either

    the native gmail app using gmail


    k9 email which if you setup any email as imap can get push, instant, email

    (there may be other 3rd part email clients that do this as well)
  8. AndroidEd

    AndroidEd Well-Known Member

    So basically you can only use a gmail account on the gmail app, and any account using K9?

  9. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    yes gmail only on gmail app

    k9 will take any email

    one alternative is to forward all your non gmail accounts to gmail then you you will get then VIA your gmail acct instantly.
  10. AndroidEd

    AndroidEd Well-Known Member

    Thanks, is K9 real push? Because some softwares state they are real push, but aren't
  11. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    real push as you get them within 10 seconds or less....yes
  12. falexs

    falexs Member

    I can't get Gmail to sync automatically. I have turned on automatic for Gmail only. Help.
  13. absolutebica

    absolutebica Member
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    You "can" enable your gmail to use with the HTC mail app (non native gmail app). I am not sure what the K9 app is..unless they are one in the same.

    Enable IMAP in your Gmail account settings online, and when choosing IMAP on the droid, just enter the respective settings that match up to this:

    Outlook 2007 - Gmail Help for port numbers, smtp, etc...

    btw - my native gmail app seems to be accepting emails now. not sure, at the time, why it was delayed.

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