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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by rc109a, May 18, 2011.

  1. rc109a

    rc109a Newbie
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    Since I ma new to android and the apps I have a question about email. I have a Gmail account and notice that my email goes into both the email app and the gmail app. Is there actually a difference? If so which one should I be using. I can open either and see my email.

    The second is my calender. I notice that the calender does not sync with my gmail calender. I make changes, but they do not all appear on my phone. I get emails fine, but the calender is not updating correctly. Maybe I should use a different one? Is there one to sync with my outlook account at home?

    Thanks for the help....Ron:)

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  2. TheSultan

    TheSultan Android Expert

    1. You can use either one. Neither is better than the other, it's just preference. Try both and see which you prefer.

    2. When you add a new event to the calendar, are you sure you're adding it to the correct calendar? In the "new Event" screen scroll down and it will say something like "Calendar to put event in". Be sure it's saving to your gmail and not just the phone.
  3. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Hi and Welcome to the world of android :D

    1. . It's the same thing.. .it's just like logging in via 2 different laptops at the same (or different) times. When you manually refresh your GMail app it syncs it to your gmail account so you get the same "view" as you're accounts current status. You can choose to manual sync (saves battery) or go into Settings > Accounts & Sync you can choose "autosync" and that will automatically refresh your app periodically.

    2. If you update your calender via the phone you need to sync it to your online (server) calender in gmail and vice versa. Having autosync set should do this automatically otherwise you need to sync it yourself manually via Settings > Accounts & Sync > Google > Sync Calender

  4. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    The gmail app is just for gmail. If you're getting gmail in both then you set up your gmail account in both. You can remove it from the email app unless you want it there.

    Sync Android/Droid with Outlook/Exchange has Outlook sync options.
  5. rc109a

    rc109a Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I am unable to get rid of either of the account settings. I go to GMAIL and it shows my account, but I cannot delete it. I go to EMAIL and unable to delete it. I get notifications from both about incoming emails. I only want to use one. Any ideas how to fix this?

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