Recently I tried making Gmail my primary email because I was getting sick of Yahoo losing its link to my phone (or whatever it's doing). I created the mandatory Gmail account when I bought my Bionic last September. In order to get rid of the Yahoo account the phone said I had to reset to factory defaults. After doing this and signing in to my Gmail account I ended up with a slightly different email address and 590 emails that are not mine!
The email address was spelled the same but had a dot (.) in-between two of the characters. No matter what I try I cannot get my email address to appear as it should when I add the account (spelled correctly). I took the phone to Verizon and they were just as helpless so they are getting me a new phone but I don't think that's going to make any difference. To me this makes Gmail absolutely useless for email and security.
I know we all need to create a Gmail account just to use a droid phone but I think this is ridiculous. Does anyone here know anything more about this problem? Apparently it has been around for years. You'd think Google would have the resources to fix something so frustrating. When the time comes I think I'll try the new Outlook email from Microsoft.