Droid razr doesnt recognize GMAIL as email account

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    God bless all.

    I usually send out group emails on my computer so I thought id set it up on my razr. I got the group set up under contacts without any flaws. I go in to send an email to the group and it had them all set up for me nice and neatly. Then it asks me for an account and gmail isnt even an option.

    I really dont want to have to add my gmail account under the email accounts section then id have two email apps if you know what i mean.

    Do most people use The gmail app or just the email app? Help!


    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
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    I use the Gmail app, but I don't send e-mail to Groups either...
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    Use the Gmail app as your main email app: Using Gmail as your own personal push mail server

    It not only works better than the native email app, but it will save you battery power as Google will poll your pop3 accounts and then push email to your phone. Your phone will no longer have to automatically poll.

    Good luck.
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    Very helpful guide.

    Thanks for posting that Bayou!
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    After I've taken a photo with my Droid RAZR, how do I send it to an email address? (I just upgraded from Blackberry, where there was an email icon available as soon as you took the picture!)
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    You will see a button that has two arrows pointing upward

    sent from my Droid RAZR. 1st android after almost 4 years with apple.
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    THANKS! I see it now!
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    Another GMAIL issue. When I used an email account, I got notification of new email at the top bar of the home screen. Now that I use the gmail app, I don't get the notifications. Does anyone know how to make those show up on the DROID RAZR?
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    Open the gmail app/menu/more/settings/tap your gmail account and select email notifications.
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    It IS selected. I just noticed that when I manually refresh the Inbox, the notifications appear. I see under settings, there's a place to tell it how much email to Sync, but is there also a place to tell it how often to refresh? Thanks.
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    The gmail app doesn't "refresh". You gmail inbox on the Google website pushed a new email to your phone when it arrives. That is one reason the Gmail app saves battery power over using the native email app. The native email app has to be setup to go to your server and check for new emails on a preset frequency. That means it uses power to go check regardless of whether there are new emails or not.

    There are settings all over the place at effect gmail syncing. Look under Accounts in the main settings menu, look at any smart actions you've setup. It sounds like there is some place where it is not set right. If everything is set right, then you need to go to Manage Applications/All/Gmail/Clear Data.

    Good luck.
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