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  1. chicksmom
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    Greetings:

    Yesterday, I just purchased a Droid 2 Global, which I think is going to be great but is somewhat intimidating right now. I'm a low key, low tech person (not that I can't do it, just didn't see the need. My old flip phone worked fine), so I have made the jump from a Model T to a Maserati (I think). Looks like there is a lot of assumption of knowledge on the part of both Motorola and Verizon, as the manual is not very helpful.

    I was able to get my three e-mail accounts up and running (how's that for a beginner?!) but have not figured out how to sync them. Also, it goes into sleep mode when I put it down for seemingly 45 seconds. How can I extend that to say, five-ten minutes?

    Looking forward to figuring out how to get the most of my new tool. By the way, will be giving the "Global" a real tryout -- heading to Ireland tomorrow!

    Thanks for any help for for having this forum,

    Bethanne
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    ah, lassie, not to fear [in Irish brogue]! ;)

    welcome to the forum - glad you found us! if you really, really want a full manual, i think they can be downloaded from the Moto website. you'll find a lot more info and help in here, tho. browse/search thru the Droid Discussions section (for anything Droid Related) and then head over to our separate D2 section, devoted entirely to that device. tons of info, and even more friendly people willing to help.

    as for your specific question, hit the menu button/settings/accounts and sync/and choose the ones you want to sync. also, in the settings for the email app(s), you can choose whether you want push, manual sync, or periodic, or whatever. for the screen issue, hit menu/settings/display/screen timeout to choose the length of time. you probably don't want 4-5 mins, because your screen is your biggest battery hog, and you don't want to waste batt life just to have your screen on when for 5 mins when you're not even using the device.

    have fun on your trip! and don't forget to download the DroidForums.net app from the mkt, so you can take "us" with you!! :)

    jump in, get involved, don't hesitate to ask questions, and join in the fun!!
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    Welcome aboard!! Glad to have you here and hope you find answers to any/every question you may have.

    You've already gotten some excellent advice from Husker. Here's a paragraph of a writeup I did about saving battery power. It applies though to your email issues (well, sort of, but it's another option for you to consider):

    Emails: I don't know what email app you use, but consider this scheme. It saves battery power and in some cases emails arrive quicker. This scheme will have you using only the Gmail app on the phone for all email accounts whether they are pop3 accounts or Gmail. Go to the Google Gmail inbox on your computer and log into the Gmail account. On the top right of the screen is an option called Settings. In there is an option to have the Gmail program poll your regular, non-Gmail accounts (From the inbox; Settings/Accounts & Import/ Check mail using POP3). Provide the email address and the password. The Google Gmail program will then poll your other accounts on a frequency from 1-5 minutes and push the email immediately to your phone. The polling frequency is determined by each account's activity - more emails = faster polling. This saves battery power because on the android OS pop3 accounts are polled at a frequency of 1-30 minutes and that really eats battery. Because the phone goes and checks those accounts for mail whether there is mail there or not.

    Good luck!! :)
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    welcome to the forum. I have a D2G if u have questions, don't hesitate to ask. there is a separate section for Global if you wanna take a look at some interesting info

    Aloha from Hawaii