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Questions related to settings and usage of email on Windows Phone.

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Which email setting consumes less power, push or poll?

I would expect hourly polling to consume the least power, but I cannot find a conclusive answer on forums. This post says that push is better, but only for Hotmail accounts, which is strange since the ...
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Is there a way to sync emails to the server immediately after they are read?

My Gmail messages don't sync immediately to the server after they are read/deleted/modified on the phone. You need to wait for the next sync cycle or press the sync button to manually sync it. I am ...
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Download email embedded images automatically

Is there a way to set the email client to always download images in HTML messages? I've looked all over and can not find any such setting.
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Does Windows Phone 8 support IMAP using STARTTLS?

I have never owned a Windows Phone/Mobile device before, but I have daringly pre-ordered the Nokia Lumia 920. I did however get a copy of Windows 8 yesterday, and found a worrying thing: The built-in ...
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How do we have seperate notifications for different email accounts?

So I have my Gmail and my work email setup on my WP and so here is the problem. I really need my phone to make a notification sound when I get a work email but i don't want a sound when I get a new ...
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How exactly sync option “as items arrive” works?

There is an option to sync Hotmail e-mails (others have too) that says "as items arrive". How exactly it works? It is something like Hotmail does in Desktop when pinned in IE9 (long pooling) or ...
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How to disable default email signature in Windows 10 (Lumia 950)?

I recently switched from Nokia Lumia 920 to Lumia 950 (Windows 10 Mobile), and I can't find the option to disable default email signature in Outlook Mail app ("Sent from Outlook Mail for Windows 10 ...
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Send email button greyed out

Starting this morning, whenever I try to reply to emails on Windows 10 Mobile from my Gmail account, the send email button is greyed out: The funny thing is that if I create a new email, then the ...
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Free up space in Mail & Messaging after deleting mail accounts

I am using a Lumia 730 Windows Phone which I recently updated to Windows 10. The update is installed and the very next day it gives a message for more updates. When I try to install, my phone is out ...
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Is there a single email live tile?

I have pinned 3 gmail and 1 hotmail mail tiles to the start page. This takes up way too much space, is it possible to just have one "email" tile that will indicate if any inboxes have new mail? I ...
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yahoo mail on phone quit [duplicate]

Yahoo mail on my windows htc 7.5 phone suddenly stopped syncing Jan 2016. I can access yahoo mail on all other devices (laptop, desktop, etc.) Just not on Windows phone. I've tried deleting, then re-...
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Outlook notifications

Normally when I receive emails that goes directly to a folder the application does not notify of the new email unless I go to the folder and sincronize.. Is there any solution for this? The ...
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Mail reloads all messages periodically

Every month or two, mail reloads all of the messages on my account. This shows that I have hundreds of new messages, when only a few of them are really new. What's going on? I don't know how much ...
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Configure Yahoo mail account to Windows Phone 8

I've decided to write this in case someone will really needed cause I had to spent lots of time before my Yahoo mail account was synchronized with a Windows Phone 8. What is the problem? When add ...
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How do I wipe my phone after incorrect PIN (device wipe threshold), or is this not supported?

I would like my device to be wiped if I enter my PIN wrong 10 times, similar to the iPhone. However, this doesn't seem to be a feature I can find. I wouldn't normally mind, but our mail admins ...
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Is there a way to add an inbox for institutional email account to the Start Menu?

I have added an email account to my Windows phone which connects to my institutional email inbox. It is not Gmail, YMail, or Outlook so there are no apps already so I can add the app to Start for ...
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How can I undo the deletion of an email?

Occasionally, I accidentally delete an email from an email account - for IMAP accounts this is usually fine, as it just moves them to the deleted items; I appreciate that any action will have to ...
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Saving an audio file as a ring tone

On my WP8 Nokia phone, I have received a audio file ring tone in an email and in a text which I sent to myself from my old phone. How do I save it to be able to use as ring tone?
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Add Gmail account in Windows phone

I have a Nokia Lumia 720 phone which is up-to-date (I just checked it before typing here) and am using Windows 8.1 on it (OS version: 8.10.14219.341). I frequently get my mails on Gmail and so I wish ...
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How to save attachments

In Windows Phone 8, is there a way to save an attachment that is in an email to the phone or up to SkyDrive so I can view it at my leisure after my emails are cleared out? In particular, someone sent ...
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Getting Errorcode 80C805E2 when syncing E-mails for a week now

Since last saturday I can't sync the e-mails of my hotmail account anymore. Everytime I try to sync I get the errorcode 80C805E2 (I'm going into mails, press sync and get this error after a short ...
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How to re-enable Google mail?

In attempt to downgrade my phone to be a bit more dumb during vacation, I disabled synchronisation on my Google account inside the email settings. I was a bit surprised when the email tile ...
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How to enable smime for email?

My question is how to enable SMIME sign and encryption for standard email account (imap/smtp)? I want to automatically sign all out email messages and ecryption if possible for specified percipients. ...
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Phone not downloading media in whatsapp, not getting connected to FB through App, email not syncing. Messages can be sent and read in whatsapp

Phone not downloading media in WhatsApp Not getting connected to Facebook through App, email not syncing. Browsers are not connected to browse the Internet. Messages can be sent and read in WhatsApp. ...
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How to attach files to an email in Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

In the default email client in Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, how can arbitrary files(.zip, .mp3, .txt, .pdf etc) be attached? AFAIK, the storage is sand-boxed, the file handler can implement hooks to the ...
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How to pin Emails+Accounts on the window screen?

I accidentally removed the default emails+accounts pin from the main Windows Screen ( has an envelope as an icon) . Now how do I pin it back to the main Windows screen? The option to pin it is not ...
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Emails from gmail show up twice on phone email app

When I get incoming email from my gmail account it shows as two identical emails grouped together. One is flagged as Folder: All Mail. How do I resolve this so Windows Phone recognizes this as one ...
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Is it possible to set the email client to not automatically download images?

On previous versions of Windows Phone (7.x, 8.x) and Windows Mobile, there was an option to not automatically download images. Where is this option in the mail client for Windows 10 Mobile?
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Syncing email drafts in Windows Phone

I am currently using HTC Radar, and I have used Android phone earlier, in the android phone, even the drafts are also synced for gmail (it is gmail app for android). In the HTC Radar, I dont see ...
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Outlook email account and attachments - “Download didn't complete. Try again.”

On my exchange account - when I receive an email with attachment and want to download it, I get this error every time: Download didn't complete. Try again. Taping again on the attachment has the ...
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Enable sound notifications for email subfolders

I am running WP on the Nokia Lumia 1020. Previously I had multiple Outlook email subfolders pinned to my homescreen, and whenever one received an email I would get a sound notification. I recently ...
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How can I really delete e-mail in my Gmail account?

I have Gmail syncing to my Lumia 1020. Before Windows Phone 8.1, I could sort of delete e-mail by hitting the delete key. It would go to a Deleted Items folder, which I then had to delete in the ...
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Is it possible to abort email synchronisation?

It appears that recently email synchronisation is hanging "quite regularly" (at least daily) - this leaves the notification on the lock screen, but stops all the email accounts (Windows Live, Google, ...
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Change where deleted emails go?

I have a gmail account setup on my phone (lumia 925) and I have noticed that when I delete an email using the mail app it places it into a newly created "Deleted Items" folder instead of the trash. ...
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How to edit original message text in a reply?

In Windows Phone 8, I get an email. I want to reply to it or forward it. The text of the original email with headers is added at the bottom of the edit screen. Is there any way to delete or edit ...
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Linked Inbox tile's number of new messages stuck

A previous question of mine was about buggy synchronization of emails in a linked inbox on windows phone 8 running on a Lumia 920. Now I sort of got the synchronization working by tweaking with the ...
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How to handle Spam (IMAP)?

I am reading my Mail from many different E-Mail-Accounts on my Windows 8 Phone. Some of them use "plain" IMAP from simple hosters, so there is no server-side Spam-Filter-support whatsoever. Is there ...
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Email synchronization only on business days in Windows Phone 8

Is there a way to synchronize Email/Exchange accounts only on defined days on defined times? I have a Exchange account from work and I want to receive those messages only on business days between 8:00 ...
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Lumia 735 with Windows 10 Mobile Gmail send button disabled [duplicate]

I have a Lumia 735 with Windows 10 Mobile installed. Ever since a few days ago, I can't send replies for emails from my Google account. If I create a new mail, the send button is enabled, but if I try ...
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How can I send a file (doc) to a mail as reply

I got a mail from someone, now I need to send a file (doc or xls file) in reply to that mail. I am not able to attach anything other than photos. Is there any way to do this. I can send doc file as ...
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with WP8.1, how to send full size photo as attachment using email?

I am trying to send photos as attachments using email (default app) on my WP 8.1 (Lumia 540). It re-sizes files to ~500 KBs (from 7 MB file). I am actually sending these file for printing and these re-...
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No Outlook emails in my Windows Phone

I have a Nokia Lumia 520. I have configured Outlook with the settings received from my company. But I'm not able to see old mails in it. I also downloaded Outlook Hotmail connector, but I see only new ...
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How to customize the interval for email setting “Download new content”?

Settings -> email + account -> select an account Under Download new content, I see options normally like as items arrive, 15 mins, 30 mins hourly and manually. How can I set customized hours like ...
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Email and Download pictures issues

I have a HTC Trophy phone with Windows 7.5. I am unable to download my pictures from my phone to my computer. Actually when I connect my phone via USB cable it does not show on my PC at all. My PC is ...
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Where are files downloaded from Gmail stored?

Where do the files downloaded from Gmail (which were received as attachments) go in the Files app? I am not able to locate them.
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Logging in to Gmail using the native email app with Application Specific Password

How does one do this? My email password is 100+ characters, and to be frank I don't want to type the password in only to mess it up and do it over again. When I try adding my account and use my ...
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Logging out of my windows live account is it possible?

I added windows live as an account on my phone and it is now using a 3g network and costing me money. Is there any way for me to delete this account? I have an LG Optimus Quantum. Thanks :)
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How to setup e-mail settings to maintain conversations?

My brother has a WP7 phone, and when he answers to my e-mails, it becomes a new conversation in Gmail. If we write to each other in the same subject e.g. 8 times, I will have at least four ...
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Is there any way to workaround the “error code 80072f0d” when syncing against an Exchange server?

At our work the certificate for connecting to our Exchange server has expired, generating a Error code 80072f0d when I'm trying to sync my work emails. Is there anyway to make the sync work ...
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How to forward a media file in Whatsapp

I want to download a media file from my email attachment and later forward the same from my whatsapp account. I am not able to view my downloaded media file. How do I forward the file from my whatsapp ...