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E-mail help...

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by director517, May 3, 2010.

  1. director517

    director517 New Member

    May 3, 2010
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    Hi folks. I wonder if someone can help me out with a little problem on my Droid Incredible (which I love.) I can read e-mails in my inbox while riding on the subway, but I can't respond to them. If I respond, and press send, then I get a message saying "sending failed. you must be connected to a wi-fi network".

    But surely there must be a way to write e-mails while you're not connected, and then have them sent when you reconnect (i.e. when you exit the subway?). I can't believe this wouldn't be possible. I have a feeling there's a setting somewhere that I haven't found.

    In fact, when you use the menu button to look at all the folders, I see that there IS an "outbox", so shouldn't the e-mails you compose on line just go into the outbox for later sending, like they do at home?

    All help appreciated.

    On a separate note... Any advice about the best app for making to-do lists?

    thanks.
     
  2. n99hockey

    Moderator

    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    chances are you have no service when in the subway
    do you see an X near the signal bars? or none of the bars lit up? is so thats probably why, and once you get out of the subway tunnel they should send after a few minutes (depends on the type of account) and if not, just open the account up and hit menu and then refresh, that should push them out
     
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  4. director517

    director517 New Member

    May 3, 2010
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    Thanks, Scott. What you're describing is exactly what I thought should be happening, but it's not. Hmmm. When I compose an e-mail on the subway (knowing I have niether wi-fi nor 3G available) and then press send, I get that message: "sending failed. You must be connected to a network." My only option at that point is to go to the menu button and press "save as draft". What I was expecting, as you described, is that the message would go immediately to an outbox and get pushed out later when the phone reconnected to the network.

    Any thoughts? I hate to take up your time.

    I feel like there must be a setting somewhere which puts e-mail into an outbox automatically to be sent later, but that's not what's happening. I'm confused.

    Sam
     
  5. n99hockey

    Moderator

    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    honestly i am not sure, i am quite new as well, and havent been out of a service area at all
    i can only assume that since what we both think should happen doesnt, then perhaps after you write it just save as a draft and send when your back in service

    im here all the time, dont worry about it

    im sure if there is a setting someone here with much more android experience than myself will chime in
     
  6. gnath9

    Silver

    Feb 10, 2009
    0
    I think you can enable offline mail from the PC in gmail.
    Its just a guess that it will correct your problem tho ...
     

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