Is it possible to deactivate the default mail-client Mail / Gmail?

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  1. a2109a

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    Is it possible to deactivate the default mail-client Mail / Gmail? I do not need it, I will use K-9, which is not installed at the moment. With my last installations I put these 2 apps in quarantaine with Titanium Backup, but for a while I do not want to put anything in quarantaine, because I am searching for a hard to understand wifi-problem. Maybe it's gone. Since a complete new install I din't notice it, but it is too early to be sure. The tablet has to be in standbye for a longer time, to test it.
     
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    If you delete any accounts in the 2 apps they will become dormant. You could certainly remove the shortcuts.
     
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    I don't want to delete my gmail-account and AFAIK I couldn't. Especially I want no symbol in the task bar at the bottom and no syncing, because the connection is not secure. This stupid mail client cannot handle SSL.
     
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    I was referring to the account in the mail, app, not the account on the tablet, just to be clear. If you go to settings - account and long presss the Google account you can select what will and will not be synced.
     
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    If you have ICS or JB you should be able to disable them:

    Settings - Apps - All - Gmail - Disable (Or Uninstall Updates then Disable)

    It will be at the bottom of the All list if you want it back.

    Repeat for the Mail/Email app.
     
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    Thanks, for explaining this. I deactivated it, rebooted and I still see at the lower right bottom the "M".
     
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    It looks like it is the same feature as "quarantaine" with other apps, like Titanium Backup or SDMaid
     
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    Did you clear the notifications? Usually that M simply means you have unread Gmail. Clear notifications or read the mail and it should go away. Then if the app is disabled it shouldn't come back.
     
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    How can I clear notifications without starting the mail client?
     
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    Swipe them left or right.
     
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    The play store requires a gmail account, so you'll have to find another way to install apps,. you don't have to use gmail , just do not put a gmail account in when asked. Android is heavy synced with your gmail account, all your contacts, reader, talk and many other apps sync with your gmail account,

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    I don't think the issue is disabling the Gmail account, just the mail app. You do not need the use the mail app for any of the other Gmail account related stuff to work.

    JP
     
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    Don't totally understand your message

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    All you need to do is just remove all gmail accounts from syncing, under acoounts in settings, just uncheck all Google APS from syncing, but a gmail account is required for the play store

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    Go to Settings - Accounts - Google - and uncheck all the apps (mail, calendar, contacts, Picasa, G+, etc.$
     

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