< Mail By Google

Mail By Google
This is a version of the Gmail 1.5 application enhanced with support for both Gmail and Google Apps email domains.

Type: Freeware
Vendor: Google – Product Page, Online Help, Forum
Data Connection Required: Yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
Reported Working On: Motorola i465, Motorola i776
Reported Not Working On: Motorola i335, Motorola Rambler, Samsung Factor

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.

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  1. does the server for this app still work?

    • It doesn’t work for me any more.

  2. Is ovi browser available here to download?

  3. I have problem with my bolt lite

  4. hey how do i stop email notofications to come in automatically since it seems its draining battery life on my phone , any ideas?

    • Not sure what you mean as this version of the Gmail app doesn’t poll or support push email. It only checks for new mail when you start it or select Refresh from the menu. There should not be any email notifications coming from this app.

    • maybe i didnt explain myself sorry, the thing is every time i open gmail i can see the envelope icons that came in so that kinda tells me that somehow they are being sent in the background therefore draining battery life unless im wrong all i wanna know is how the emails are getting thru? is there anything i can do on settings? thanks in advance!

    • When you start the app it downloads the email headers so yo can see the titles and senders for new messages.

      By default it also preloads the email bodies of messages in the background so that they load faster when you click them. You can turn this feature off in the Settings menu.

      All of the above only occurs when the app is running. If you exit Mail by Google it doesn’t use any resources. I’ve been using this app for several years (with preload on) and it seems to have little or no effect on battery life.

    • thanks for the thorough information Dennis very helpful!

  5. I tried with i776…seems to have downloaded but 1) message on phone calling “mail by google” a “suspended apps” and 2) when I enter user name and password for gmail, phone doesn’t accept “sign in” click (on left)

    • Suspended apps is a good thing. When you close the flip or press the red key twice the app is suspended and you can make a call, send a text or start another app. It’s pseudo multitasking, something most other basic phones can’t do. When you want to go back to the app, click Java Apps, then “Suspended apps” and choose the app you want to resume.

      Mail by Google requires that you use your full email address (someone@boostapps.comsomething.com) to log in. If what you entered isn’t a valid email address the Sign In button doesn’t do anything.

    • yeah, it works! thanks much Dennis!

  6. i dont seem to have the option to delete a contact which is an issue since i misspelled the info the first time. now i have it twice one is wrong one is right. there is no option to delete. is there a newer version of this app with all options?

  7. i have the i465 clutch and this app works great. the only real problem i have with it is the links dont work. so if i i have 2 acces the link (ie: to conferm click) i star & make as unread. tht way when i go to google with opera its super easy 2 find.

  8. How do I download this Gmail app for my i776 Boost Motorola phone?

    • Just click the “Send To Phone” button and follow the instructions. If that doesn’t work please leave a comment indication at what part of the process it failed and any error messages.

  9. Of all the versions of GMail I’ve tried, this is by far the most stable and reliable GMail app for the i465. All the keys are mapped correctly, and it works exactly like it should. Don’t be scared by the older version, sometimes they just don’t make them like they used to đŸ˜‰

  10. does anyone know if theres a app for aol and yahoo mail

  11. I wish there was one I could use with hotmail. That would make my cellphone perfect. I can do it with Opera Browser, but a mail client would make life a lot simpler.

  12. doesnt’ work for my i335, it says my phone doesn’t have the right certify or something like that to connect to google mail server

  13. is there any way you could find one of these for yahoo email?

  14. i like it, I was getting ready to get rid of this phone it was terrible checking my email

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