Droid Bionic: Receive E-Mail Messages - dummies

Droid Bionic: Receive E-Mail Messages

You’re alerted to the arrival of a new e-mail message in your Droid Bionic by a notification icon. The icon differs depending on the e-mail’s source.

For a new Gmail message, you see the New Gmail notification, shown in the margin, appear at the top of the touchscreen.


For a new e-mail message, you see the New Email notification.


Yahoo! Mail also features its own New Mail notification icon.


To deal with the new-message notification, drag down the notifications and choose the appropriate one. You’re taken directly to your inbox to read the new message.

To peruse your Gmail inbox on the Droid Bionic, start the Gmail app. It can be found on the App menu. The Gmail inbox is shown in this figure.


To open the inbox screen when you’re reading a message, press the Back soft button.

To check your Email inbox, open the Email app. You’re taken to the inbox for your primary e-mail account, though whenever you have multiple e-mail accounts on your Droid Bionic, you should use the Messaging app, covered in the next section.

  • Search your Gmail messages by pressing the Search soft key when you’re viewing the Gmail inbox.

  • Gmail is organized using labels, not folders. To see your Gmail labels from the inbox, touch the Menu soft button and choose Go to Labels.