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Email Attachments with Gmail on Fire 10 7th gen

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Offline foxinthesun
09 Dec 2018, 04:26 PM | Post: #1

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Email Attachments with Gmail on Fire 10 7th gen

Hi Everyone,
I have had my Fire 10 for a few days and generally really pleased. However, when I try to download an email attachment using the Gmail App, it fails. The download icon shows for about 2 seconds then clears. However, if I access Gmail using the browser I can download the attachment without problem. Anyone know a workaround for this problem? I have tried deleting my gmail account in the app then starting over, but it is still not downloading. Grateful for any help.
Offline jobo
11 Dec 2018, 03:52 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Email Attachments with Gmail on Fire 10 7th gen

(09 Dec 2018 04:26 PM)foxinthesun Wrote: Wrote:  Hi Everyone,
I have had my Fire 10 for a few days and generally really pleased. However, when I try to download an email attachment using the Gmail App, it fails. The download icon shows for about 2 seconds then clears. However, if I access Gmail using the browser I can download the attachment without problem. Anyone know a workaround for this problem? I have tried deleting my gmail account in the app then starting over, but it is still not downloading. Grateful for any help.
well it's the app or how your using it , it may just be faulty, or if down loaded from not the Amazon site, it may have a Google dependency that your kindle doesn't support, or more likely it is down loading the attachments and your looking in the wrong place for them, a modest attachment will easily down load in a couple of seconds.

it depends how much you want the app to work as to what you do about it  ?. as it takes very much the same time to hit favourites in you browser as it does to open the app, if just stick with what you know works
Offline foxinthesun
11 Dec 2018, 04:38 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Email Attachments with Gmail on Fire 10 7th gen

Thanks Jobo, I agree it is probably the app, I downloaded it from Google Play. I'll check for updates or try re-installing. I like to use the app as it is just one click to get to the inbox, whereas if the browser is not open, it is a minimum of 2, more if you want to open a new tab. Also I find the app opens faster and uses less data. However, it is not a big problem, I don't get that many attachments so can just use the browser on those occasions. Just wondered why it was happening. (or should that be NOT happening!)
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11 Dec 2018, 06:06 PM | Post: #4

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(11 Dec 2018 04:38 PM)foxinthesun Wrote: Wrote:  Thanks Jobo, I agree it is probably the app, I downloaded it from Google Play. I'll check for updates or try re-installing.  I like to use the app as it is just one click to get to the inbox, whereas if the browser is not open, it is a minimum of 2, more if you want to open a new tab. Also I find the app opens faster and uses less data. However, it is not a big problem, I don't get that many attachments so can just use the browser on those occasions. Just wondered why it was happening. (or should that be NOT happening!)
have you also installed the Google play frame work, ie. the three apps,,,  .?
if not then I'm surprised it works at all. check the Amazon store to see if they do one for Gmail ( possibly not ) 

try this one 
https://m.apkpure.com/gmail/com.google.android.gm
but then Gmail maybe just to googly for a kindle !
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11 Dec 2018, 06:11 PM | Post: #5

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(11 Dec 2018 06:06 PM)jobo Wrote: Wrote:  
(11 Dec 2018 04:38 PM)foxinthesun Wrote: Wrote:  Thanks Jobo, I agree it is probably the app, I downloaded it from Google Play. I'll check for updates or try re-installing.  I like to use the app as it is just one click to get to the inbox, whereas if the browser is not open, it is a minimum of 2, more if you want to open a new tab. Also I find the app opens faster and uses less data. However, it is not a big problem, I don't get that many attachments so can just use the browser on those occasions. Just wondered why it was happening. (or should that be NOT happening!)
have you also installed the Google play frame work, ie. the three apps,,,  .?
if not then I'm surprised it works at all. check the Amazon store to see if they do one for Gmail ( possibly not ) 

try this one 
https://m.apkpure.com/gmail/com.google.android.gm
but then Gmail maybe just to googly for a kindle !
plan b install es file explorer and use that to go into " downloads " and see if it is saving them but you can't access them ?
Offline foxinthesun
11 Dec 2018, 06:16 PM | Post: #6

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RE: Email Attachments with Gmail on Fire 10 7th gen

(11 Dec 2018 06:06 PM)jobo Wrote: Wrote:  
(11 Dec 2018 04:38 PM)foxinthesun Wrote: Wrote:  Thanks Jobo, I agree it is probably the app, I downloaded it from Google Play. I'll check for updates or try re-installing.  I like to use the app as it is just one click to get to the inbox, whereas if the browser is not open, it is a minimum of 2, more if you want to open a new tab. Also I find the app opens faster and uses less data. However, it is not a big problem, I don't get that many attachments so can just use the browser on those occasions. Just wondered why it was happening. (or should that be NOT happening!)
have you also installed the Google play frame work, ie. the three apps,,,  .?
if not then I'm surprised it works at all. check the Amazon store to see if they do one for Gmail ( possibly not ) 

try this one 
https://m.apkpure.com/gmail/com.google.android.gm
but then Gmail maybe just to googly for a kindle !
Yes, installed framework etc in correct order and all other Google play apps work fine. I have just looked at Amazon apps and there is a gmail app specifically for the Kindle so will install that one, or the one from your link instead. Thanks for the suggestion.
Offline foxinthesun
11 Dec 2018, 06:18 PM | Post: #7

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RE: Email Attachments with Gmail on Fire 10 7th gen

The downloads were not in the download folder until I saved via the browser.
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11 Dec 2018, 06:35 PM | Post: #8

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RE: Email Attachments with Gmail on Fire 10 7th gen

Thanks Jobo, job done. The 'gmail tab' in the Amazon apps works just fine and downloads attachments without issue. Quite a good interface too. Cheers.