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Reordering email accounts 16

by Adam Marks Mon, 19 Jul 2010 4:34 pm EDT

Have you ever wondered how to rearrange the order of your emails accounts on the main screen of your Email app?  You probably noticed that the order of those accounts are initially determined by the order that you added each of those accounts, but what if you want change them later on?  Keep reading after the break to learn how!


Email Inbox view

In this example, you can see a Yahoo account and a Gmail account. Let’s say we want to swap the order of how those two accounts show up, so Gmail shows first.

  1. From any screen within the Email App, swipe-down in the top-left corner of the screen to bring up the Email Menu, and select “Preferences and Accounts”
  2. Under the “ACCOUNTS” listing, you will see each of your Email Accounts.
  3. Simply tap-and-hold on the name of the account you want to move, and once that box becomes a darker grey (the Gmail account in the example below), just drag it to the position you want it

Before Screenshot of rearranging email accounts   ---->  After Screenshot of rearranging email accounts

  1. Swipe back and you will see that your email accounts (and any associated “Favorites” folders) have been reordered
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Who knew!?

I love webos.

but I swear it really isn't that easy to do stuff.

you need a manual for it forsure.

hopefully they'll make a 30 min how to do everything video would be cool.

I don't totally agree with this. Take this reordering, for example ... once you know how to reorder things in one app, you pretty much know how to do it everywhere.

For sure, there are some apps that don't support reordering a list, so to the extent that not all apps are consistent, sure, that's a pain.

But the apps that do support it tend to do so consistently. I'm now pretty confident when I get a new app that if I need to delete a list item or reorder a list or move back and forth between screens, I'll know how to do it.

Okay, this tip is actually pretty awesome. I had no idea you could do this. Thanks

Bookmarks work the same way.

Had not thought of trying that. Thanks for the tip!

And if you lose your "All Inboxes" folder during an OTA update or doctoring session the way to fix it is to remove each email account individually until the option appears again, then recreate the accounts you had. It's happened to me several times now, not sure why/when it happens (I've got 2 Google Apps based gmail accounts + 1 IMAPS, removing 1 gmail account fixes it).

great tip, thanks for posting



I wish this worked for Contacts. I added Facebook just for the contact photos and now Facebook is the primary profile for every merged contact in my phone, even though my real address book resides with Google. The only way I've found to fix this is to re-set every contact individually using "Set As Primary Profile." :(

These tips are great -- keep them coming!

Nice to know, so many of these tricks you just stumble upon

Thanks! Keep 'em comin'!

These tips are great -- keep them coming!

Cool tip!, , , now, where's my update? ;)

YAY thanks for this tip, ive wanted to rearrange the order since day 1!!!