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Motorola Xoom: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

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Chapter 12. Gmail and Email

You want email? You’ve got email. Your Xoom does a great job of handling whatever email task you throw at it. Want to send and receive attachments like pictures; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files; and PDFs? Your Xoom can do that. How about working with just about any email service out there? It can do that, too. You can also manage your mail, sync your mail, and plenty more right on your Xoom. It’s a great way to have your email always at hand.

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This chapter shows you how to get the most out of email on your Xoom.

Understanding Email on Your Tablet

Your Xoom runs on Google’s Android operating system, so it comes as no surprise that its main built-in email app is for Gmail. You don’t have to use Gmail if you don’t want to, though; you can use your current email service instead. Or you can use both.

Gmail on the Xoom works a bit differently from other email services, so this chapter covers both methods.

Setting Up Gmail

Android is built from the ground up to integra with Google services—search, Google Maps, Gmail, Picasa, and plenty more. If you already have a Gmail account, then when you set up your Xoom, you tie into that account. If you don’t have a Gmail account, you first need to set one up.

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When you first bring your Xoom home, you may already be set up to use Gmail. Sometimes sales staff at a retail store or a service provider set up your Gmail account ...

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