Gmail mails, but doesn't

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  1. Vagulus

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    I use Gmail as my mailer on my iPad Air. It works just fine as a stand-alone. However, if I try to email an article from a newspaper (or rather the link to same) or a document from DocScan there is no result.

    Is there some setting I have fouled up? I have just reinstalled Gmail and I think all the setting look okay. What should I be looking for?
     
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    Check in your Settings app, under the "Mail, Contacts, Calendar" line/category.

    In there should be a line titled "Default Account." See if you've got one listed. If you use the Gmail account as the default, it should then work on apps on the iPad.

    Marilyn
     
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    Thanks Marilyn

    All is well there but it refuses to work. I just tried from "USA Today" with no luck.

    It used to work under 0S8 but hasn't since the upgrade. I currently have 8.1.1
     
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    Trying to find out what's causing your problem, I found out that Gmail, although set up as default account on my iPad now, doesn't send at all from other apps. It shows my Gmail address at first, but as soon as I enter an email address in the To-field, the Gmail address disappears without that I'm doing anything, and changes to the Outlook address. My Settings are right, I went through them as well. I suppose there's a problem with Gmail, or the new update and Gmail don't work together, if it worked before 8.1.1.
     
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    Thanks for that. I guess I'll just have to wait until Apple get it sorted out.
     
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    If you have not done so, you might try deleting and re-adding the Gmail account. If something has changed on the servers this will refresh the accounts settings with whatever the new defaults are.

    It also, sometimes, fixes things for completely unexplainable reasons.

    If you are using 2-step authentication with Google, don't forget you'll have to get a new app specific password to authenticate GMail in the Account settings.
     
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    Up to your usual, inimitable standard!
    That did the trick.
    Thanks
     
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    Glad to help.

    Of course, mail services do occasionally stop then resume working, for no reason at all. So it could be a coincidence.
     

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