How to Turn Off Combined Inbox on an Android

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How to Turn Off Combined Inbox on an Android
You can view the e-mails on any account separated from other accounts. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Devices running versions 2.0 and higher of the Android mobile operating system include a feature called "combined inbox." The pre-installed, default e-mail client app allows you pull incoming e-mail messages off multiple POP, IMAP and Exchange accounts. Combined inbox then lists all messages as part of the same inbox view. You can, for any configured e-mail account, choose to see the messages arrived to that account on their own separate inbox -- not as part of the combined inbox.

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  1. 1

    Press the "Home" button on the Android device. The device will display its home screen.

  2. 2

    Drag the tab at the edge of the screen over the rest of the screen. The device will display a list of all apps installed. Scroll until you see the app named "Email."

  3. 3

    Press the "Menu" button on the device, then select "Accounts." Tap on the account whose e-mails you want to see separate from other accounts'. The email client app will display a separate inbox containing only those messages.

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