How to Disable a Combined Inbox on an Android

By James T Wood

The e-mail application on the Android mobile operating system allows you to check multiple e-mail accounts. If you have more than one e-mail account set up with the e-mail app on Android, the messages will be combined into one inbox. Disabling the combined inbox is accomplished by deleting all but one e-mail account from the Android e-mail app. This process doesn't apply to the Gmail application on Android.

Step 1

Open the "Email" application from the application launcher on your phone. Press the "Menu" button, and then tap "Account Settings" on the touch screen.

Step 2

Press the name of the account to be deleted. Scroll to the bottom of the list of options, and tap "Remove Account." Press "OK."

Step 3

Repeat this process for all but one e-mail account. The inbox will no longer be combined. Note that previous messages from other accounts might still be stored in your device for a short time until new messages replace them.

Tips & Warnings

  • Separate your different e-mail accounts by using different applications. For example, you can use the Gmail app and then access a different account with the Email app. Some e-mail might be accessible through a Web Mail interface that you can access through the Android browser.