Dear Computer Lady,
How do I get my Kindle Fire to automatically check for new email messages?
You can set your Kindle Fire up so that it checks for new emails on a regular basis.
If you are using a newer Kindle Fire, go ahead and open your email inbox and locate the menu button in the top-right corner of the screen.
After you tap Menu, tap settings, then tap your email account.
Now, tap “Inbox check frequency” and select the frequency you want. I have mine set to check every 15 minutes, but you can select anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour.
If you are using an older Kindle Fire, the menu button will be located at the bottom of the screen, and you will be looking for a setting called, Fetch New Messages”.
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