Anyone annoyed about gmail using Archive automatically for all your emails?

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    OverSpun

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    Its good on my iphone, but in apple mail, now I cant ever find stuff. Its ridiculous. Now, I have to find stuff from the website gmail, and thats only way.

    Lame! What do you guys try to fix this? :(
     
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    ijen0311

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    You can change it in the mail settings.

    Mail - choose account - Archive on/off


    Edit, now that I'm rereading, I'm not sure if you mean on the iPhone. If you're talking about on the computer, sorry...
     
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    OverSpun

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    I'm trying to stopping it on the computer. But, I cant stop it on my laptop or desk. Its good on my iphone, tho.
    Can I stop it on my computers somehow? I've been trying to stopping it everywhere.
     
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    iGuardian

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    What's the difference between archiving and deleting? Doesn't it go into the trash either way?
     
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    OverSpun

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    archive never deletes stuff, which is good on an iphone, but on my computers, I never delete stuff.. but now I cant search my inbox from mail, and its impossible now.
     
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    iBlue

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    No. Trash is different. Archive merely takes the inbox label off and if you don't apply another label the email goes into the catch-all category of "all mail" (excluding trash and spam, of course, that's separate).

    My Gmail inbox only has emails in it that I need to tend to in some way, almost like a to-do list. The rest are labelled accordingly and archived. Gmail's labelling system is really handy. I seldom delete anything but I have several different labels so I can search and find things again easily. (Such as labels for purchases, private message notifications, and all sorts of other stuff.) Keeping a smaller inbox makes the page load faster, especially on a mobile device.
     
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    doug in albq

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    Is is an overly difficult process, but you can set up your OS X mail to delete instead of archive.

    Google it.

    Search term something along the line of...

    How to actually delete gmail email messages in mac osx mail...

    personally, I just corrected this behavior myself a few days ago.

    You can switch it to actually delete messages, but the process is (purposely) convoluted.
     
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    OverSpun

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    Ya, I've been googling for that too, and I cant figure it either. Can you show me?
     
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    doug in albq

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    OverSpun

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    Awesome! Thanks!
     
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    doug in albq

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    No problem. Once you actually have it set up correctly you will need to hit the delete button to move the message to your locally set up trash on os x mail, and then delete it a second time from the os x trash to actually get rid of the message...and do not quit os x mail immediately because it takes a few seconds to have os x mail communicate with gmail to actually delete the message from gmail's servers.

    Like I said, convoluted.

    Why have apple and google made it so difficult to actually delete the mail one wants to get rid of?...Good question, huh?
     
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    OverSpun

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    I think so too! It was such a pain. I've been pissed at gmail trying this. I was away from my computer in a few months in the hospital, and when I finally got home, and I though gmail deleted most of my emails... but later, I figured that with the archive stuff. Real lame.
     

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