Finally! Actually delete gmail instead of archiving it

gladoscc

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Jul 13, 2011
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Why would you ever want to delete messages anyway?

ANYWAY:

Settings -> Mail -> youraccount -> Archive Messages to OFF

Being here like, in iOS3.
 

LoganT

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I wonder what took them so long.

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Why would you ever want to delete messages anyway?
You're right, 10 years down the road I may want to read Nigerian money scams that were sent to me.

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Why would you ever want to delete messages anyway?

ANYWAY:

Settings -> Mail -> youraccount -> Archive Messages to OFF

Being here like, in iOS3.
That's if you set up Gmail as a regular Gmail account and not a Microsoft Exchange account.

Basically if you setup Gmail with Microsoft Exchange to get things like push email, when you deleted a message from your inbox it wouldn't actually delete it, but archive it.
 

magicpinkdrink

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Um I hate to burst your bubble, but I've had my iPhone 4 since September 2010 and there has always been a setting to delete gmail. It doesn't come default, so you have to go in and change it but the option to delete instead of archive is not anything new
 

gothamguy

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Oct 20, 2011
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Um I hate to burst your bubble, but I've had my iPhone 4 since September 2010 and there has always been a setting to delete gmail. It doesn't come default, so you have to go in and change it but the option to delete instead of archive is not anything new
That was not an option if you had it configured as an exchange account. It would always archive.
 

Small White Car

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That was not an option if you had it configured as an exchange account. It would always archive.
Then why does my Exchange Gmail say 'Delete' when I swipe a message? It's been like that for a long time now, and I certainly didn't go through the steps the OP's link says to do.

I don't know why they're saying this is new. My Exchange G-Mail has done it for at least a year now.
 

nuuuuts

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Jul 2, 2011
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Then why does my Exchange Gmail say 'Delete' when I swipe a message? It's been like that for a long time now, and I certainly didn't go through the steps the OP's link says to do.

I don't know why they're saying this is new. My Exchange G-Mail has done it for at least a year now.
It probably just removes the label from your inbox but it's still there in all mail.

You can select the messages and move them to the trash folder does the same thing but this is much quicker.
 

gothamguy

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Oct 20, 2011
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Then why does my Exchange Gmail say 'Delete' when I swipe a message? It's been like that for a long time now, and I certainly didn't go through the steps the OP's link says to do.

I don't know why they're saying this is new. My Exchange G-Mail has done it for at least a year now.
Yeah, it says "delete" on the button. But when you hit that button it does not go to the trash folder. The email remains in the "all mail" folder on gmail. So anything you deleted on the iPhone or iPad is merely archived if you go t the gmail web login.
 

dtbratt

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Its about time! I hated when I deleted a email and it went into All Mail.

Alot of people may think it is deleted but they always use to go into All Mail. Now they actually go into the Trash!
 

sulpfiction

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magicpinkdrink said:
Um I hate to burst your bubble, but I've had my iPhone 4 since September 2010 and there has always been a setting to delete gmail. It doesn't come default, so you have to go in and change it but the option to delete instead of archive is not anything new
I hate to burst your bubble, but you didn't read the OP's post. "Delete" was not an option when set up as an Exchane acct.
 

dtbratt

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I have noticed something though. The emails do go to the Trash. But when I go trash to clear it out, they do disappear but do come back when I refresh?
 

whsbuss

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Just checked my gmail web interface and its in All Mail, not trash and it has no label. Is there something else I need to do?
 

SporkLover

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Nov 8, 2011
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Thanks for the notification and finally thanks google.

Last week I just realized that I wasn't really deleting old emails, so I cleaned out my archived email of 4000+ emails........
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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I never had a problem deleting email when usin gmal as exchange. It takes a few extra steps but not a big deal.

You can simply tap the mail icon and under the accounts section on the bottom tap "Gmail Exchange". Delete anything for good under the folder "All Mail". This will delete from your device and gmail server.

If your jailbroken, you should install "All Mail" from cydia so you can delete a mass amount of mail at once.
 
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