Finally! Actually delete gmail instead of archiving it

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  1. gothamguy macrumors member

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  2. gladoscc macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    I wonder what took them so long.

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    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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    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.
     
  4. magicpinkdrink macrumors member

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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
     
  5. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    Great to see they finally provided a solution!
     
  6. gothamguy thread starter macrumors member

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    That was not an option if you had it configured as an exchange account. It would always archive.
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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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.
     
  8. Longdrive macrumors member

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    ^^
    Wrong
     
  9. nuuuuts macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  11. gothamguy thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  12. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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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!
     
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    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.
     
  14. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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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?
     
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  17. EC99SS macrumors member

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    Awesome thanks for the heads up! Yay finally...
     
  18. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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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?
     
  19. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    Did you go to m.google.com/sync and enable the feature?
     
  20. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Yea I did. What's the Enable Send As option?
     
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    I never got the whole idea of Archiving, and it really pissed me off. Why would Google care to archive SPAM that I delete anyway?
     
  24. SporkLover macrumors 6502

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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........
     
  25. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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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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