Gmail question (about labels)

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by nippyjun, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    In my gmail account are 2 labels that i don't know if i need and i think they could be related to the iphone.

    I have [gmail]trash and [gmail]spam.

    I also have "trash" and "spam" labels that are "system labels".

    Is there a need to have [gmail]trash and [gmail]spam if i have the system labels of spam and trash?

    I know that when you move emails on your iphone to different folders they do certain things such as archive, or star. So if i deleted the [gmail]spam and [gmail]trash labels would that remove any functionality of moving/deleting, etc of my email.

    Some of the articles i've read on imap stuff show a [gmail]/trash and [gmail]/spam but i don't see the "/" on mine.

  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I have a label for IMAP trash (which had no labeled messages), but I don't seem to have the ones you have. I have GMail set up as a "Gmail" account on the iPhone (not using Exchange server for push).
  3. nippyjun thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    I have mine set up as a "gmail" account too and not exchange.

    Interesting. I wonder where those labels came from. When i look in those "folder" there is only some older stuff in there.

    Anyone else have these.

    I want to delete them but don't want it to mess anything up.

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