Gmail Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ansirone, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. ansirone macrumors regular

    ansirone

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    i would like to be able to get rid of the mail in my all mail box in my gmail account. is there a way to automatically delete the copy in the all mail box when i delete the on in my inbox. its bad enuff that i have a grip of mail in my inbox, just wanna know if there's a way to get rid of the copy in the all mail.

    i also use the mail.app. how do i delete all the files in my trash from mail?
    thanks!
     
  2. Purple Pelican macrumors member

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    The copy in the all mail box should be deleted if you delete a message inside the inbox. The "all mail" box is just a box that shows both your archives and your inbox, hence the name.

    As for Mac Mail, there should be an option under the preferences/accounts pane that lets you automatically delete your trash every week or two weeks, whatever time interval you want. That way, it'll automatically delete for you.
     
  3. ansirone thread starter macrumors regular

    ansirone

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    for some reason its still saved in the all mail folder, i have 4076 emails!:eek:

    its gonna take forever to sort thru which ones i still need.

    so much for inbox zero:(
     
  4. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    make sure you have it setup syncing through imap and not pop
     
  5. ansirone thread starter macrumors regular

    ansirone

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    not really the problem so much in mail.app

    its in gmail, still keeps the all mail version of each mail.
     
  6. Purple Pelican macrumors member

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    That's strange. I don't know what's up with that... But I never delete emails in gmail. I just archive them. Their search option is pretty smart, so...

    But as other posters have noted, it might be an IMAP/POP issue.
     

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