In Mail App, Yahoo emails can delete, Gmail can only archive?

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  1. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using iOS 7 for a month or so now and I don't think it was this way in iOS 6 but when I am using my Mail app... I can DELETE emails that are Yahoo inboxes, but when I'm in any of my Gmail inboxes the only option it gives me when I swipe is ARCHIVE?

    Why can't I delete those emails?..
     
  2. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I use Gmail with the default Mail app. When you swipe left on the individual message in the Message List, your 2 choices are not grey More and red Trash?

    I have my iPhone 5 and iPad 4 still running iOS 6. When I go to Settings > Mail > Account there is a choice for toggling Archive Deleted Messages ON/OFF. On my iPad Mini-R, running iOS 7, following the same path, there is no option for that choice. I retain the function on the iPad Mini-R because it is selected for my Gmail accounts on the other 2 iOS 6 devices.

    I can't find the Setting for Delete instead of Archive in iOS 7, either. There is an Ask Before Deleting toggle but that's about it. :(

    Although I don't need it, I'd like to know the answer to this one, too.
     
  3. Winona Northdakota, Jun 28, 2014
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    Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    In Mail App, Yahoo emails can delete, Gmail can only archive?


    When you swipe left to delete a G-Mail mail in iOS Mail app, select "More" instead of "Archive", select "Move message" and select "Trash". One can also just open the mail message and long press the "file box" at the bottom of screen where the trash can is ordinarily and select "Trash Message".
     
  4. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for that. I don't see that option listed under More, most likely because I already have Delete available immediately. I did look, to see if Archive was listed in my More menu instead. It is not immediately available..

    I also have the Trash can shown next to the Folder.
     
  5. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    I think this is related to the way google organized their mailboxes with delete not really an option. They want to hold onto all our emails for "market research" :eek:
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Except that you can delete them, as already mentioned.
     
  7. 7thson macrumors 6502a

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    Alternatively, you can change the behavior for discarded mail to delete instead of archive. It's in the advanced section of your gmail account in Mail, Contact, Calendars.
     
  8. Winona Northdakota, Jun 29, 2014
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    Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    In Mail App, Yahoo emails can delete, Gmail can only archive?


    Are you running iOS 7? Make sure you are using iOS Mail app with iOS 7.

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    Explain the "Advanced" section of Mail, Contacts, Calendars? In iOS 7.1.1, there isn't an "Advanced" tab.

    [Edit] I found it: Go to Settings/Mail, Contacts, Calendars/(your G-Mail mail account)/Account/Advanced.
     
  9. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I'm running iOS 7.1.1 on the iPad Mini-R and as I said, have Delete readily available at first swipe. However, I finally found the setting for deleting (where I must've set it also last November) after following the path you detailed above. I marvel that I found it last year & obviously didn't remember now. :eek: Could they have buried that setting any farther down the rabbit hole? *sigh*

    Now where's that OP? :)
     
  10. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    I know it. I have 2 G-Mail accounts for non personal stuff. The last thing I really want to do is archive those emails. It amazes me too.
     
  11. AngelSingz macrumors newbie

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    I don't know if you guys know this already since this post is around 6 months old but I just found out why the delete button isn't there.

    Settings< mail,contacs,calendar< Go to your gmail name < Account < scroll all the way down till you see Advanced < then you'll see "move discarded emails into: "Archived Mailbox is checked so just check "Deleted Mailbox" and make sure you press done when you go back to the account #

    *follow the pics from left to right*
     

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  12. AngelSingz macrumors newbie

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    Sorry the bottom right pic is confusing here Ya go:
     

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