Trashed an important email on my iPhone , help!

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Soundhound, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    The trash button is right next to the indented circle at the bottom of the iphone, and I sometimes trash emails by mistake. Well I did that again today, and went to get the email in the trash, to file it somewhere else, or forward it to myself so I'd have it again. And I hit trash again. Ack! It's an important work email and I need to get it. Is it gone forever? I've looked on my macbook pro, imac and on the web, but can't find it. Anything to do here aside from ask for it to be sent again?

  2. alangrehan macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    I would have thought it goes to the trash folder but I've checked mine and there's no messages so obviously it deletes them permanently.

    This is one of the reasons I stick with gmail.

    Why can't they just have the option to change this to an archive button like with gmail.

    When you have multiple inboxes open as you go through the messages this icon changes back and forth from archive to trash depending on which account the email is from and it's easy to automatically click it when you are trying to archive something.
  3. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    That's interesting. I try to keep everything all mac as much as I can these days, to keep things simple. But mobile me mail is rife with problems. All of a sudden there are a bunch of different folders, on the mac server, on my hard drive, that I don't understand. on my iphone when I trashed an email, I used to be able to move it back to the inbox, but that folder doesn't show up in the screen when I try to move it now. What's that all about? I rebooted my iphone hoping it would be there, but no dice. I'm getting tird of mobile me mail. it's buggy

  4. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    If you use apple mail. In mail prefs under accounts / mailbox behaviors / there is an option to keep deleted mail on the server for a period of time - 1 day, week, never etc...

    Make sure your settings are the way you want them to be and re-sync your iphone

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