iPhone Gmail Tip: Turn the Trashcan Icon into Archive

You gotta love the Mail application on the iPhone. Coupled with Gmail and IMAP, it is one powerful way to sync emails no matter where you’re accessing your email account. If you’re not using Gmail and IMAP, you are missing out big time.

A New Tip From Google: Turn the Trashcan Icon into Archive within Mail

Most people have setup their Gmail with IMAP (including myself) by doing the following: just tapping the large Gmail icon in Mail during setup. This option means that your trashcan icon will delete your email.

However, if you’re a hardcore Gmail junkie, you probably archive your mail by selecting Mailboxes, then All Mail. This takes time of course! By following the video below (posted yesterday by the Gmail team), you can now configure Mail so the trashcan icon will archive your mail, saving you boatloads of time. Check it out:

You’ll notice a new label called “Deleted Messages” in your labels but all emails will be within All Mail and searchable. Thanks Gmail team!

[Gmail Team]

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  • Clay

    I’m confused. Setting up a gmail account with the gmail button does not set it up using POP. I used the gmail button when setting up my gmail account in the phone, and it uses IMAP. This video is from October ’07 (yes, that’s a SEVEN, over a year ago), so I’m not exactly sure why this is being reported as news. Not to mention I don’t see how setting up the account in this manner is going to change the behaviour of the delete button.

  • Clay

    I’m confused. Setting up a gmail account with the gmail button does not set it up using POP. I used the gmail button when setting up my gmail account in the phone, and it uses IMAP. This video is from October ’07 (yes, that’s a SEVEN, over a year ago), so I’m not exactly sure why this is being reported as news. Not to mention I don’t see how setting up the account in this manner is going to change the behaviour of the delete button.

  • Clay

    I’m confused. Setting up a gmail account with the gmail button does not set it up using POP. I used the gmail button when setting up my gmail account in the phone, and it uses IMAP. This video is from October ’07 (yes, that’s a SEVEN, over a year ago), so I’m not exactly sure why this is being reported as news. Not to mention I don’t see how setting up the account in this manner is going to change the behaviour of the delete button.

  • Clay

    I’m confused. Setting up a gmail account with the gmail button does not set it up using POP. I used the gmail button when setting up my gmail account in the phone, and it uses IMAP. This video is from October ’07 (yes, that’s a SEVEN, over a year ago), so I’m not exactly sure why this is being reported as news. Not to mention I don’t see how setting up the account in this manner is going to change the behaviour of the delete button.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    The video is old, but the news about how the delete button works was never really explained by Google. Now it all makes sense because previously I have tried setting up via my account via “Other” and “Gmail”.

    I did not know that setting up using “Other” would turn the trashcan into Archive, instead of delete. That is news to me and that’s what the Google team is trying to explain to us.

    Try setting up an account via “Gmail” and then trying it again with “Other”. The delete button works differently. Just try it and then let me know. ;)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    The video is old, but the news about how the delete button works was never really explained by Google. Now it all makes sense because previously I have tried setting up via my account via “Other” and “Gmail”.

    I did not know that setting up using “Other” would turn the trashcan into Archive, instead of delete. That is news to me and that’s what the Google team is trying to explain to us.

    Try setting up an account via “Gmail” and then trying it again with “Other”. The delete button works differently. Just try it and then let me know. ;)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    The video is old, but the news about how the delete button works was never really explained by Google. Now it all makes sense because previously I have tried setting up via my account via “Other” and “Gmail”.

    I did not know that setting up using “Other” would turn the trashcan into Archive, instead of delete. That is news to me and that’s what the Google team is trying to explain to us.

    Try setting up an account via “Gmail” and then trying it again with “Other”. The delete button works differently. Just try it and then let me know. ;)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    The video is old, but the news about how the delete button works was never really explained by Google. Now it all makes sense because previously I have tried setting up via my account via “Other” and “Gmail”.

    I did not know that setting up using “Other” would turn the trashcan into Archive, instead of delete. That is news to me and that’s what the Google team is trying to explain to us.

    Try setting up an account via “Gmail” and then trying it again with “Other”. The delete button works differently. Just try it and then let me know. ;)

  • Ian

    The gmail help section has explained the difference between the two for some time now, I’m pretty sure they had it back in July when I first got the iPhone.
    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77702&topic=12814
    Still a good tip for those who didn’t know though.

  • Ian

    The gmail help section has explained the difference between the two for some time now, I’m pretty sure they had it back in July when I first got the iPhone.
    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77702&topic=12814
    Still a good tip for those who didn’t know though.

  • Ian

    The gmail help section has explained the difference between the two for some time now, I’m pretty sure they had it back in July when I first got the iPhone.
    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77702&topic=12814
    Still a good tip for those who didn’t know though.

  • Ian

    The gmail help section has explained the difference between the two for some time now, I’m pretty sure they had it back in July when I first got the iPhone.
    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77702&topic=12814
    Still a good tip for those who didn’t know though.

  • Clay

    Well, now it makes sense. Thanks, guys.

  • Clay

    Well, now it makes sense. Thanks, guys.

  • Clay

    Well, now it makes sense. Thanks, guys.

  • Clay

    Well, now it makes sense. Thanks, guys.

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  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    You’re welcome. ;)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    You’re welcome. ;)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    You’re welcome. ;)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    You’re welcome. ;)

  • Andrew

    Excellent… thanks for the tip!

  • Andrew

    Excellent… thanks for the tip!

  • Andrew

    Excellent… thanks for the tip!

  • Andrew

    Excellent… thanks for the tip!

  • dashparr

    works!

  • dashparr

    works!

  • dashparr

    works!

  • dashparr

    works!

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