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Old 01-19-2008, 12:21 PM
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GMail app. How do I archive mail?

Hi,
I just downloaded the new software for the touch. I really like the mail app, but one question. I'm using it for gmail. How do I archive mail? I only see the ability to put it in the trash.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:28 PM
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Basically you can just use the "Move" option and move it to the "[GMail]->All Mail" folder. This is the IMAP equivalent of archiving.

Further, if you reconfigure your GMail IMAP account to store trash messages in a local trash folder (ie, set your Trash folder to "On my iPhone" under your account's advanced preferences), then every message you delete will instead be archived by default, and you will have to manually move messages to GMail's Deleted folder in order to actually delete them.



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Old 01-19-2008, 03:33 PM
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Hi,
I just downloaded the new software for the touch. I really like the mail app, but one question. I'm using it for gmail. How do I archive mail? I only see the ability to put it in the trash.
thanks
Honestly, if you're a gmail user you're better off going to gmail.com on the safari browser. Gmail has it's own design for iPod Touch and iPhone users that beats the mail app IMO.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:10 PM
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Honestly, if you're a gmail user you're better off going to gmail.com on the safari browser. Gmail has it's own design for iPod Touch and iPhone users that beats the mail app IMO.
I agree. Gmail recently changed it around a bit and just using safari is way better.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:08 PM
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While the new GMail iPhone interface is very nice, the reality is that it's still much more limited than using the built-in Mail app for all but the most casual of use...
  • The Mail app polls for mail automatically on a regular basis, and provides some notification of new messages.
  • It's also generally faster to open and access, unless you leave a page with GMail open in the Safari application all the time.
  • Further, the Mail app can be used offline, when out of range of a WiFi access point and/or cellular service. Any mail you've already downloaded is stored on the iPod touch or iPhone itself, and you can read messages, move them between folders, and delete them while offline, and these changes will be reconciled when you're back in coverage.
  • You can even compose messages while offline, and they will be sent when you're back in coverage. You also don't risk losing a draft message due to poor network connectivity (although to be fair, GMail is pretty good at saving your drafts-in-progress).
  • You can send photos and links from Safari and YouTube through the built-in Mail app. This is currently impossible to do via the Safari interface.



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