1. flintlock's Avatar
    Gmail offers an archive option. The trouble is if i archive something I can't find it again. The archive folder is empty. The archive folder says IMAP so maybe that's the problem.
    05-04-2016 07:45 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Swipe in from the left and tap All Mail. You may have to dig around, but it should be there.

    To be honest, I never quite understood the Archive function in Gmail. I remember reading that it essentially removes the email from the Primary Inbox, but is still in All Mail. The rationale is that you have so much storage for emails that you may not want to delete your emails outright, so instead you're offered the ability Archive. I changed my Gmail settings so that swiping an email away will actually delete it (it can be recovered from Trash for a while anyway) instead of archiving, and I have my own folder system set up so that I can move important emails to the appropriate category--that's my archive system.
    05-04-2016 02:10 PM
  3. flintlock's Avatar
    Thanks, found a test mail under all. Odd they don't go to archive when you choose archive.

    That folder says archive IMAP and seems like a label.
    05-04-2016 04:22 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You're using the Gmail app, right? Not Gmail in the stock Email app?

    There shouldn't be any native Archive folder associated with your Gmail account in the Gmail app. Do you have any other email accounts synced with your Gmail app? That Archive folder could be associated with one of those accounts.
    05-05-2016 12:40 AM
  5. flintlock's Avatar
    Bdiddy, It's the GS7 native Gmail but I have some "folders" that seem to be IMAP, maybe started an IMAP conversion years ago then forgot it, pop works fine for me. So to go to archive I'd need to change labels--I'll just skip it.

    Thanks again. I'll try and pass it on.Gmail archive-uploadfromtaptalk1462458463923.jpg
    B. Diddy likes this.
    05-05-2016 09:27 AM

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