1. tweedledee1969's Avatar
    anyone know how to move your emails between folders? this is really irritating me! i accidently deleted an email and can not figure out how to get it out of my trash folder and back into my inbox!! help please!!
    01-09-2012 11:27 PM
  2. yosteve's Avatar
    Check the email in the check box.
    Press the folder icon at the bottom to choose three new location.
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    01-10-2012 01:07 AM
  3. Nothing2Lose's Avatar
    Click the top of your screen where it says inbox, click show all labels, then click trash. Select the email you want then click the change labels icon on the bottom left. Check inbox. It should be back to your inbox now
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    01-10-2012 04:19 AM
  4. TabGuy's Avatar
    Gmail doesn't use folders, it uses labels. It's a subtle difference but a significant one. The concept of folders is that an email can only reside in one folder at a time. Yes, you can copy an email to another folder but now there are two copies to manage.

    WIth labels, on the other hand, an email can have as many labels as you want. It can be labeled "trash" and "inbox" at the same time. Much more flexible.
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    01-10-2012 09:23 AM
  5. tweedledee1969's Avatar
    i am using an exchange account. i don't use my gmail account. i guess that would have been some info i should have put in the first post! thank you for all the help
    01-10-2012 09:47 AM
  6. TabGuy's Avatar
    i am using an exchange account. i don't use my gmail account. i guess that would have been some info i should have put in the first post! thank you for all the help
    Ah, i see. I use Touchdown for that.
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    01-10-2012 11:20 AM
  7. fed123's Avatar
    Gmail doesn't use folders, it uses labels. It's a subtle difference but a significant one. The concept of folders is that an email can only reside in one folder at a time. Yes, you can copy an email to another folder but now there are two copies to manage.

    WIth labels, on the other hand, an email can have as many labels as you want. It can be labeled "trash" and "inbox" at the same time. Much more flexible.
    True, but there is still only one copy of the email.
    01-11-2012 12:52 AM
  8. jwilander's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem. Accidentally deleted a message and can't get it back to my inbox. When you click on the check mark beside the email, there is no folder option. There is delete, mark read/unread, and star. I've attached a picture of what my email looks like.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    01-21-2012 02:47 PM
  9. jwilander's Avatar
    Picture of the problem.
    01-21-2012 10:12 PM
  10. zeeden's Avatar
    Has anyone figured this out? I'm having the same issues.

    Thanks
    05-24-2012 09:35 AM
  11. Montclair's Avatar
    Has anyone figured this out? I'm having the same issues.

    Thanks
    +1
    06-05-2012 05:38 PM
  12. wots69's Avatar
    Guys, I am also having a very similar problem re selecting multiple emails and wanting to 'bulk' move them to another folder. If you look at the screenshot of my Galaxy Note 2, there is at times an icon in which you can do this, but at most times this does not appear? I know how to move them one by one, which is to open each individual email and select 'move' from the menu options. I have tried every conceivable thing to have the 'move' icon re-appear on the top menu where the 'compose' and 'refresh' icon or the 'trash' and 'mark as read' icon reside but to no avail.

    If you can figure this out you are a genius! Thanks...

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    12-14-2012 05:42 PM
  13. theonlyschmidty's Avatar
    I have an Android 9.7" tablet and there is no "move" option anywhere to be found on my screen. Not even in the tools drop down menu. Has anyone figured this out yet?
    11-26-2013 03:23 PM
  14. Melodi Barnes's Avatar
    You have to go into each individual email which is annoying, but then you just click on the word "trash" or the name of whatever folder your email is in that you want to move, and then you click which folder you want it to be in.

    Screenshots attached


    moving emails between folders-screenshot_2014-07-15-18-44-25.jpgmoving emails between folders-screenshot_2014-07-15-18-44-33.jpg
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    07-15-2014 09:21 PM
  15. Sgooter's Avatar
    IF you have more than one email account on your phone, then you first have to select a specific email account inbox - not the Combined Inbox; then select All Folders, then select the Trash folder, then find the email you want to move and select it. A check mark should now appear for that selected email and at the bottom border of your display there should now appear a folder-looking icon with an arrow on it; select that folder and it will give you the option to move your selected email to your Inbox or leave it in that account's Trash folder. IF you are not seeing the folder-looking icon at the bottom of your display, then you are probably still working with your Combined Inbox versus a specific email account inbox.
    08-13-2014 02:06 PM
  16. pkiff's Avatar
    Thanks Melodi for your clear instructions with the helpful image. I think there may be differences in the method depending on which version of Android mail you are using, but Melodi's instructions helped me.
    12-04-2014 08:25 AM
  17. Rajesh Kumar40's Avatar
    Melody thanks. What you have mentioned worked the last time. I went to each mail and moved it to a desired folder. But now while I move, it disappears from both sending and receiving folders. Can you please help
    01-20-2015 09:48 PM
  18. Clyde Eicher's Avatar
    Thanks! Worked for me.
    06-17-2015 03:23 PM
  19. Sixpack337's Avatar
    Hello all,
    I was having trouble with this and none of the above advice would work for me or the screen options weren't the same.
    I learned I had to set up the phone to use the IMAP protocol for these features to work on my phone.
    Couldn't do the moving to another folder with POP, apparently. (on the phone at least?? sorry not super technical here)
    So I looked up the IMAP mail settings for my IP, got those into my phone, now I can see the same folder arrangement
    as shows on my computer and move emails to those other folders.
    Just noting what worked for me in case anyone else runs into this and doesn't think of using IMAP instead of POP.
    Hope this helps.
    06-18-2016 12:52 PM
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