Solved

GMail How to truly delete emails

Posted on 2016-07-20
4
76 Views
Last Modified: 2016-07-29
When I delete emails they go to the trash. When I empty the trash all those emails still appear in the "All Mail" folder. Which means they are still taking space on my GMail account. Whats the purpose of "All Mail" and how can i delete emails completely from the trash and not have them also go to the "All Mail" folder?

Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:IT_Fanatic
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 41721430
When I empty trash in GMail, the mails don't reappear in "All Mail".

Are you using the web-browser to access your mail, or a 3rd party client? If it is a client, you may have to check how your account is setup within it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:IT_Fanatic
ID: 41721500
I sometimes use gmail through the web. Or use outlook, iPhone, iPad or an app called AirMail
0
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 41721528
Via the Web it works fine, at least with me. Check your other clients like Outlook. iStuff etc. Maybe those keep local copies and don't automatically delete. Also make sure you use imap rather than pop.
1
 

Author Closing Comment

by:IT_Fanatic
ID: 41734942
part of your answer is correct. The issue is when the emails are not being delete from the GMail web gui. If using Outlook, Apple Mail etc... you need to move the items from the deleted folder and than you can delete them forever.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We are happy to announce a brand new addition to our line of acclaimed email signature management products – CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365.
The new Gmail Phishing Scam going around is surprising even the savviest of users with its sophisticated techniques.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate the easy use of Gmail embedding images in your email so the recipient of your email can view them in context.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use comments in Google Docs. You will learn how to create, edit, and delete a comment.

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question