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6/22/11
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samsungtest1

Android Gmail app cant delete mail in Trash/Recycle bin

Explain your issue in full detail here:

Using Android Honeycomb 3.0

use Gmail app > sign in > Delete any email from Inbox > go to Trash > there is no option to delete the deleted email.


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Dingus
6/22/11
Dingus
You posted in Gmail Help forum.  I will move your post to Google Mobile Help.  Good luck. 

Thanks,

Dingus

Osky
7/5/11
Osky
Edit
 

Hi,

This is a known limitation. There are a couple of ways around it depending on what you seek to achieve:

1.       Logon from your browser and select delete forever from the web app.

2.       Don’t sync the Deleted items label

I’ve chosen the second option but on the other hand I very rarely delete and is not that affected by this curious lack of feature.

Thing is that thrashed mails should be deleted after 30 days, and since I selected to only sync 4 days worth of garbage it should only be present in the cloud for 26 of those days.

To sum it up, the thrash function is flawed. If it’s a viable option for you, you can chose not to sync that label and messages that you delete from thrash will not show up again on your phone.

See Eth@n from Google comment on it in the referenced thread, looks like we can hope for the future :)

 

Good luck

Osky

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