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Ledsteplin

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I have 4 gmail accounts. My wife has 2. All 4 of mine and 1 of hers behaves as I've set them. They show "Trash" in the lower right of the inbox for deletion. They show "Trash" when swiped to the left. But my wife's main gmail account shows "Archive" in both those places as shown here.
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I try to set it to "Deleted Mailbox" in settings, but it keeps reverting back to "Archived Mailbox". It never changes on the inbox. Am I missing something?
 
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I'm glad you made this post as I have basically the same problem. I haven't checked any settings on the website or anything. If I respond to any emails, it'll send a duplicate of that email I responded to to my important folder. Also I have to manually move emails to trash. Archive sends them to important folder. It's no big deal but annoying.
 

Europa

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Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Gmail > Select the Gmail account > Advanced > Change from Archive Mailbox to Deleted Mailbox > Tap "Account" in the upper left > Select "Done" in the upper right corner
 

Ledsteplin

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I set it to Deleted Mailbox here, like I have all our other gmail accounts.
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But it reverts back to Archived. Why? None of our other gmail accounts do that. It takes an extra step or two to delete emails when they're Archived. It wouldn't matter that much to me. But it confuses my wife.
 
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Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Gmail > Select the Gmail account > Advanced > Change from Archive Mailbox to Deleted Mailbox > Tap "Account" in the upper left > Select "Done" in the upper right corner
You rock the world! For me though, I just go with the flow. I never think to look into the settings to see. I just figured archive was what it was. :p
 

Europa

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I set it to Deleted Mailbox here, like I have all our other gmail accounts.
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But it reverts back to Archived. Why? None of our other gmail accounts do that. It takes an extra step or two to delete emails when they're Archived. It wouldn't matter that much to me. But it confuses my wife.
It won't revert back to archive if you follow my last two steps. You're probably forgetting to click "Done."
 

Europa

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Thanks Europa! It shows Trash now. But it's still on Archived Mailbox in settings.
It's set correctly as long you get the option for trash instead of archive when you swipe to the left of an email. I would just reboot and make sure it retains the option for sending the email to the trash.
 

Ledsteplin

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It reverted back on the inbox once. But I have set it, then hit "Done" on the previous page about 6 times. I think it's finally staying put on Deleted Mailbox. I'm no stranger to the Done button not being on the same page as what was done, but I sure missed this one. :confused:
 

gadgetguy

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I have an iPhone 5. The phone was already set to "trash" but I still got "archive" when I swiped my Gmail msg. Figured out that I had to Turn off "archive". After "archive" is off, swiping gmail msg then goes to trash.