Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2012 6:40 PM (in response to Dognose T. Bemis)
will messages deleted from my local disc also be deleted from gmail servers?
Yes and no. Yes, those messages will be deleted from whatever mailbox they were in on the GMail server. No, they won't be permanently deleted, because GMail doesn't do that. Deleted messages remain indefinitely in the All Mail mailbox. You may want to hide that mailbox from Mail... see Hiding GMail’s “All Mail” from Apple Mail.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 5:53 AM (in response to Dognose T. Bemis)
Well it all depends on what type of account you are using. If you are using thre POP system it is as Thomas states. If you are using there IMAP system then if you delete mail and then empty the deleted items and or Trash folder then those emails are deleted from the Google servers.
It also depends on what options you have selected for the POP type access. But in the end Gmail does not delete emails when accessing them with POP.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to Shootist007)
That is not accurate. As stated in the link I referred to, GMail DOES NOT delete messages from the server when you empty trash. It simply removes all "labels" from those messages, so that the only mailbox they show up in is All Mail. And this applies to IMAP.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to thomas_r.)
No Thomas you mistaken. I use IMAP Gmail a d when I delete then empty trash folder all those emails are gone.
Not sure what settings you are using but my deleted and trashed emails don't go into the all mail folder.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to Shootist007)
When you delete a message from a GMail account from within Mail, whether or not you empty the trash afterward, the message remains in the All Mail mailbox. Only when deleting from the GMail web interface does the message get deleted permanently... but that is not the topic of this discussion. Also, the behavior is not the same when deleting from an iPhone... but again, that is not the topic of this discussion. We are discussing deletion of e-mail from within Mail 5.1 on a Mac, and the behavior is as I described.
This was verified with testing back when I wrote the article I referred to above, and was just verified again now, just to make sure nothing has changed. But if you still don't want to take my word for it, perhaps you'll take Google's: