Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to iBozz)
Do you have the standard gmail account set up on your iPad or did you set it up as an exchange account?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 12:19 AM (in response to Thom_D)
I'm not sure what an exchange account is, but I suspect I set up a bog standard account.
The iPad's main gmail settings are ...
Drafts Mailbox - Drafts
Deleted Mailbox - Bin
Use SSSL - On
Authentication - Password
iMap path prefix - Blank
Server port - 993
S?MIME - Off
Calendars - Off
Notes - Off
Archive Messsages - On
I confess that most of those mean little to me, but does that help?
Thanks for the interest - this is driving me nuts!
Message was edited by: iBozz to correct typos
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 12:24 AM (in response to iBozz)
Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>tap on email account>turn Archieve Messages On
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 1:01 PM (in response to Diavonex)
Thanks, Diavonex, but that is already On and my iPad panel looks just like yours. Is it possible that what I think is deletion is in fact merely the gmails moving somewhere else that I have yet to discover?
I have been thinking about this, and I may be able to add more information which might help with a diagnosis.
The accounts affected are IMAP accounts. Now I confess here that I have no real idea what IMAP/POP accounts are, but it may be relevant.
Also, on the iMac most if not all gmail emails get passed directly into user defined folders using Mail's Rules, so virtually none remain in my inbox. Nor, for that matter, do I ever delete gmail emails off the iMac unless they are clearly junk.
On the iPad, however, things are different.
I do not use the iPad as my main device, and I use the emails received thereon for general review only, any real responses or work arising is done later back on the iMac.
So, when I have read emails on the iPad, unless they require action before I get back home to the iMac, I tend to read - and then delete them. They move to the iPad's Trash where they remain until I decide to have a purge of old deleted emails and then delete them from Trash.
Could that be what is happening? Is the act of deleting them off the iPad, either into Trash or later from Trash itself, be the cause of them being deleted from the gmail servers?
Would setting Rules on the iPad (if indeed that is possible) so that gmails go direct into a folder other than my In-Box be a possible solution?
A solution would also be, I suppose, not to download gmails to the iPad, but that would defeat the object of having a tablet, even though I use it more for information rather then action!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 6:01 PM (in response to iBozz)
I was searching for an answer because I noticed this same problem.
In reading the replies and playing with my iMac and the iPad side by side I realized what the "Archive Messages-on" does.
When I deleted a message off the ipad, it wouldn't be in the folder I had been in looking on the iMac. However, if I went to the "All Mail" folder in gmail (which is diferent than the inbox) I could find the message. So what I thought was the delete (or trash) button was really the "remove from this folder" button.
To clean messages off the iPad I may make a folder that I move the messages to to get them out of the inbox. A work in progress.