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iPad with iOS4 - Mail buttons

11157 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2010 7:55 PM by Michael Morgan1 RSS
Umbe Calculating status...
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Nov 27, 2010 6:35 PM
When reading a message in my Mail inbox, what does the 2nd button at the top right actually do? Don't recall the same button before iOS4.
iPad, iOS 4
  • wolfsafe Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2010 8:49 AM (in response to Umbe)
    I am having the same problem. The trash can for delete is now an icon that looks like a box. The box is for archiving. Not sure where mailngoes that is archived. Now the only way to delete email is to put it in the trash folder and delete from there. This is a pain. Can I get the trash can back for deleting email?
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  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 8:53 AM (in response to Umbe)
    I'm confused. Others have posted the same question but my icons hav not changed. I still have the trash can and the second button is reply/forward just as it always was. Is your email account POP or IMAP?
  • Graham Outterside Level 4 Level 4 (2,910 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 9:07 AM (in response to Umbe)
    Archive button for Gmail type accounts perchance ?
    iMac 27", MacBook Pro 15", iPhone 3GS, iPod Nano, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Time Machine - just say no.
  • wolfsafe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 9:09 AM (in response to wolfsafe)
    I found the answer in another thread. If you have the archive box and not the trash can for deletion, you have to change the mail settings. I use gmail...I went into mail setting on the iPad and the into the specific gmail setting. There I turned of the archive button and the trash can replaced the archive box.
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  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 10:56 AM (in response to wolfsafe)
    The wolfsave solution works, but at the cost of losing the valuable archive facility.

    Can we achieve both delete and archive?
    Dell Dimension 9150, Windows XP
  • mpjalapeno Calculating status...
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    Dec 8, 2010 1:20 PM (in response to Umbe)
    We couldn't figure out what the new button replacing the trash can was for either, so I downloaded the supposedly updated manual. The instructions for deleting mail said just click on the trash can or swipe across the list entry, neither of which now work without some completely unobvious intervention.....

    Glad to be able to get it clarified here, though disappointed that the documentation doesn't include info on this change.
    Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)
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    Dec 8, 2010 7:55 PM (in response to mpjalapeno)
    What you're talking about here is in fact fully covered in several other threads and does seem to apply only to Gmail accounts. It has everything to do with Gmail, very little to do with anything else. To recap: if you want the trash can, go into gmail's settings and turn Archive off. If you want the archive option, leave it on and delete messages from the mailbox list.
    iMac G5 17" iSight 32GB 3G iPad Shuffles (1G/2G) Nano 5G, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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