8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2010 7:55 PM by Michael Morgan1
Umbe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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?
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,330 points)
    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)
    Archive button for Gmail type accounts perchance ?
  • wolfsafe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.
  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
    The wolfsave solution works, but at the cost of losing the valuable archive facility.

    Can we achieve both delete and archive?
  • Umbe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, you can just slide your finger on the message itself (from right to left on the list of messages on the left in landscape view).
  • mpjalapeno Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)
    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.