Archive from inbox (IMAP)

Discussion in 'Outlook General' started by Jim S, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Jim S

    Jim S Guest

    With a gmail app I can 'archive' an email from the inbox and it stays
    in the all-mail folder, but disappears from the inbox.
    Is there a way to delete from inbox without removing from all mail?
    Jim S, Oct 28, 2013
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  2. Jim S

    Jim S Guest

    Aw man. I like Outlook because of the other things it does. I would like
    to delete an email from the INBOX without deleting from ALL MAIL (as
    both gmail and Thunderbird will do) If I can do it on my Android for
    free, I should be able to do it in Outlook which I paid a lot of money
    for, but then I still believe in Father Christmas.
    Jim S, Oct 29, 2013
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  3. Jim S

    VanguardLH Guest

    Did you configure the IMAP account in Outlook to use "[Gmail]" as the
    root node for your account there?

    As Google said, you need to NOT "delete" (move) items into their Trash
    folder where those items become eligible for permanent deletion. See:

    I figure if this article says to do it one way (that you don't want)
    that it might indicate a reverse way (to get what you want).

    Google never did support IMAP and has anomalies in supporting POP3.
    They emulate IMAP somewhat. Remember there are no folders in Gmail.
    Those "folders" you see in Gmail are *labels* that get assigned to
    e-mails. Categorizing e-mails by labels groups them together and Google
    pretends those groups are folders when using IMAP. Who knows what that
    "app" does that you mention. Maybe it understands Google's concept of
    archiving by removing all labels from selected e-mails. IMAP has no
    concept of labels, just folders, so that "archiving" is *not* an IMAP
    function. When using Gmail, lots of behaviors don't follow the IMAP
    e-mail standard and require a sort of mapping or translation.
    VanguardLH, Oct 29, 2013
  4. Jim S

    Jim S Guest

    Everything you say is true and yes my account is set up as you say.
    However Thunderbird manages an archive function.
    Jim S, Oct 29, 2013
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