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Old November 25th, 2010, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Please tell me how before I crush this freeking phone. Thanks have a great turkey day.

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Old November 25th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A little more details.

Are you trying to Delete old messages? What kind of trash.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Did A double post some how... -delete-
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Old November 25th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea just everything I delete goes to trash and I can't empty it. Thanks
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You can't delete the messages in the trash from the gmail app as far as I know. If you go to gmail.com from your computer then you can select them and delete them there. Alternatively, you can just wait for them to be deleted automatically. The following disclaimer is printed at the very top of the trash view when viewing gmail.com from a standard browser:

(messages that have been in Trash more than 30 days will be automatically deleted)
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grrrrr...I had a really long post explaining all this and it disappeared and I was logged out.

cliff notes:
1. you can only delete one at a time by long pressing each one and selecting delete
2. check your sync settings mine were turned off for everything but inbox
menu.more.settings.labels.change the settings in here for each label you wanted synced.

If your trash label was not set to sync, like mine....you will notice you have a ton of "trash" emails on the phone that are not online. mine hasn't synced right since Oct 30. simply changing the settings did not fix this right away, and I am unsure of how long it will take for the two to sync back up correctly. i also noticed that prior to changing the sync settings...deleted emails just came back

ultimately the best way to fix all of this will be to delete trash from the web on the desktop gmail ...refresh on desktop, sync email on phone, then delete what is on the phone one by one
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scratch all of that...something still isn't syncing correctly...after 15 minutes I synced gmail on the phone and all of the emails I manually deleted came right back into trash...

wow...something is seriously jacked up here

the problem with deleted them on the desktop is that these emails aren't even showing up on the desktop in trash.

I am going to give it a few days and see. I still suspect that turning off the sync for everything but inbox is the culprit
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You CAN delete it!
Go to TRASH folder -> select messages you want to delete permanently -> mark them as "Spam" -> go to the "SPAM" folder -> select these messages -> click on "Delete" button.
Thats it! They will not be in your trash, inbox or spam folder anymore.

Hope this helps others
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Just trying to figure out how to delete selected messages from gmail account from my stupid android Samsung galaxy phone.
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You CAN delete it!
Go to TRASH folder -> select messages you want to delete permanently -> mark them as "Spam" -> go to the "SPAM" folder -> select these messages -> click on "Delete" button.
Thats it! They will not be in your trash, inbox or spam folder anymore.

Hope this helps others
OMG... THANKS!! It worked..deleting in spam folder. Lets hope it doesn't show back up!!
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Question Side effect of marking trash as spam then deleting?

Marking items in Trash as Spam so they can be deleted from Spam may be a good workaround, but most items in my Trash, though I want to expunge them, aren't really spam. If I mark them as Spam, does Gmail remember and so automatically classify similar future messages as spam? Thanks.
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Default how to delete messages in trash folder in Gmail

I have an android phone.

I played around with my phone and discover these 2 steps. It's a bit manual but it works

go to labels, click on Trash folder, check the messages you want deleted, then report spam.

go to spam folder now, check the messages you want deleted, then press delete.
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