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  1. BandroiD

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    I haven't been able to figure this out

    How can you delete multiple Gmail e-mails at once?
     

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  2. BandroiD

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  3. ram100987

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    id like to know as well
     
  4. sleebus.jones

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    If there's a way, I haven't found one. I've been getting killed with woot-off notifications today, makes me wish there was a quick delete for email messages.
     
  5. pestilence

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    leave them in your inbox and then shuffle them around from a desktop later?

    that's pretty much what you have to do with pop email on the g1 if you don't let it delete from the server.

    my outlook on phone email is that it's nice to be alerted when you get it and have a chance to read and reply to it, but management of it is still best done in your email app or online on your desktop.
     
  6. BandroiD

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    ^^ You obviously have not used the Mail app on the iPhone ;)
     
  7. pestilence

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    Nope, I haven't used the iPhone for more than 30 seconds. I do use email constantly, but I work for a company which uses linux mail servers to provide webmail to thousands (millions?) of our customers. We also eat our own dogfood - almost nobody in the company uses outlook for anything, so I'm very used to and actually prefer a competent webmail implementation to just about anything else.

    It's amazing to me that I can look back on outlook/exchange or any other dedicated email/calendar/contacts app and realize it's not nearly as 'vital' as everyone thinks it is.

    I do have to ask, though, how does apple implement a multi-select interface and finger flick scrolling on the same screen simultaneously? Multi-touch?
     
  8. BandroiD

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    With the iPhone there is an "Edit" button that when touched pops up checkboxes next to all the e-mails. You select the e-mails and touch Delete.

    You can also slide your finger to the left on a single message and a "Delete" button would show up. Very easy to use.
     
  9. Miss Spicy McHaggis

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    i haven't figured it out either, i just do a mass delete when i'm on my PC
     
  10. pestilence

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    I had a friend show me the mass delete feature in the iPhone this morning and I have to say, there's no reason that same thing shouldn't be in the G1. I'm confident that those kinds of usability tweaks will be coming.

    At least I'm not stuck on WinMo any more. MS NEVER works on little usability tweaks like that.
     
  11. xxvtcxx

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    If you go into "browser" and go to mail.google.com, the g1 will send you to a mobile version of gmail that looks very similar to the built-in gmail app, but this mobile gmail allows you to mass delete emails via checkboxes

    Hope this helps
     
  12. pestilence

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    Oh cool - here's hoping that will be included the over-the-air update that's supposed to be happening very soon.
     
  13. sleebus.jones

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    It sure does! Pure genius, checkboxes. Who'da thunk it? :rolleyes:
     
  14. pestilence

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    Those checkboxes are awfully hard to hit on the touch screen.
     

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