On Sat, 02 Jul 2011 00:18:43 -0700, jcdill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>On 01/07/11 11:55 AM, Robert A. Fink, M. D. wrote:
>> I am trying to delete the mail in the Inbox on the phone, not on the
>> GMail site on the Web. Where is the button in the phone?
>AFAIK there's no way to do this on the phone. Google considers this a
>"feature" - the rest of us would call it a "bug".
Found it! Answered my own question through trial and error.
Open the Inbox for GMail on the phone. Select the "Menu" icon (left
bottom). Select "More". Select "Settings". Then select "Batch
This allows you to select or deselect the individual messages as they
sit in the Inbox, and then, once you have selected the ones you want
to delete, you press the delete button and they disappear. The ones
which have not been selected, remain in the Inbox.
BTW, I am told that the deleted messages are sent to the Trash, and
unless you go into the Trash and delete them there, they are not
really "gone". :-) They are also still present on the GMail Website
and have to be deleted there as well if you are using POP3. I
understand that with IMAP, when you delete them on the phone, they
will be deleted on the GMail Website.
This seems to be yet another attempt by Google to "bury" certain
functions several layers deep in order to keep you a "captive" to
their system. Rather like Microsoft and Apple. :-)
Robert A. Fink, M. D., FACS, P. C.
2500 Milvia Street Suite 222
Berkeley, CA 94704-2636 USA
"Ex Tristitia Virtus"