- 11-20-2012, 04:05 PM #1
An issue I've noticed is that any email I delete from my phone doesn't get deleted from gmail and vice versa. Anybody else use gmail exchange and have this issue? It worked fine on my iPhone.
My outlook exchange account for work has no issues and works fine. As soon as I delete an email from my phone, it disappears from outlook on my desktop.
- 11-20-2012, 04:59 PM #4
WP does not delete a message in Gmail, but rather archives it. This mean it's not actually deleted and remains on the server (you can see it when you go to "All Mail"). I do not think you can change this behavior in WP.
- 11-20-2012, 05:01 PM #5
Gmail sucks. Gmail's "Exchange" isn't really Exchange, but a "compatible" version that doesn't work correctly, for e-mail syncing as well as calendar invitations.
If you want a trouble-free e-mail and calendar experience, switch from Gmail to Outlook.com. It really is that simple.
- 11-20-2012, 05:01 PM #6
- 11-20-2012, 11:50 PM #10
11-26-2012, 01:12 PM #12
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Its the same for hotmail accounts, etc. I didn't read the link but what it likely states is that WP only sync's with email server every 30 minutes or so. It may be able to sync using a shorter time setting. but I've never looked into it. WP7 was the same way.
- 03-29-2013, 09:14 PM #13
It looks like this is what worked for me. Go into settings from the Gmail web client, then got to "Forwarding and Pop/IMAP". Then under IMAP access:
Status: IMAP is enabled
X Enable IMAP
When I mark a message in IMAP as deleted:
Auto-Expunge on - Immediately update the server. (default)
X Auto-Expunge off - Wait for the client to update the server.
When a message is marked as deleted and expunged from the last visible IMAP folder:
Archive the message (default)
X Move the message to the Trash
Immediately delete the message forever
The confusing part was that I couldn't click "move the message to trash" until I turned Auto-expunge off. I'm not sure that makes sense, but it seems to have fixed the problem for me on WP8 on my Lumia 810.
Last edited by sachapman; 03-29-2013 at 09:16 PM. Reason: clarify final sentence
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