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Email & Trash Refresh/Sync
yogajan
Newbie

I have been unsuccessful at figuring out how I can delete all the messages from my 'trash'.  I would also like to find out if I can delete all messages sync to my Droid email, at one time, much like the Blackberry.  I am also recently experiencing that messages deleted from my in box, resurface there; if deleted more than once, they just keep duplicating in the trash box.

 

Thanks.

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Re: Email & Trash Refresh/Sync
lsp
Newbie

I'm having the same problems.  So far all I've been able to do is delete one message at a time.  It will take forever. . .

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Re: Email & Trash Refresh/Sync
GreySeal
Enthusiast

Kind of a strange problem, huh?  I have the same thing, but I use K-9 Mail.

 

What I found is if you long press on the trash folder, pick "delete all', then go into the folder and just leave it again.  Go back to the folder list, long press on 'trash', pick empty trash again, then go into the trash folder, leave, etc....

 

Hope that made sense.  I found that by doing that, you end up deleting anywhere from 2 to 20 messages at a time.  Like I said, a little strange, but better than one at a time.

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Re: Email & Trash Refresh/Sync
lsp
Newbie

I did what you suggested and by holding the trash icon, I get Open and Refresh. . .no delete anything.  I can see I have a bunch of messages in the folder though.

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Re: Email & Trash Refresh/Sync
ksxox10
Contributor

lsp wrote:

I did what you suggested and by holding the trash icon, I get Open and Refresh. . .no delete anything.  I can see I have a bunch of messages in the folder though.


 

That's because you probably don't have K9 mail. I am guessing that you have the stock email.

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Re: Email & Trash Refresh/Sync
lsp
Newbie

I don't know the difference between stock and K9 mail.  I just use my yahoo email that is the same on my computer.  Wrong thing to do?

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Re: Email & Trash Refresh/Sync
ksxox10
Contributor

lsp wrote:

I don't know the difference between stock and K9 mail.  I just use my yahoo email that is the same on my computer.  Wrong thing to do?


 

I don't know that "wrong" is the correct word. It really is just a matter of personal preference. K9 mail is a free app that you can download from the market. It is a little more customizable.

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Re: Email & Trash Refresh/Sync
lsp
Newbie

OK, thanks for your help.  I'm going to check out that app.  I have so much to learn about this phone.  I could use the "Droid for Dummies". 

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Re: Email & Trash Refresh/Sync
seabright
Contributor

Does anyone know how to empty the trash in the stock email app? Tried downloading K-9 but it proved unstable for me. 

 

Thanks!

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Re: Email & Trash Refresh/Sync
GreySeal
Enthusiast

seabright wrote:

Does anyone know how to empty the trash in the stock email app? Tried downloading K-9 but it proved unstable for me. 

 

Thanks!


 

In the stock email app, while in the trash folder showing the list of messages, you will see little checkboxes in the left corner of each message subject.  Click on each one of those boxes to select them.  After selecting all that you want to delete, select 'delete' from the menu at the bottom. 

 

They will all be deleted.  Be patient, if you have alot of them, it takes a few seconds before anything happens.

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