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Emptying Gmail Trash

There must be a way to empty all contents of Gmail Trash in one swoop. I could not figure it out!

Please let me know it,


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Addendum: Other Gmail-Related Questions

(1) I am puzzled that many emails which do not go to my PC's Gmail Inbox, go to my Smartphone's Gmail Inbox. (I have only one Gmail userid.) Please explain.

(2) I cannot figure out how to delete in one swoop all emails in my Smartphone's Gmail Inbox, and then, as the next step, all emails which will be going to the Smartphone's Trash box. Please help.


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Re: Gmail, question one

You can configure your e-mail program (you didn't tell which ones you use in your PC and smartphone) to use pop3 or imap, and you can use webmail in the browser.

A difference between pop3 on one side and imap/webmail on the other side is by design. And if you configure pop3 to delete the mails on the server after downloading them, a difference between different pop3 clients is by design also.
So my guess is the behavior is as you specified yourself when you set it up.

Since I don't use gmail, I can't answer your other 2 questions. Those might depend on your settings also.

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Well if you delete the emails on your

smartphone they get deleted on the Google mail server. That means you they are removed from the server before they can be viewed on PC. Yes you have 1 userid but the email is stored in one place since Gmail is IMAPI once deleted from that place it's gone.

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Well I do it by

going into the trash folder and to the first email and click. The email will then be highlighted. I go to the bottom email and do a shift right mouse click then hit the delete key (windows 10 mail app). But that depends on which email client you are using the Gmail app I go to trash and their are boxes next to the emails. I click the top one then go to the box above and select ALL and click the delete forever button.

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