Re: Slightly Off Topic: G-mail Question

Bissett, Tom <tom.bissett@...>

I don't know specifics but I believe gmail stores everything in a folder and simply sorts and displays according to your selection e.g. inbox, sent, spam etc. I believe the all folder is just that, it displays all of your email in one view. It is very posible the gmail won't allow you to delete from this folder because you run the risk of deleting everything. You probably have to delete from the different folders / views.

Tom Bisset

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: August 30, 2011 3:02 PM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Slightly Off Topic: G-mail Question

Hello, everyone.

I am trying to get my personal g-mail account to work with Windows Live Mail
on a Windows 7 laptop, but am having an interesting problem as I work with
my g-mail account.

Specifically, in my list of g-mail folders, there is a folder called "all

This appears to be an archive of some sort, that contains every e-mail I
have ever received, replies to relevant e-mails, etc., all the way back to
about 2009, when I first set up my g-mail account.

There are literally several hundred thousand e-mails in this "all mail"

I really don't need this folder, and I have tried to delete it, but with no

I also have tried going into the folder and deleting messages in groups, but
again, no luck.

It seems that G-mail is blocking this action.

Having all of these e-mails in my "all mail" folder is slowing things down
unnecessarily, and I'd like to get rid of this extra e-mail baggage.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how to accomplish this?

Do I actually have to go into my g-mail account to do this, and if so, what
exactly do I do?

Since this quiry may be considered to be "off topic" to some, please respond
to me personally at:

Thanks much.

Tom Behler in Michigan

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