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9:53 pm on Nov 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm trying to search for some old messages I know are in the sent mail and trash in my Gmail account but they aren't coming up. It looks like Google changed the way Gmail search works. Has anyone else noticed this?
1:52 am on Nov 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I am trying to search and see very old messages come up. I don't see anything changed. Can it be some filters that sent your old messages to, say, Trash? (happened to me once)
11:46 am on Nov 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Remember that messages in "Trash" & "Spam" are automatically deleted after 30 days.
9:20 pm on Nov 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Remember that messages in "Trash" & "Spam" are automatically deleted after 30 days.

No kidding? Didn't Gmail kick off with something about how they never delete messages permanently? I could have sworn.... If I receive a message, reply to it, then delete the original message, will the sent message disappear from my Sent Mail after 30 days?
8:24 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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They do seem to delete the sent message in that instance which seems crazy to me. Can anyone else verify this?
9:37 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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then delete the original message

Are you actually deleting those messages, or are you archiving them?
11:35 pm on Nov 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm trashing them. Does that trash the related sent messages too? That seems like a bad policy.
1:34 pm on Nov 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Tonearm:
There is no need to trash any message that you may want to see later.
Just create a folder & put them in there. I have some 40,000 emails in one of my Gmail accounts & nothing in my inbox. All are immediately classified & put into their respective folders. This way you lose nothing.

ANYTHING you put in trash or spam will disappear after 30 days. All other mail will be there. My mail goes back to 2004.
7:39 pm on Nov 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Got it, thanks. I wasn't doing it right.
8:04 pm on Nov 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Do you even have to make a special folder to move them to? I mean, if that's what you prefer then that's fine; I've got some mail I move (or filter) to its own folder. But for most things what I do is select the mail I want to move and then click the "Archive" button, which moves it all to the permanent "All Mail" folder.
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That's what I've started doing.