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How do I delete backed up photos from Gmail?

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If you wish to delete mobile photos, choose one or more individual photo on your device. At the top right of the screen is the “3 lines” button (menu icon). Tap it, select “delete device copy”, and press yes.

To weed out old photos in Gmail:

1. In your inbox, select one or more photos that you’d like to delete. (You can select several by holding down [Ctrl] and clicking on each photo.)

2. At the top of your screen, click More Actions > Delete.

How do I back up my Gmail account to Google Drive?

1. In your inbox, click the Down arrow .

2. Select Backup & import > Backup to Google Drive.

How do I back up my account using a Google Drive backup link?

1. In your inbox, click the Down arrow .

2. Select Backup & import > More options > Advanced backup.

3. Click Choose a different account and select your Google Drive account from the pop-up window. (Note: This works only for current Gmail users.)

4. Enter the email address of that account in the field provided and click Authorize to confirm it’s yours. Once you authorize it, you’ll see a Download Backup button . Then, do one of these things to download your data:

5a. Click Download Now to get a list of all your emails on the desktop or mobile device where you’re signed into Google Drive. Or… …5b. Click Download Backup to download an .mbox file that contains all your emails and any other data in your Gmail account.

To learn more about restoring a Google Drive backup, see Back up data with Google Drive > Restore files from a backup.


What are the “Restore email” instructions?

1. In your inbox, select More actions and click Restore this conversation > Yes, restore these messages (if you use Yahoo! Mail) or OK (if you use Hotmail).

2. A message will be sent to the people who replied to the thread asking them if they want their reply included in a new conversation that’s created after the restoration is finished. If you don’t receive an email from Google, check your Spam folder.

3. Once you’ve clicked Restore this conversation on each page of the thread, click Continue in the upper right corner to finish restoring messages.

4. When you’re done with the restoration process, select More actions > Restoring completed or click here for more options .

5. To see a list of restored emails and conversations:

A) Click Go to inbox. If prompted, sign into your account using your Google Account credentials .

OR… B ) Select More actions , then select Go to Inbox > All emails . You may have to scroll down until you find all the new messages that were just restored (it’s possible that some will appear at the top).

To learn more about restoring a Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail email message, see Restore messages in Yahoo! Mail and Restore messages in Hotmail.

Are messages deleted from my Gmail account if I restore them to a different account?

Restoring email messages doesn’t change the original location of the messages. The emails will still be in your Inbox after you’ve restored them, but they’ll appear as “From Original” instead of “From Backup.”

How do I stop receiving or deleting emails?

1. Drag and drop an unread message with no replies into the Trash folder .

OR… 2a. Click More actions > Delete. In case you changed your mind, click Undo to undelete it within 30 seconds . OR… …2b. Select an unread message with one or more replies. To temporarily hide it: 1. Click the More actions button .

2. Select Archive or Mark as Read (depending on your preference). To permanently delete it: 1. Click More actions > Delete forever.

How do I undelete a message?

1. In Gmail, select two or more messages that you want to restore from the Trash folder . Then, at the top of the page, click Move to and select Inbox. Each message will be restored as a new conversation with “From backup” in the “Sender” field . You can also restore individual messages from your Trash folder by selecting them one at a time .

2a. If you’re using an IMAP account, download the mail to another device so you can access it later.

OR… 2b. If you’re using a POP3 account, copy the message by right-clicking on it and selecting Copy from the pop-up menu. Then, go to your other email program and paste the message into a new email .

If a draft isn’t deleted when I click Delete forever, what happens?

A draft stays in your Drafts folder indefinitely until you delete it or choose to publish it as an actual email. Another move is to Archive the message when it’s complete but not sent yet (or even permanently delete it if you don’t want a copy in your Sent Mail folder). You may find that you often need this extra step because you want to change the subject line or need to tweak the message in some way.

If you’re not sure what a draft is, it’s an email that has been started but hasn’t yet been sent. These are ideal for review because you can work on your messages until they’re perfect before having them go out into the world. To see a summary of all your drafts: 1. In Gmail, open the Drafts folder .

2a. If you’re using an IMAP account, download the mail to another device so you can access it later. OR… 2b. If you’re using a POP3 account, copy the message by right-clicking on it and selecting Copy from the pop-up menu. Then, go to your other email program and paste the message into a new email.

How can I keep messages from slipping into the Spam folder?

Google has put in place special measures that help ensure that certain types of messages don’t end up being automatically labeled as spam in Gmail. These include:

Spam-like text from known senders will be ignored . If you’re sending marketing emails, make sure your copy doesn’t have this type of language (even if your company name is at the top). Remember people’s names and use them! Don’t just say “Hi” or “Dear valued customer.” This is another tactic used by spammers.

You must have verified ownership of any domains associated with your email address . This means that if you buy [email protected], it’s very likely that messages sent to that address will be ignored by Google’s spam filters.

If you’re using Gmail for business purposes, verify the domain with Google so your organization can be sure all its messages are protected. You’ll find this option under Settings > Filters and Blocked Addresses > Verify a Business Domain (or visit https://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business-tools#spam).

How do I download my IMAP account?

1a. Click in the sidebar on “All Mail.” Then click Download next to an entire folder from the selection menu and click Download (or press Ctrl+Shift+S).

OR… 1b. Open the folder you’d like to download in IMAP format and select all the messages by holding down Shift and clicking each message you want to include, then right-click on one of those messages and select “Download” from its pop-up menu.

If I’m using an IMAP account, how can I also use POP3?

2a. Click in the sidebar on “All Mail.” Then click Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP > Enable POP for all mail or Forwarding for individual accounts (depending on what kind of account you have). Then enter your alternate email address in the box next to it .

OR… 2b. Open the account you’d like to use POP3 for in your sidebar and click More Actions > Forwarding and POP/IMAP > Enable POP for all mail or Forwarding for individual accounts (depending on what kind of account you have). Then enter your alternate email address in the box next to it.

What are message drafts?

A draft is a saved message that has not been sent yet . You can use this extra step before sending an email as a formality, or if you want to change the Subject line or tweak the contents. Drafts are also good because they allow you to review them without having them interrupt other people who might be trying to read messages in Gmail at the same time.

To see a summary of your drafts, click in the sidebar on “Drafts” and then select an account from the selection menu. You can turn drafts off by selecting “Include only messages that have been received” (in Settings > General).

How do I organize my Gmail inbox?

The search is your best friend! Use it to find specific emails quickly, especially if you use labels for different types of messages (see Chapter 2 for more details). Speaking of which… there are other ways to keep things sorted too:

Create folders and move messages into them : This is a great option because not only does it help bring order to the chaos, but you won’t even need to leave Mail. Just click the plus sign in any folder to create a new one, and then drag messages from your inbox into it.

Create filters: This is especially useful if you have messages that are sent to you frequently or that come through multiple accounts. When you set up a filter, Gmail can keep those messages separate from general email; this makes it easier for both you and everyone else who reads your mail because there will be fewer unimportant emails in your inbox. A quick overview of filters: when you create one, Gmail takes every message marked with certain words (called “labels” within Mail) and puts them in various folders on its servers. These folders sync across all of your devices so they’ll appear even when you’re not connected to the Internet.

To set up a filter, click in the sidebar on “Settings” and select Filters from the selection menu. Then just create a new filter by entering your desired label(s) or keyword(s). You’ll also see that you can choose which IMAP folders should be affected by this filter.

What are Smart Labels?

Smart Labels is a tool within Gmail that will help organize messages based on what’s inside them (suspicious emails for example). This feature will assign labels to all incoming email messages based on content, so instead of having to manually apply labels yourself, Gmail will do it itself for you! The system works automatically when your account is connected to other Google services (like Calendar or Google +) for added convenience. When you create a new Gmail label, it will be available in your other Google services automatically. Keep in mind that Smart Labels aren’t perfect and may create false positives as well as negatives (they are still being perfected).

Can I search my messages using dates?

Yup! Just use the keyboard shortcut Command F and start typing: you can select how far back you want to go by choosing “Today,” “Past week,” or “Past month” from the drop-down menu next to the Search field . Once you’ve entered all your criteria, hit Enter/Return once to see only those matching emails! You can also narrow down your search by clicking on any of the date links within each message.

What does “Inbox” mean?

The Inbox is where all your gmail messages should be pulled into. It’s also where you can see a list of all possible labels and their contents, as well as any newsletters you’ve subscribed to that show in the sidebar. If you have created a folder called Inbox (which is not recommended) then it will appear with a little icon showing it’s actually a folder. You can change this by clicking on your Google Account avatar at the top right corner > Settings > General > Organize inbox and unchecking the box next to ” Show ‘Inbox’ as a label.”

How do I delete backed up photos from Gmail?

If you wish to delete mobile photos, choose one or more individual photo on your device. At the top right of the screen is the “3 lines” button (menu icon). Tap it, select “delete device copy”, and press yes.

Can I delete photos after Google backup?

Download and install the Google Photos app. Photos and videos older than 30 days can be deleted, but you’ll still have access to them in your Google Photos library.

Can you delete photos from Gmail?

To remove your profile picture from Gmail, first delete all the contents of your ‘Profile Photos’ album. Next go to ‘Settings >> General >> My Picture’, choose Change Picture and pick No Picture.

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