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how can I easily archive my gmail account emails in Evolution? I would like a solution easy as gmail archive. After lot of googling the only solution that I found is manually sending to the All Email Folder :/.

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You can simply click 'delete' to remove an email from the Inbox - the email will still be available in the All Mail folder. If you really want to delete an email (something you probably don't do as often as 'archive'), drag that email to the Google Mail trash folder.

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That is true by default, but depends on how Gmail is configured, see dave's answer and the comment. –  alfC Jan 7 at 1:22

In the Settings on the Gmail website, you can set it to archive deleted messages so whenever you delete a message it will be archived on Gmail's server.

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Yes, there is an option Gmail->Settings->Forward and POP/IMAP that reads: "When a message is marked as deleted and expunged from the last visible IMAP folder: [x] Archive the message (default)" –  alfC Jan 7 at 1:21

I believe the issue you are having is related to the POP protocol. You may want to check into IMAP:

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&ctx=mail&answer=75725

I don't know if IMAP, works as well as POP via Evolution, but I don't see a reason it shouldn't. The main thing that you need to make clear is whether or not you want your Evolution archive to directly correlate to your gmail account.

Because at the end of the day an archive is just a database. (aka a folder containing old emails). And beagle or other search plugins can give you the same exact functionality as the web based service.

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