Happily pruning my Gmail inbox with the Mail app on OS X.
go to message, select all of [sender x]/go to selection-result panel/select-all/move-to-Trash-on-My Mac
a) my trash is empty (because they’re not physically local)
b) when I go online by browser to my Google Mail account (I haven’t tried my Google app), there they are.
I see them all–I think-- in “flagged,” in my app, which goes back to crap in 2010 I was sure I deleted–meaning, everything is flagged for deletion, but hasn’t been, because thats between me and Google?
So, with Mail app, I try to move all “flagged” back into Google inbox. No joy.
I can live with them there, if indeed that’s them–they’re out of sight at least, but now everything’s swept under the rug.
Maybe I could delete the account in Mail, and have the new one import from the server? I’m confused about “import” versus “sync with the server” in this case. I figured I’d pause here and consult smarter people before I make matters worse.
And I was feeling so productive. Although I must say I feel kind of light and liberated right now.