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Just Moved In

Good morning all. Can someone tell me what this new "archive" folder is in my email account? I never need to use it but see if is always full of tons of old emails. Do I have to continually delete all emails in this file to avoid taking up storage? 


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Community Power User

Since Telus is using GMail this is a feature of that platform. Depending on how you are accessing your email it's possible that deleted messages will be moved to "archive" instead of deleted.


This is an older article that explains one possible scenario:


Get Gmail to Stop Archiving and Start Deleting - The New York Times (

Just a long time customer hoping to help.