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GMail Not Archiving The Same?

I receive and send a good amount of email every day. I friggin’ love GMail. There are so many features that make it perfect for me. Threaded conversations, starring, IMAP, easy filters, the list goes on. The fact that it’s in the cloud is great for me.

I also love “archiving” my email instead of deleting it. I have every single email I’ve ever sent to received since 12/12/04. And I can search through it with the power of google in seconds. Awesome.

Because I do so much emailing, I’m sensitive to little changes, and I have noticed one recently.

When I reply to an email, I immediately press the “archive” button so it goes into All Mail and away from my inbox. I’m an inbox-zero kinda guy. But recently, if I have an email thread open, reply to it, and hit archive, it tells me it archives it but seconds later I find it at the top of my inbox like I never archived it.

Anyone else notice this? Just me?