Q&A What is the difference between marking a message as read and archiving it?

Question: What is the difference between marking a message as read and archiving it? A read and archived message are different things. You can have a read or an unread email that is archived. When a message is archived, what you are really doing is removing the inbox label from the email. This means it is removed from the inbox. It can be read or unread at this point. When you read or mark an email as read, Gmail will change the colour of the email on the homepage but…

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A Simpler Guide to Gmail, Second Edition: Getting the most out of Google’s free email is now only available on Kindle

Due to changes in Gmail by Google in 2013, A Simpler Guide to Gmail is now half price until the new edition is ready for publication. Buy the Kindle format from Amazon This second (2012) edition of A Simpler Guide to Gmail is a fully revised, illustrated,straightforward and no-nonsense approach to a how-to guide for setting up your Gmail account. With twice the information of the first edition there are step-by-step guides to opening the account and sending email, to the more advanced features including Chat and Labs. Also now includes…

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