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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