I love Gmail and Google Calender, and I love them even more now that I use them in my job at 2tor, Inc. and not just for my personal email. What I’ve never liked is the inability to relabel “Sent” items as something else, as I use my Sent folder as one way to keep track of my tasks. I don’t want to delete any of my important Sent items; I just want to file them somewhere else permanently, as I could do in Outlook. Well, it took some digging, and I had to wade through an interminable exchange between someone like me who needed a solution and someone who wanted to only offer a workaround.
It won’t necessarily work if you don’t have an iPhone or IPad, but that’s only because I don’t own an Android of Blackberry phone, so it make work with them as well. Here’s the solution from the Google support discussions (go to the bottom of the link or any post deleted 3/28/11 or later):
There is a way around this if you have an iPhone or an iPad. If you have a message/mail (conversation is such a silly expression) in your Sent “folder” you can simply “move” it to one of your named folders. And the Sent message disappears from your PC/laptop at the same time. But like everyone else, I fail to see why Google won’t sort this out so we don’t have to resort to work-round solutions.
Thanks to John Croxen, a “retired solicitor from Emberton” who posted the solution. I just tried it using my iPhone 4 and it worked like a charm!
Aneil, aka “The Filer and not the Piler”