I use a backup app to backup SMS text messages to my GMail account registered on my HTC Desire Z Android 2.3 phone.
The app requests access to the gmail account. But what does this actually mean? Does it mean:
the application has write-only access to the gmail - i.e. it can insert emails but not delete or adjust other existing emails (does the Android API provide for that?)
the application has full access to the email, and could potentially delete emails if there was a bug