The Gmail default action swipe to archive make sense for Google accounts.

Now, when I added a normal IMAP account, the swipe action is defaulted to delete, which is dangerous.

Are there any way to enable swipe for archive only, but not delete?

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It seems that this isn't possible at the moment. The support article for Gmail on Android states:

[You can] set default action & swipe to archive or delete messages for Gmail accounts. For non-Gmail accounts, the default is always delete, so even if you change this setting to archive, your messages will still be deleted.


You go into the gmail settings. -> the email account -> and the I think it comes under swipe actions. I'm not 100% as I've been using Google inbox but it sounds right...

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