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My Gmail inbox moves answered messages to the sent mail folder, attached to my reply. How do I set up Gmail to keep the answered messages in the inbox? I use the Gmail online and off-line clients and they both behave the same way.

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Gmail has an option to add the send and archive button to the toolbar:

Once you enable the setting, you'll see a new button at the bottom of the page when you reply to messages. When you're done writing, click Send & Archive to send the reply and archive the previous message in one step, or click Send to send your reply but leave the original message in your inbox.

The remove that option do the following:

  • Click the Gear Icon/Settings
  • In the General tab you will see the Send and Archive section:
  • Select Hide "Send & Archive" button in reply
  • click Save Changes
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