You can't remove just the archive button (sadly) but you can remove all 3 of the hover buttons via the settings menu
Then in the "Hover Actions" section and choose "Disable Hover Actions"
Our company's email is hosted by Google Apps, and I asked Google Enterprise Support the same question. They answered that the search syntax for archived messages is:
has:nouserlabels -in:Sent -in:Chat -in:Draft -in:Inbox
Here's the reference documentation for Gmail's search: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7190?hl=en
I deleted my Promotions labels thinking I wouldn't need it anymore but I prefer it over the new inbox so I searched a little and this seems to have worked:
Create a new label with the same name as the Smart Filter, in my case "Promotions"
Create a new filter and enter the value "label:^smartlabel_promo" in the "Has the words" field. When you do a sample ...
Unfortunately, no, there's no activity log within Gmail that's accessible to users. The only "undo" option there is, really, is what's available immediately after performing an action.
So, recovering what you happened to have labeled "inbox" doesn't seem practical. At best, you could look through your messages in "all mail" for the past month or so and see ...
Actually, Sent mail in Gmail isn't a folder nor a label. It's a system view similar to "All Mail".
The only way to remove messages from there is by deleting them.
As @user829755 found some web pages suggests the use of IMAP client to remove messages from the Sent. According to bkc56 in Managing Sent Mail this could work temporarily but ...
first reply here :)
Sadly, nothing of what you have mentioned exists in Gmail, only powerful search engine.
If an email hasn't a label and it isn't in Inbox (that's a special label), then the email is in the "All mail" label.
Sorry for that.
Your problem is the order that the filters were applied.
If messageA is directed by filterx to get labelX and told to skip the inbox; then filterb that applies label2016 never sees messageA.
to:me after:2015/01/01 before:2016/01/01 label:inbox
gets all messages with the inbox label.
to:me after:2015/01/01 before:2016/01/01
The after: and before: search operators act on messages that were sent or received after or before those dates respectively.
From Gmail Help - Advanced Search
after: before: older: newer:
Search for messages sent or received during a certain period of time
(using the date format yyyy/mm/dd)
Example: after:2004/04/16 before:2004/04/18
You've got it a bit backwards there. "Archive" simply means to remove the "Inbox" label. So, if something is "unarchived", it means it's still in your Inbox.
Just a note: AND is superfluous, because the search is implicitly "AND". Also, "NOT" does not work. - is used for negation.
In Gmail, there is no Archive folder. All emails you "archive" ends up in All Mail folder - https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#all
And to filter out non-archived emails you can search for in:archive - https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#archive
It shouldn't be hard to find them. Even archived e-mails are in the All mail selection, see the picture below.
If you don't see them there, you probably deleted them by mistake (then you should try to check the trash).
Try also other options on the menu.
I'll try and answer the components of your overall question, but there is no easy way to remove the Archive button, here are some suggestions though on how to work around it.
How can you get rid of the Archive button: there is no easy way to do this using any of Gmail's native settings. Also, I would argue that removing the Archive button would just leave ...
Archive in Gmail just means that the inbox label has been removed.
Select an email by opening it or checking it, then one of the buttons at the top of the page will allow you to archive the email.
Archiving works best if you have at least one other label on the message. That means that the message can be found under that label. The strength of Gmail is ...
You can remove the archive button by:
click on the settings cog >> settings >> general >> hover actions
then change it from:
Enable hover actions - Quickly gain access to archive, delete, mark as read and snooze controls on hover
Disable hover actions
(I kept accidentally archiving too, it was very annoying!)