Are your all emails are going to the trash folder of the Gmail automatically? If yes, then it might be due to the settings issue of your Gmail account. 

Probably, the Gmail folder rules are enabled for which the emails are automatically diverting to the trash folder. If Gmail’s Copy option is selected to trash, then this is another fact causing the issue. Besides, for the wrong Gmail forwarding settings, this error can be encountered. 

So, if you are getting the error, it is suggested to go to the next section. In the next segment, we are mentioning some of the effective ways on how to stop emails going to trash in Gmail

Methods to Fix the “Emails Going to Trash Gmail” Error 

This section consists of the key procedures to stop the emails from going into the trash folder. Implement the below-mentioned methods carefully as per your convenience. 

Method 1: Delete the Gmail Filters

If the Gmail filter rules are the cause behind the error, then you need to allow the following steps to fix the matter:

  • Open your Gmail account and then click on the cog icon.
  • Now, select “Settings”.
  • Proceed with going to the “General” tab. 
  • Further, click on the “Filters and blocked addresses” tab. 
  • Choose the boxes that are listed below under this tab. 
  • Lastly, click on the “Delete” button. 

After deleting the Gmail filters, you will be able to stop the emails to go to the trash folder. But if the error persists, you need to go to the next section.

Method 2: Check if the Delete Gmail’s Copy Option is Selected

If you use a POP client for Gmail, make sure that the “delete Gmail’s copy” option is disabled. Enabling this option can lead to the “emails move to the trash folder automatically” issue. 

To disable “delete Gmail’s client”, you need to implement the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open your Gmail account. Now, click on the “Settings” option under the cog symboled menu.
  • Now, go to the  “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab.
  • After that locate the “When messages are accessed with POP” section and check if the “delete Gmail’s copy” option is enabled.
  • If the option is enabled, you need to remove the option and in place set “Keep Gmail’s copy in the Inbox”.

Now, after disabling the Delete Gmail’s Copy option, check if you have solved the error or not. And if the emails are still going to the Trash Folder, you need to go to the next section. 

Method 3: Check Gmail’s Forwarding Settings

If the Forwarding settings option is enabled, the emails will automatically move to the trash folder. So, you need to disable this option. To do that, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Log in to your Gmail account. From there go to the Settings. 
  • Now, go to the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” option. Now, check if the “Keep Gmail’s copy in the Inbox” selected under the Forward a copy drop-down menu.

After checking the emails forwarding settings, check if you are getting the error. If you are still unable to fix the error, then it is suggested to use another web browser to use Gmail. Or you can try to delete the current Gmail account and then try to sign in with a new account.

Hopefully, after trying the above solutions, you will get all the emails in their correct locations.