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UFGator

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I think what you are saying is that you would like to delete mail on your iPhone but have the mail stay on the AOL server. That's not a problem if you use POP3 as your setting in iPhone. If you use IMAP then whatever you delete on your phone will be deleted on the server. What option do you have now?
 

UFGator

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i don't see anything that says "parameters"
Wow. I'll feel much better about this if you're just trolling to waste someone's time. Anyway try this...

1. Got settings
2. Select "mail"
3. Tap on one of the "Accounts"
4. Let me know what all the fields say
 

joeg679

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i tapped on my AOL account and it says:

account----switched to "ON"

name-------my name
address------my e-mail address
password-----my password
description----the description of the account
advanced--
when i click on advanced i get

Mailbox Behaviors
drafts mailbox-----------saved>
sent mailbox------------sent>
deleted mailbox---------on my iPhone>

Deleted messages
Remove-----------------after one day>

Settings
incoming uses SSL------------"ON"
outgoing uses SSL-------------"ON"
Authentication----------------password
IMAP Path Prefix/ -------------

hope this helps
 

UFGator

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Hmmm. Perhaps AOL defaults to an IMAP setting. I don't use AOL so I don't know for sure. What I would do is I would add a new mail account and not use the "AOL" choice. I would use the "Other" choice try this:

1. Settings
2. Mail
3. Add Account
4. Other
5. At the top it will say "IMAP", "POP", "Exchange". Select "POP"
6. Fill in the other fields:
Name: "your name"
Address: "your email address"
Description: "Whatever"

Host Name: "pop3.aol.com"
User Name: "Your email address"
Password: "your AOL password"

Host Name: "smtp.aol.com"
User Name: "Your email address"
Password: "your AOL password"

I think you can leave the "advanced" as default. This should set you up as POP3 on AOL. ASSUMING AOL SUPPORTS POP3. They might not...
 

UFGator

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OK. Last thing to do. Call AOL and ask if they support POP3. If they say yes, then ask them what the server name is. "POP3.AOL.COM" may not be the right server name, or they might not support POP3. If they do support POP3, then we just have one of the parameters set wrong...
 

joeg679

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UFGATOR, thanks for putting me on the right track. I actually figured it out. The incoming server has to be pop.aol.com and the outgoing server is smtp.aol.com. Again, thanks a lot.