New Email problem, can anyone offer suggestions please?

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  1. VA7DB

    VA7DB New Member

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    Hi Guy's - N - Gal's
    I'm using an iPad2 and running iOS 5.0.1 (Jailbroken) I've had no problems so far and have been using the iPad for many months so am not totally new to the beast.
    Two days ago I noticed that every time I delete emails they do disappear off the iPad OK, then next time I open the email app they are back.........and yes I have them set to be automatically deleted off the email server once read and have taken the iPad off WiFi (Airplane Mode) and still it shows all the deleted emails are back next time I open the app......
    It seems obvious that the emails are for some reason not really deleting although they do go away temporarily.
    Any idea's or thoughts greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.......Dave
     
  2. MrMike6by9

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    How do you have your accounts setup on your idevice? Traditionally, IMAP gives more reliable functionality than does POP3. YMMV
     
  3. EverythingApple

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    Do you have it set up as POP or IMAP?

    I'd make sure the setting is still set to deleted off the server. Than make sure they are really deleted off the server. It might be an issue with the server. Try hard resetting your iPhone.

    IMAP allows you to view all messages (deleted, sent, draft, inbox) on several devices. POP downloads once to one device, but can still remain on the server unless you tell it otherwise. I had a problem with deleting at first when my work email server changed to IMAP but than I had to change some settings. Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Your Mail Account>Account (if IMAP)>Advanced> select each mailbox behavior and select a box. Hope this helps.
     
  4. VA7DB

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    Hi Mike and Chris,
    Firstly thanks so much for your suggestions !
    And yes it ended up being my fault......I had the PC downstairs set together with my provider to delete the emails from the server once they were dumped to the PC.
    I had my AVG set to do a scan and after the scan it re-booted the PC and shut Outlook, so in short the emails were not being dumped to the PC and the server of course devotedly carried on retaining them.
    Somtimes us old geezers get confused by the simplest of things :) Thanks again Dave
     
  5. EverythingApple

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    No problem, Dave! That's what we're here for.
     
  6. VA7DB

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    Thanks Chris, Great and knowedgeable bunch of people here ! :) Dave
     
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