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    iPad 2 keeps loading up old emails to inbox?

    So I got my replacement iPad 2 as my old ones microphone stopped working. But since it's been set up as soon as I open my emails it starts to load old emails from months ago that weren't deleted and marks them as unread?

    This is very frustrating as my old one never done this, any ideas what the problem could be?

    Thanks.

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    This is normal as all your emails are stored on your ISP server. Your new iPad picks up ALL the email stored there as this is it's first time checking mail from the server. When you delete email, you delete from your device but NOT the server. The device remembers what you have deleted and does not fetch another copy.

    Your new iPad has a "fresh" memory. You will have to tell it again to ignore those emails (by deleting them). This problem is not created by the iPad but is due to your server suppling your email.

    I went through the same LONG process. Have fun!

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    Thanks for the reply, was just confused as my old iPad 2 never done this even once. The long process of deletion starts

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    If your mail provider has the option of setting your email up as IMAP, do so. It will prevent this. But once you do, remember that deleting an email on the iPad will delete it on the server too.

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    If I remember correctly there is a choice to delete emails from the server after 7 or 30 days. Go into your account and go advanced then the 2nd last option is delete from server and in there are a few options. If you select never all emails stay on your ISP server so when you use a laptop it will download them and then delete them from your ISP server. If you chose any other option it will automatically delete them from the option u chose.

    Hope this helps.

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    Sorry to bring up an old post but got my replacement iPad 2 today and it keeps loading ALL my old emails on to the device. I really don't want to have to delete them all in groups as there's over 2500 now

    Is there anyway I can stop this from happening, it's so frustrating

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    It depends entirely on your email provider, but chances are the best you can do is visit your email website and delete them there instead. Check and see if your provider offers an IMAP service instead of POP. It works much better.

    Or get a GMail account and set it up to check your old account.

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    I've had this problem since loading ios 5. It only occurs on Comcast which is my primary account. I already have three other email accounts and I really don't want to get on my pc to move around Comcast emails so they don't all show up on my iPad every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzleigh View Post
    I've had this problem since loading ios 5. It only occurs on Comcast which is my primary account. I already have three other email accounts and I really don't want to get on my pc to move around Comcast emails so they don't all show up on my iPad every day.
    You'll need to change the Mail settings on your iPad to delete messages from the server when you delete them from your iPad.
    1. Open your iPad's Settings App
    2. Tap Mail, Contact, Calendars
    3. Tap your email account
    4. Tap Account
    5. Tap Mail
    6. Tap Advanced
    7. Tap Deleted Mailbox
    8. Tap Trash (under "On the Server")
    ​That should do it! Keep in mind that once the email is deleted from the server it's not recoverable.

    Hope that helps and let us know how it goes!
    Last edited by richsadams; 10-19-2011 at 02:41 AM.

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    Thanks for the replies, so I tapped on delete from server when deleted from mailbox? Will I still have to go through the whole process of deleting them myself tho?


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