I am new to both the this forumn and the ipad. I am a long time user of Palm OS and had a Tungsten C for 7 years and recently decided to upgrade by buying an ipad 2 (due to the price drop after the ipad 3 release). One of the main things I use such a device for is email on the go but something is kind of weird with the mail client and I was hoping someone here with greater ipad wisdom might be able to steer me in the right direction.
First, let me start out by saying that my main email account is my university account which is through gmail. The University's IT page had an extensive guide for setting up IMAP for mobile devices which I followed successfully. I then logged in and was able to view and read my email but something strange keeps happening when I try and delete emails. When I hit the delete button, the message disappears and reappears in the trash as would be expected, I can then empty the trash and have the message purged, but when I update my mailbox, all the messages that I deleted via the mail client reappear. For some reason it is deleting the messages out of the mail client but then not deleting them online as well so that every time I update my mailbox, they all come back. This is incredibly annoying as my inbox can quickly become very cluttered with junk and there does not seem to be a way to *really* delete messages from within the iOS mail client. If I want to actually delete messages I have to log in via the website and do it online. This sort of negates the purpose of having a mail client as I need to be able to do more than just view my emails, I need to be able to manage them (delete). In Versa Mail (Palm OS mail client) when I deleted messages it synced the online account accordingly making it so that I rarely, if ever, had to log in from a computer. Is there some setting that I need to change to make it so that deleted messages will not keep reappearing in my mailbox every time I update it? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
**It might be worth noting that when I log in via a browser online for email and go into my mailbox, the messages that I deleted from my ipad have a little bubble next to them that says "deleted messages" but for some reason are still in the same folder as they were originally and are not definitely not deleted.
Also, on a slightly un-related note, I was wondering if there was any way to delete an individual email from a gmail conversation via the iOS mail client. Whenever I try and delete a single email, it removes the entire conversation, which is not what I want to do. Online this is a fairly straightforward process, but via Mail it seems to be an impossible task.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help with my issues!