Deleting

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by kflacy, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. kflacy

    kflacy iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hi, I have a Mac book pro, an iPad and an iPhone . When I delete an email from on of my devices it still shows up on the other 2. Can this be changed?
     
  2. ardchoille

    ardchoille iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,188
    Thanks Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    Ratings:
    +224 / 1
    I've had this happen as well on my iPAd mini and my iPhone 4S. I think it just takes time to sync across all devices.
     
  3. kflacy

    kflacy iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Everything syncs but I have to go to 3 devices to check and read the same messages. How can I set it up so when I delete a message on one device it deletes it on the others. Right now this doesn't happen
     
  4. Mickey330

    Mickey330 Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,619
    Thanks Received:
    1,862
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Western NY state (USA)
    Ratings:
    +2,052 / 0
    It depends on which type of e-mail you are using: POP, IMAP or Exchange. With a POP account, the e-mail is going to go to each device unless you delete it from the server. Yes, you can set it up to delete the mail from the server so it won't stay in the trash, but I've never seen my POP account work fast enough so that it prevents it from sending to all my iDevices. I think, with a POP account, it sends the e-mail to all at once, so there is no stopping it. All you can do is manage 'after the fact" - use one of your devices to keep the server clean and delete on the server only.

    I also use Gmail, which is an IMAP account on my device. In this case, the iPad (and all my devices) are seeing what is on the server and can intact with it. So, if I delete a Gmail e-mail from my iPhone, it will be gone from the iPad (and the web/my PC browser).

    I can't talk about Exchange e-mail, as I don't use it. But, I think it works the same as IMAP.

    Again, it depends on which type of account you have. Once you know that - you might be able to alter the behavior. So, can you ID which type you are using - then, hopefully, someone with the same kind will be able to tell you how to set it up (if you can).

    Marilyn
     

Share This Page