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Email not deleting off server from iOS

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by butterfly68za, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. butterfly68za
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    Hi everyone

    I searched the forums but did not find anything relating to my query.

    I have set up iOS to delete emails from the server when deleted from the inbox using iOS native email app.

    A couple of minutes later, the whole inbox has downloaded again, this happens several times through out the day, until I log in via the web browser and manually delete them off the server.

    This was on iOS 4 on my iPod Touch and the same on my iPad 2 with iOS 5. Excuse my language, but its starting to ........ me off!

    Any work arounds, something I have missed? I've tried all possible settings.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
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    It depends on how you have set-up your email on the iPad. This will also depend on your mail provider and the type of mail connection allowed. It sounds like your current set-up uses a pop3/SMTP server connection, which is rather limiting. A more advanced IMAP or Exchange server set-up will allow you to do exactly what you're after.
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    Even with POP, iPad allows you to set how frequently emails are deleted. Sounds like you've just got to get your settings adjusted.
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    Go to your mail settings.select your account and select it again.go to advanced settings then mailbox behaviours then deleted mailbox.set trash to server and not ipad.
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    Thank you dhewson777 & Semel

    You both gave me help :D

    I changed the account to IMAP, as dhewson777 suggested, and went further and followed Semel's advice to change the Trash folder to Server Trash. Works perfect!

    You guys and iPF rock!
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