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POP3 Email won't delete from server

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by bobmcc81, Aug 4, 2011.

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    I have a single POP3 account on my ipad but even though I have the ipad configured to:

    Delete from server: When removed from inbox

    When I delete a junk mail from my iPad my desktop PC still retrieves it on the next send and receive. I thought that setting would kill it from the mail server. Unfortunatel I don'y have an IMAP option.

    I did a searched and found a similar thread back in November but there was no resolution.

    Any tips would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Bob
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    It may be that you are not giving the iPad enough time to contact your server and "tell" it that you have deleted the e-mail (s) from the server.

    What are your settings for your POP mail account? Because I have a POP account that does delete mail from the server (but, then again, I don't use it anywhere else but on the iPad, so I don't know how fast it deletes). I can tell you that I've got my settings to "Fetch" manually (I don't have Push set up). Maybe that'll make a difference?

    Try this: Once you've deleted mail, close your Mail app and then close it from the multitasker bar. Then, reopen it. That'll make it reload - which should make it talk to the server. When it does, it should tell it the mail is now gone.

    I'm just kind of throwing things at your problem to see if anything sticks. Does any of this sound like it might work ... or does work? Cause, as I said, mine works fine - I know because I go in every now and then via the web and my POP mail is empty, both the inbox and the deleted items.

    Marilyn
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    I believe that there may be a update required at the server end. There was a similar thread a month or so ago but I can't find it.
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    If the email just is not updating quickly, as Marilyn suggests, then tapping the update icon at the bottom of the mail list may work just as well as closing and reopening Mail.

    I just read a review on ibisMail that made me think it might be the better choice for POP accounts. It is more configurable and will let you create local folders for your email. If you try it out and like it, let us know.
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    Yes yes Yes Marilyn nailed it. Thank you so much. I deleted the msg from the ipad then tap the inbox icon again for it to talk to the server and viola just how it shoudl work!...Thanks for a great community of learning.

    Bob
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    Yay!

    Thanks for the update. I always love hearing back about the success stories...

    Marilyn

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