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Repeated downloading of read mail

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I am finding this discussion very interesting, since I too have the same problem--although I am already using an IMAP account, since I use Mobileme for my mail. I do have a POP account and a Yahoo account as well, but they all seem to run fine through my Mobileme account. I do not get duplicate emails on my computers---just on my ipad (1). I have never been able to solve this problem. I will open an email, read it, delete it, and within a few minutes it will just download again.... What a nuisance!!!!
 
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Cathart said:
I am finding this discussion very interesting, since I too have the same problem--although I am already using an IMAP account, since I use Mobileme for my mail. I do have a POP account and a Yahoo account as well, but they all seem to run fine through my Mobileme account. I do not get duplicate emails on my computers---just on my ipad (1). I have never been able to solve this problem. I will open an email, read it, delete it, and within a few minutes it will just download again.... What a nuisance!!!!

Hi, Cathartic!

Yes, this is a bummer, isn't it. I have a suggestion that may help. Set up an IMAP mail account and one if the screens offers you a choice of ticking the iPad trash folder or the server trash folder. I have had good results with the SERVER option ticked. Since I tried this yesterday I haven't seen any "repeat" and am keeping my fingers crossed that this did the trick. With the other option I often got a message that the mail could not be moved to the trash folder.

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I am a little afraid to do that because I do have two other computers to which I do want to have my mail delivered. If I delete mail from the server, then I'm afraid it won't be delivered to the other computers.
 
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I am a little afraid to do that because I do have two other computers to which I do want to have my mail delivered. If I delete mail from the server, then I'm afraid it won't be delivered to the other computers.

I am in exactly the same position as you, but the remedy is simple! Just don't delete anything on the iPad that you think you might want to read on another computer. This is now working for me...
 
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Cathart said:
I am a little afraid to do that because I do have two other computers to which I do want to have my mail delivered. If I delete mail from the server, then I'm afraid it won't be delivered to the other computers.

By the way I see my iPad spell "corrector" thought your name was Cathartic. Sorry about that!

Anyway, I can now use my iPad to scan all my mail, read the urgent stuff, and delete the dross. The things I need to read and/or download at laptop or desktop are there when I want them. For instance Word for Windows docs are not rendered very well on the iPad, so they more or less have to be read on a Windows machine.
 

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