Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2011 12:42 PM (in response to cp.root)
If your email is IMAP you can't because you are only viewing a "mirror" of what's on the server. When you delete from the server there may be a delay before it is removed from your phone.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2011 12:56 PM (in response to randers4)
Sorry, should have made that clear... this is POP. I'm with Verizon and they're POP.
Used to be, on my Palm and then Droid, with my personal email (POP off Verizon) once I deleted the message from the server (via webmail interface), next time I "got mail" or refreshed on the phone, those delted messages went away. Not so on the iPhone. Would think that would be a switch somewhere.. "keep deleted email on phone" or something...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2011 1:00 PM (in response to cp.root)
I don't think POP works that way. It doesn't sync with your phone, it only sends to your phone (one-way). Back to your original problem, are you saying you can't manually delete these messages? You can erase them in bulk by tapping on the Edit button, tapping on the ones you want to delete, then pressing the red Delete button on the bottom left.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2011 2:02 PM (in response to randers4)
Hrm... that may be true and this may be a function of the phone email client that Apple just doesn't do.
No, I can easily MANUALLY delete the messages. I would prefer if I didn't have to do it twice, tho. Once on the mail server and once on the phone.
What I think the phone needs to do is, when it checks the POP, anything NOT there should be removed locally. I think you are correct on POP; the phone will poll the mx (mail exchanger) and the mx will pass off the messages to the phone. The phone then keeps ALL of that unitl you manually delete it.
If, say, I remove a message from the mx, I would like the phone, when next polls, to see that that particular message isn't on the server anymore and remove it locally.
Perhaps it's just me but if I delete the message on the mx itself, via my ISP's webmail interface, I really don't want to have to remove it again from my phone.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2011 2:17 PM (in response to cp.root)
The previous messages are correct.
The way POP works, it does not match what's on your server. It downloads your mail, so once it POPs your account, if you delete it off the server, it doesn't know this and there is no way to do this with the POP protocol.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2011 5:14 AM (in response to Irish John)
Yeah it would make sence now that I think on it. Yet, interestingly enough both my previous phones had a function where it would check against what it found on the POP server (downloaded I would assume) and remote any messages it didn't d/l. Was rather nice for me.