Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 4:45 PM (in response to lse123)
Do you have the latest iOS installed - go to Settings\Mail,Contacts\Calendars - In accounts section choose your email concerned by tapping it, in next page select Advanced at the bottom. Delete from Server and default actions for mail when removed from inbox can be found here.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 4:54 PM (in response to lse123)
How you do this, and more importantly, where you set this option, will depend on your email type.
Exchange server email types, such as Hotmail, will require you to set them through your normal login through a browser.
Cable Accounts that run with outlook have two ways. I can either set mu outlook to manage the clean up, or have the option on my pad as well. So in Settings\Mail,Contacts, Calendars. I cwould tap on my ntlworld (apple id default email) account at the top. Then select Advanced on the next page.. On this page I have the option to set when to Delete from Server. tapping this gives me options of 'When removed from inbox', After seven days, or Never.
Hotmail is slightly different - in the Hotmail Account page, I get options of Days to push - meaning - messages are kept available to me from the server - and also an option of - mailbox folders to push. - So to do what you want here, you would simply select the Inbox to be pushed - then any messages you move form inbox to say Trash by deleting, will not get fetched - unless you select the 'Trash' folder to be fetched by the schedule set in the first option - IE Days to Push.
Gmail options are: Click on gmail account in the main accounts page. Next page click on your email address at top. on next page click on Advance, and on next page click on Deleted Mailbox. On the next page, select to Keep on my ipad - this will ensure they are cleaned up off the server when moved from your inbox. Deleting them from your Trash can will delete them from your ipad too.
For your Apple's 'me.com' account, all will depend on whether you have Mail turned on in icloud settings. If off, then messages are taken off the server when removed from your inbox. If mail is On in icloud, then you get the option to either have on your pad, or leave on a designated folder on the Server - which again you can choose through the account Advanced options as with the others.
bit of a long answer to a short question, but every account is different, and options can vary depending on default email type and whether icloud mail is on or off.
Hope this helps you.
Best wishes, Nick