1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 12, 2013 1:11 PM by sdpitbull
smitette Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Help! I had a Blackberry before I got the iPhone 4. There is a lot of difference and I have found solutions except one. When I delete an email on the iPhone, it deletes it from my computer. How can I keep this from happening? I do not want to end up with lots of emails on my iPhone...Thanks

iPhone 4, iOS 6.1.3
  • 1. Re: iphone 4 deleting emails on server
    sdpitbull Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)

    If the messages are being deleted from the iPhone and the computer then you have set your mail account up as a IMAP account. Those accounts keep the devices in sync - an action on one will reflect on another one. (A delete on the iPhone will also delete on the computer.)


    It sounds like you need to set up your mail as a POP account. That way actions on the phone will not reflect on the computer (Deleting from the iPhone will NOT delete from the computer.)


    You'll need to inquire with your mail provide as to whether they support POP and what the necessary setttings may be.