1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 13, 2013 10:41 AM by chcn
chcn Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

Has anyone noticed that since the upgrade to iOS 7 automatic email cleanup does not seem to be working?


I have an IMAP email account set up with the following setting: Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, [then tap the email account in question] > Account > Advanced > Deleted Messages Remove > After one week


I have had that configuration on my iPhone and iPad for a very long time, and it always deleted everything out of my deleted messages folder (which, on my system, is called Trash) that was older than one week. It would do this no matter when the message was actually deleted, and no matter whether I deleted it on my iPhone, my iPad, on a computer using Outlook, or through a web interface. (It actually would have been nice to retain a message I had just deleted for the one-week period in case I changed my mind; instead the way it worked was if I deleted a message that was received months ago, it would be removed from Trash almost right away. But it worked consistently.)


Now, since iOS 7, it does not appear to be cleaning out that folder at all. Has anyone else noticed this?


I'm not sure if it's not removing any messages, or if it's just not removing messages I delete on another platform (like Outlook). So today I've done a test with a specific message that I will watch over the next little while to see how it works. But in the meantime I thought I'd ask if anyone else has noticed this, and if there is a solution.

iPhone 5s, iOS 7.0.4