5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2011 8:26 AM by Michael Morgan1
Jo Dilbeck Level 1 (40 points)
OK, I've read all of the different e-mails on this subject, and have not yet found the answer. I want to be able to delete ALL mail on my i-pad WITHOUT affecting the e-mail on my Yahoo server. I have gone to Settings/Mail.../My Account/Advanced and have only 3 buttons there:
Mailbox Behaviors
Drafts Mailbox
Deleted Mailbox

Deleted Messages
Remove
Never
After One Day
After One Week
After One Month

There is absolutely nothing here that says to leave mail on the yahoo server when I delete it from the i-pad.

Can anyone help me out? I do not use my ipad primarily for e-mail and save a LOT of e-mail on the server that I would like to remove from ipad.

Jo

Windows 7
  • red555 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    If you take the "Deleted Messages, Remove, Never" option, that should cause the ipad to not delete any emails from the server even when you delete them from the ipad.

    That's how it works on my POP3 email account.
  • Jo Dilbeck Level 1 (40 points)
    Nope, tried it, didn't work.........:-(
  • Jo Dilbeck Level 1 (40 points)
    Well, I discovered my problem. When I set up my e-mail account initially, I selected Yahoo mail (since I use Yahoo, you'd think this would work). I went back in and deleted this account, set up a new e-mail account under "Other", it discovered my e-mail settings, and GAVE ME THAT "KEEP ON SERVER" OPTION!

    So, for those of you using the canned e-mail tabs and having problems, try using the "Other" and see if it works for you!
  • Idiocratease Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for this tip. Works perfectly. Seems like there is an omission from the yahoo! Mail set up.
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 (23,830 points)
    Idiocratease wrote:
    Thanks for this tip. Works perfectly. Seems like there is an omission from the yahoo! Mail set up.

    Might be an omission on Apple's part, or might be the configuration requested by Yahoo - there's no way to tell from here. If interested in Apple fixing it, though, you'll have to make that request via the FEEDBACK FORM — http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html