7316 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 23, 2010 2:10 PM by William Huisking1
Consider yourself lucky. I have 13,500 messages that the OS 4 phone now think are new. This is a POP-mail server...typically the mail server remembers each individual mail client...so when I start using a new client, it will try to send all messages unread by that particular client. It now thinks the iPhone OS 4 is a new client altogether.
Changing the messages shown option doesn't really do anything. It will simply only retrieve the most recent 25/50/75/100/200. But as those are deleted, it starts going back in time and pulling all the older messages.
I don't have a MAIL DAYS TO SYNC option, perhaps that works for Exchange server, but not for POP.
I don't believe there is any resolution at this point. Once the POP server thinks its a new mail client...game over.
Your right, when you think you have it bad, someone comes along that has it alot worse....
This really *****... I can't believe I have to go through and delete 4566 messages !!! but when I hit 4566, I will think you you with 9000 more to go....
If you do come up with anything, let me know. Hopefully someone else has an idea....
There is a small silver lining here...
Since OS 4 now has mail threading, you can delete an entire thread at a time, instead of simply individual mails.
Of course, since you can only download/view/manipulate 200 max emails at a time, this is of somewhat limited value, since you'll only be able to delete threads that exist within that 200-email view. YMMV on how much savings you get, but hopefully your delete-clicks will be somewhat less than the actual number of emails being reported because of this.