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  • Mark Straker Level 1 (0 points)

    You may want to delete a couple of messages on the iPhone before you see them on the Mac, that's why a simple left swipe does that.


    If you only use an iPhone, delete as you go! 


    If the faultless android phones can delete all messages, that's worrying if they can't see messages that are on the server actually.

  • Mark Straker Level 1 (0 points)

    If you get a crap email, delete it! Why wait until you have thousands? Or if you have a mac, set it up properly!

  • Johnerz Level 1 (0 points)

    I have just deleted my account, set it up again on the iphone and altered the settings to delete all e-mails from my phone after one week. I want to keep mails on my MAC and on the message server. I read that someone else did this on their phone and just lived with that.

    I couldnt alter the setting for some reason after upgrading to iOS 7, but I could after deleting the account and setting it up as a new account with iOS 7 already installed.


    Still think Apple need to put back the delete all option though.

  • Mark Straker Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Johnerz,


    My experience is, if the messages are on the server, the iPhone will find them, as does a Mac. Use Time Machine and you will always have your emails.  Delete them from the server!


    You can delete them off the iPhone as many times as you like but if they are on the server it will get them back.


    Why wouldn't it? They are there and you have taken them off the iPhone, so it thinks they are new emails.

  • Johnerz Level 1 (0 points)



    Im not sure of the technicalities but for my work emails my iphone only downloads new emails and I have it set to keep them for a week. I have loads of mails on my work server but my iphone doesnt down load them again.


    My problem was with my personal account cause I couldnt delete or alter settings, so I'm hoping this will work like my work e-mail andpartially resolve the issue. If not back to the drawing board......again! : )

  • Kevindoonan Level 1 (0 points)

    Works on ios 7! Thanks Lyn, Apple never cease to amaze me.

  • walkerjjj3 Level 1 (0 points)

    May have a partial solution. Set up a gmail account if you don't already have one. Disable affected pop mailbox account  in settings on iphone. Log into your pop email account via web server and under options have a copy of your incoming email directed to your gmail. This will show up as incoming on your iphone. You can later delete all email from your gmail on a computer. This will also delete all gmail on your iphone. Your pop server email will still show up on your computer where you can delete your spam etc. Nothing to delete on Iphone as it is disabled. Only problem I can see is if you want to reply you have to use gmail which may pose a problem for business purposes if you wish to keep your identity associated with your pop server email address.

  • albajennings Level 1 (0 points)

    I this process does not work for me on the iPhone 5 iOS7,

    at all, the inbox appears to be empty then all the emails are back again.

  • albajennings Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I have a similar problem, the mail icon shows no messages, the inbox still has all the messages! I will have to delete them individually

  • Eijnaix Level 1 (0 points)

    @ Mark Straker


    it's not that we're missing a simple fact. Some people uses company email account on their iphone and are not allowed to delete the server mails as it's required for them to be over see by their superior/boss.

  • grant999 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not sure it is that simple.    I deleted all of the email directly from our server.    Then I went and applied the suggested process per 'Patrick HB', 'D Bailin' and a few others.   Two devices both running 7.0.4   On my iPad Air, this worked perfectly.   Deleted all messages in one shot however, they never appeared in my trash but they are gone.  Not in inbox or in trash.    On my iPhone 5s no such luck.   They appear to disappear but in a few minutes, they are all back.    Again, I have checked my company server and the messages are not there.   Seems like iPhone 5 issue.

  • walkerjjj3 Level 1 (0 points)

    My solution works fine. No need to remove from server if desired. No one is mentioning type of server they use though. IMAP or POP. Big difference on Apple. I disable POP server on Iphone but forward a copy of email sent to pop to an IMAP accoint such as Gmail or Yahoo, which I install on Iphone. Copy of Pop email shows up on Iphone. To delete them later, use your browser or computer to log in to your IMAP server (Gmail) and select all and send to trash. Make sure you don,t have mail hidden in other inboxes on gmail such as Friends or circles. Select All mail. Once deleted they will not show up on iphone when you update as it syncs to the empty server inbox. Pop accounts don't sync, you have to delete them one by one on your apple equipment no matter even if you later remove them from your pop server. If you only have a few emails to deal with on a pop or imap account no big deal to delete one by one. I receive considerable spam so in a few days I have hundreds to get rid of so forwarding to gmail works great

  • 33Nicolas Level 1 (0 points)

    I can't believe how ridiculously difficult it is to get rid of all emails.  Why did I upgrade to ios7???

  • jas528 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've done what you've wriiten and now it's in the frozen state, don't know if it's gonna work after a minute or two, but thx! 

  • PaulN360 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for this. I know other have posted similar but your post helped me get the job done.






    Bugger... emails all back again lol

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