General E Mail inbox

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by John Starke, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. John Starke

    John Starke Member
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    Every time I log in to my E-mail accounts there are 25 messages. I delete them and the next time I log on there are the same 25. Sometimes there are some new messages, but it downloads a total of 25 every time I log on. This happens on both of my accounts. Very time consuming to delete each message over and over.
     

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  2. Mrhelper

    Mrhelper Well-Known Member
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    It sounds like you have your account set up to use POP3 protocol. If that is true, and you don't want to see the email messages on another computer also, then you can set the option to remove messages from the server upon deletion. The option is set in email settings for the given account under Incoming settings. Just realize though that if you choose the option to delete messages from the server, you will not be able to access any of those messages from any other computer or web interface after deleting.

    By design, the Android email client will always download the 25 most recent messages that are available on the email server.
     
  3. John Starke

    John Starke Member
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    Thanks, Guess I will have to accept the 25 every time I log on since I also have another computer( my primary one).
     
  4. Tinohead

    Tinohead New Member
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    It used to be that you specified how many days it showed emails for, which is still available for exchange mailboxes.

    Is there anyway to have this setting for POP3 mailboxes?

    I have my desktop at home set to download all email and delete it from the server a week later, so I can still access the most recent things from the phone. However, with it showing, for example, 25 items, if I delete any, it then adds the same number of old emails at the bottom of the list, marked as unread.
     
  5. splatoid

    splatoid Well-Known Member
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    Go to your internet provider I have Comcast and run into this every time I root my device. I just go to Comcast web site and log into my mail box and delete everything and it will stop doing this.
     

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