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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by sm1979, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. sm1979

    sm1979 Lurker
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    Hi. I have an HTC Desire and recently decided to add my 2 email accounts to my phone.

    Now this may be a simple problem, or one that doesn't have a solution. I really think receiving email on the go from 2 separate accounts is easy as peas, but I do have a problem. Why is it that when I delete an email (or many emails) from either of my accounts (hotmail and blueyonder) they don't delete from my email account online? I mean when I log into computer, I would expect if I'd deleted them from my phone, I wouldn't then have to re-delete them when I got onto my computer and getting the full web browser version.

    Can anyone help please? This would be greatly appreciated :)

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  2. wayrad

    wayrad Android Expert

    Does your mail app have a "leave mail on server" setting?
  3. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert

    Conversely - Like MailDroid has a "When I delete it on the phone, delete it on the server, too" setting.
    K9 might have the same thing.
  4. wayrad

    wayrad Android Expert

    K9 has it - I keep it set to retain mail on the server, so I can clear everything off the phone once I've read it and not fill up memory. I'm not sure about the stock HTC app any more because it's been so long since I've used it.

    Anyway, sm1979, just look for a setting like that and toggle it the other way. Or, if your mail app doesn't have it, you can always find one that does. :)
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  5. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    For Hotmail, if you set it up to access via ActiveSync instead of POP (search for details), you won't have this issue. POP accounts are a bit of a pain in that regard. They're really not capable of syncing.

    See if IMAP is available for your other account.
  6. sm1979

    sm1979 Lurker
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    Thank you all for your replies!! Made managing my emails on the go much easier! Thanks again so much :)

    Wayrad, your suggestion worked an absolute treat - kudos to you my friend ;-)

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