Hi guys, This can be fixed in 2 ways First Don't ever delete emails for your inbox via pop3 client or browser. Email client will only load 25 emails at max(unless you request to load more messages) so not deleting emails shouldn't be a big deal for most people. Doing that will eliminate 2 problems 1. Manually emptying trash folder by selecting each individual email(oh thank goodness ) 2. It will also eliminate the issue of old emails coming back as unread emails Second Set 'Delete email from server' to Never under 'Incoming server settings' and dont delete emails from browser Now you can delete emails in you pop3 email client and NOT have the issue of old emails coming back as unread emails Only annoying thing with this option is having to manually empty trash folder. With either options.. if you are setting up the pop3 email for the first time, all 25 synced emails will be in unread status irrespective of the status in browser email. Hope that helps.