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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by plum, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. plum

    plum Newbie
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    Since updating to ICS, when i delete e-mails from my phone they no longer delete from my server.

    Is there anyway to do this, when i had gingerbread it used to do so.


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  2. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    Please check your settings.

    Are you using the gmail client or the native email client or a third party email client?
    Have you tried clearing cache and data of the application from the application manager?
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  3. plum

    plum Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I am using the stock e-mail program. I have set up Yahoo and another account. It used to delete off the server previously, but not now. Cannot see any settings for syncing with the server.

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  4. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Android Expert

    Stock Email App: To have emails deleted from server when emails are deleted in phone, the account has to set up as a premium account. Maybe ICS screwed that up a bit.

    Maybe you can delete the accounts and set it up again.
  5. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    Even I would ask you to just set it up again. I am sure that such a simple functionality should not be missing.
  6. plum

    plum Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I did setup the accounts from fresh when I updated to Ics. But thanks for the replies, much appreciated. I will try and delete accounts and setup them again.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
  7. jaliy

    jaliy Android Expert

    Use pop3 setting
  8. suretj

    suretj Lurker

    Hi, i also have this same problem, can you let me know if deleting the account and resetting it up works? i can't find any setting ref deleting from server and i know this was on gingerbread as an option. Thanks
  9. ddnikon49

    ddnikon49 Lurker

    I deleted my email accounts and reconfigured them, still can't delete from the server. Incoming is POP3 outgoing is SMTP. Any suggestions? Galaxy S3 on ICS. Thanks.
  10. ddnikon49

    ddnikon49 Lurker

    I think I have it! Go to Accounts and Sync, click on the email account, click on Settings, , click on th email account, scroll down to Incoming Settings, click on it, scroll down to the bottom, "Delete email from Server" defaults to never, change it to "when I delete from inbox"
  11. JaseO

    JaseO Lurker

    I have exactly the same problem on my Galaxy S2 after updating to ICS. There is now no option on Incoming Settings to 'Delete email from server'. Can anyone help??
  12. shackpfk

    shackpfk Lurker

    Hi everyone

    I too am having this exact problem. I reported it to Samsung soon after upgrading the Android software, and they claimed not to have heard of the issue until I phoned.

    I contacted them about a month ago for an update, and now they are saying more people have contacted them and therefore it's under investigation, but couldn't give me a time scale or any advice how to counteract it.

    I guess if more and more people contact Samsung, it will add more weight and give them more pressure to help get this problem resolved, which is really annoying!

    cheers for now
  13. jmac73

    jmac73 Lurker

    I think i have the solution to your problem. When setting up your email untick the push notification you then get a manual button, from there you can manually input incoming and outgoing settings. In the incoming settings there is a delete email from server, click the WHEN I DELETE FROM INBOX. From then on you will be able to delete from your phone to the server. HTH. Now the only problem is you can't set the the sync schedule, anyone have any ideas???
  14. mygrneyesf

    mygrneyesf Lurker

    I have the same problem w/ Exchange email on my Galaxy S2 now that it updated to ICS. The only thing I've found that seems to work (well, MOST of the time) is if I am NOT on WiFi when I delete and email from my phone, then it usually DOES delete from corporate server as well. But if WiFi is on, then server shows no change. Don't know WHY that would make a differnce and it is definitely a pain in the you know what -- but at least it's "something" for now.

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