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POP3 E-mails keep coming

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sghere, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. sghere

    sghere Well-Known Member
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    I setup one of my pop3 accounts to read from my phone...but very sporadically it marks all the messages I've already read or deleted as new. I go...open them all...set them to delete from server when I delete them...then 5 minutes later it appears again.

    This is only happening on my POP3 account...Gmail/Exchange isn't having this problem.

    Any ideas how to fix this?

    Thanks
    Shayne
     

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  2. mshane

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    As I am having this same issue...
     
  3. ac32cl

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    Same problem here with my earthlink account. It's real annoying.
     
  4. AZDroid

    AZDroid Well-Known Member
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    I posted about this the other day, basically was told that Android doeesn't handle pop email very well and it's a known issue....it is annoying.
     
  5. jeepguy_1980

    jeepguy_1980 Well-Known Member
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    I have found that mine keep coming back if I delete them right away. If I wait a few hours before I delete an email, the Droid wont download it again.

    It probably uses a really basic algorithm to determine if it's downloaded a message or not. Maybe something along the lines of if(message_time<time_now-30 && !On_handset){download message;}.
     

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