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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by marlonf, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. marlonf

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    Hello,

    I want to be able to read all my email on the email server, but not mark it as read on the server. If I could configure Android (I've tried Gmail and AquaMail) to work like a POP server, then when I go home and download email on my PC (Thunderbird) then everything would show up as unread.

    I had set up Thunderbird to use POP3 servers, but then when I read email on my PC, those emails would disappear from my phone. So, I switched Thunderbird on my PC to IMAP. Now if I read it on my phone, it will download as "read" on my PC making it easy to lose track of emails I need to respond to.

    I know this isn't specifically an Android problem. I thought I would ask here to see what other people have done.

    Thanks!
     

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    tube517 and badcatz like this.
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    Wow, that's a great workaround. Thanks for taking a moment to reply!
     
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    Just some additional info. That function is available in the stock client on a Maxx 2 running Marshmallow as well.
     

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