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Mail app is deleting new email before I can read them
The Mail app on my 4S is deleting new email on one of my Yahoo accounts before I can read them. I'll open the account and see several new emails, and the app starts deleting them immediately. The emails aren't moved to the trash, bulk, or anywhere else. All of my past emails are unaffected. I can view the new emails on Yahoo's website, however. All of my other Yahoo and Gmail accounts work normally on my iPhone. I've tried deleting and adding the account back to the iPhone, but the behavior remains.
Any help would be appreciated.
- 11-29-2011, 06:37 PM #2
Thanks for the great info. I'm not using Mail on my Mac for this account, but I understand what you're saying. I will try changing my password. Since the account in question doesn't have any contacts associated with it (unless there's some way to get the contacts from main yahoo account that I don't realize), I hope that there's no damage done.
Thank you so much!
- 11-30-2011, 02:09 AM #4
I hope that I can help, wanting to clear up something for you. It's not just the contacts thing. The other side of my "spam" emails out - a benefit of sorts - was that the hacker facilitated a few connections to former clients of mine. What I left out of my earlier message was that I'd used the account I'd mentioned to store contacts while I'd transitioned from one email provider to another, but left the contacts on the Yahoo account - my bad. One of my clients, the director of an agency I'd worked for, stayed in touch on her personal account over a few years from time to time, but I'd get these emails from her entitled "****** left you a YouTube video..." - it turned out her Yahoo account was hacked like mine, but as a client I'd just wanted to not let her know, then it happened to me. It turned out her two Yahoo accounts were hacked like mine and she'd been missing expected emails too.
My point here is that your account could be used for spamming without your knowledge too. I'd sent my client a forwarded message I received over the weekend showing her the headers coming from her account, and her IT guys are on it now. It appears that it's not just the contacts but accounts are being hijacked to spam too. My client and I were getting messages deleted, I'm thinking the spammer was just clearing out inbox messages to cover their tracks, that's maybe what's going on with you too. Since I alerted her of the spamming, I haven't received any spam from her.
So, change your password, if you haven't already. Cheers!
Thank you for the clarification: that's good to know!
I did change my password, but the problem remains. The emails (only new ones) are deleted from my iphone Mail app as soon as I open the account. Oddly, they're still on my Yahoo's web email. Very puzzling.
- 01-30-2013, 04:54 PM #6