Can't figure out why Iphone has ALL my mail on it
I must be missing something here. I use Outlook on my PC to manage my mail account -- moving mail to the "old mail" folder after reading it, deleting some mail, and using filters for spam.
But on my Iphone, every single piece of mail shows up. Only the new mail is shown as new on my phone, but it is unfiltered and every old mail -- which I've moved to other folders or deleted in Outlook -- is in my mail app.
So on my Outlook, I may have 3 new mail messages in my inbox this morning. But on my Iphone, I have 15 new messages (because they're unfiltered) and 2,000 old mail messages.
On Itunes, I have it set to sync with Outlook, but that doesn't seem to change anything.
I'd like my phone to just show the new mail, not the 2,000 old messages. I could live with the new mail not being filtered for spam. What am I doing wrong here?
- 10-21-2011, 09:48 AM #2
If you're using an imap or exchange server, then I'm really not sure what the problem is.
As for filters, I imagine that the filters you have set up are client only (i.e. only done in outlook) and not server filters (i.e. done on the actual server).
But like I said, in order to help you more, we will need to know what kind of account and email server you are using.
- 10-21-2011, 10:04 AM #3
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- 10-21-2011, 12:44 PM #8iPhone Beginner
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What email provider are you using?
- 10-21-2011, 01:53 PM #9
- 10-21-2011, 02:09 PM #11
I know I've got an sbcglobal.net email address (also absorbed by AT&T) and I have IMAP settings on my Apple Mail App on my iMac and MBP. The only thing is, you will need to re set up all your rules that you may have applied since in essence, it would be a new account I also don't think that the rules would be server rules, so if you don't have them filtered by outlook first, they would still show up on your iPhone in the inbox.
Also, did you set up your bellsouth email on your iPhone as a yahoo account?
- 10-21-2011, 02:27 PM #12
In Outlook on your PC check that email account to see if you have "leave messages on server" checked.
I have my work's POP3 acct. on my iPhone and the messages are only removed from the server once I download the email to my work PC. Deleting them on my phone leaves them there.
I tried entering a new account on the phone and it gave me the option of IMAP instead of POP. But then it couldn't connect via IMAP, so I guess that's not an option.
I did go to Outlook and uncheck the "leave messages on server," so maybe that will take care of the problem going forward.