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jsnop
Jun 29, 2007, 11:19 PM
Loving my new iPhone, but the mail app downloaded all my e-mails on the servers - I was wondering if there is an easy way to delete all these e-mails in one swoop.

(As long as I'm asking, is there a way to manually add music to the iPhone?)



Teh Don Ditty
Jun 29, 2007, 11:21 PM
(As long as I'm asking, is there a way to manually add music to the iPhone?)

Disable autosync.

cyberone
Jun 29, 2007, 11:24 PM
Loving my new iPhone, but the mail app downloaded all my e-mails on the servers - I was wondering if there is an easy way to delete all these e-mails in one swoop.


using gmail? under "settings" you have to activate to only download new emails.

jsnop
Jun 29, 2007, 11:30 PM
using gmail? under "settings" you have to activate to only download new emails.

it's my e-mail settings copied from Mail on my mac

sonictonic
Jun 30, 2007, 04:19 AM
I too am having a little problem where I have my Gmail setup for POP only to allow new messages downloaded from now on, and yet my iPhone will constantly populate with 25 messages... When I start deleting them off the phone, more come in until it reaches 25.

How can I not have any of my old emails come through to my phone? Tips anyone?

Thanks. :)

PS - This device is still really impressing me!!! :D

chriswheat
Jun 30, 2007, 06:48 AM
Disable recent mode on the iPhone. In this mode (advanced settings for the account) it will always try to pull in 25 (or 50, 100, etc) of your recent emails.

sonictonic
Jun 30, 2007, 11:15 AM
Disable recent mode on the iPhone. In this mode (advanced settings for the account) it will always try to pull in 25 (or 50, 100, etc) of your recent emails.

Oh awesome, thank you! :)

ScottW-CO
Jun 30, 2007, 11:23 AM
I'd like to know how to delete ALL emails in an iPhone in-box...

ktb53
Jun 30, 2007, 11:29 AM
I had this problem too, I actually had to remove a ton of email that was on my web server. I'm still looking into why my pop mail account isn't removing it but once I got it off the server my iphone mail started working properly.

I believe you have to delete all your mail one by one however you can either hit edit, then start hitting the red "no" sign then delete or you can slide your finger across an email to delete it.

terrrrrible
Jun 30, 2007, 11:40 AM
I turned Use Recent Mode off on both of my gmail accounts, and as I'm going through deleting my e-mails, it keeps pulling more in until it's at 25... what's the deal?

iMichael72
Jun 30, 2007, 04:28 PM
Disable recent mode on the iPhone. In this mode (advanced settings for the account) it will always try to pull in 25 (or 50, 100, etc) of your recent emails.

OK dumb question, but how do you get to the Advanced settings?
I thought I got to it before, but can't, for the life of me, find it now.

Thanks.

Photography
Jun 30, 2007, 04:53 PM
OK dumb question, but how do you get to the Advanced settings?
I thought I got to it before, but can't, for the life of me, find it now.

Thanks.

Settings > Mail > Email Accounts - select email account > Advanced

coolosxapps

iMichael72
Jun 30, 2007, 04:57 PM
Thanks, coolosxapps.

Photography
Jun 30, 2007, 04:59 PM
Thanks, coolosxapps.

No problem, iMichael72.

Disable recent mode on the iPhone. In this mode (advanced settings for the account) it will always try to pull in 25 (or 50, 100, etc) of your recent emails.

Thanks for that helpful tip, chriswheat.

coolosxapps

iMichael72
Jun 30, 2007, 06:32 PM
OK, something isn't right here. I found the Advanced setting, but don't see anything listed as Recent Mode.

appleii2mac
Jun 30, 2007, 10:01 PM
I'd like to know how to delete ALL emails in an iPhone in-box...

Well, this probably isn't exactly what you want, but you can delete the account, and then recreate it. All your emails in your inbox are gone (but it may try to download them again).

abgould
Jun 30, 2007, 10:22 PM
OK, something isn't right here. I found the Advanced setting, but don't see anything listed as Recent Mode.

Same here - I believe I am in the correct place too. Help!

z400central
Jun 30, 2007, 10:49 PM
Same here - I believe I am in the correct place too. Help!

Ditto.

appleii2mac
Jun 30, 2007, 11:30 PM
Well, this probably isn't exactly what you want, but you can delete the account, and then recreate it. All your emails in your inbox are gone (but it may try to download them again).

Just to clarify, I meant delete the account on the iPhone.

Photography
Jul 1, 2007, 01:09 AM
Ditto.
Same here - I believe I am in the correct place too. Help!
OK, something isn't right here. I found the Advanced setting, but don't see anything listed as Recent Mode.

Y'all are using Gmail accounts when doing this, right?

I believe this feature only applies to Gmail accounts, as earlier I was setting up AOL Mail on a friend's iPhone and I couldn't find the option under the Advanced menu to disable recent mail.

So if you can't see it, that may be the problem - that this feature may be Gmail-specific.

coolosxapps

technicolor
Jul 1, 2007, 07:43 AM
Gmail is truly a mess on the iPhone . I've tried all the solutions listed in the various posts, and nothing seems to work. I've gone as far as archiving all the email in my inbox, there are zero emails on inbox and some how my phone still manages to pull old emails from somewhere.

iMichael72
Jul 1, 2007, 09:52 AM
Y'all are using Gmail accounts when doing this, right?

I believe this feature only applies to Gmail accounts, as earlier I was setting up AOL Mail on a friend's iPhone and I couldn't find the option under the Advanced menu to disable recent mail.

So if you can't see it, that may be the problem - that this feature may be Gmail-specific.

coolosxapps

OK, no, I'm using Comcast (POP) thanks.

I thought I was losing it there for a second!

abgould
Jul 1, 2007, 10:24 AM
OK, no, I'm using Comcast (POP) thanks.

I thought I was losing it there for a second!
I too am using comcast - I too am glad I am not alone - thought I was going to scream.

freeny
Jul 1, 2007, 02:46 PM
This thread was very helpful. Now if they would just fix the "inbox" & "sent" mail all being in my inbox ill be happy.

technicolor
Jul 1, 2007, 03:02 PM
This thread was very helpful. Now if they would just fix the "inbox" & "sent" mail all being in my inbox ill be happy.
Oh is that what all that crap is that keeps popping up in my inbox even though it is empty?

ARGH

iMichael72
Jul 1, 2007, 03:06 PM
OK, I called Apple. The guy I talked to was very helpful.
My Comcast POP account is fixed, Yahoo, kinda.
He told me to do a reset on my iPhone. Hold the Home button and the Sleep/on/Off button at the same time.
This seemed to fix it. I actually did it twice.

Now I can receive email for Comcast.

Yahoo was fixed for bit, but now doesn't work.
He had me do the same reset again.
It was strange. I had my wife send me a Test email. It worked. Her email was listed above where it (still) says "Load 9 messages, 1 unread.
I was able to read her email. She sent another one, it worked also.

Third time, not the charm!!

I received it. Saw the email notification, and the iPhone alerted me to the email, but I couldn't retrieve it.

The Apple tech said it seems like Yahoo is storing some old emails on the server and every time I access my mail it trys to bring them over.

He said to try (he wasn't sure how) to get the mail off my yahoo server.

I'll keep you posted.

itsallinurhead
Jul 1, 2007, 08:33 PM
My .mac email address seems to have downloaded every message I have ever received on that account. :mad:

itsallinurhead
Jul 1, 2007, 09:00 PM
Furthermore I just noticed if I delete something from my iPhone it just re-downloads the next time around. :mad: