1400 emails

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by redgaz26, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

    redgaz26

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    ok how the hell do i delete the 1400 emails i have sitting on my phone surely you don't do it one by one
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    haha ... yes you do! We've been waiting for that feature for awhile..
     
  3. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Unless its IMAP and you delete them from the server via your PC and re-sync you'll have to do it manually i'm afraid. Part of the limitations of the iPhone....all in the name of simplicity
     
  4. redgaz26 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    brilliant!!!!! lol
    so did i do something wrong when setting this up? every email ever from my gmail account??????????
     
  5. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    umm, ya, my phone only pulls the newest 50 emails.... and i think you can change that number in the settings
     
  6. daneoni macrumors G4

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    It downloads whatever is in the server. 1400 emails in your case apparently. Time for some spring cleaning

    EDIT: the maximum amount should be 200 how you got 1400 in your phone is beyond me. Unless you have multiple Gmail accounts
     
  7. helo macrumors member

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    thanks for the reminder, i've just deleted 41mb of mail from my POP box.
     
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  9. redgaz26 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    oh well better get started then lol:D:D:D:D:D
     
  10. Matteh117 macrumors regular

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    Your iPhone only SHOWS the latest 50. ;)
     
  11. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    Damn it!!

    I am trying to delete 300 emails from the server and the server won't let me delete them. Every time I delete them from the iPhone it just downloads more.
    Grrr, only problem so far.
     
  12. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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  13. marshallochs macrumors newbie

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    had the same problem when using POP gmail. First, erase your gmail account by going to settings-Mail-and clicking on your account at the top-scroll down and click "delete account." Next add a new account and type in all the correct settings for your account. When you are done it will start pulling in all 1400 of your emails again this time while it is pulling them in go back to settings-mail-click the mail account you just set up-click advanced-scroll all the way down and turn off "Use Recent Mode." If you do it quick enough it will only pull in about 15-20 of your emails instead of 1400.

    -or-

    The easiest was is to just enable IMAP in Gmail and set up gmail on your iphone using IMAP instead of POP. It keeps an update record of what you do everywhere you have your gmail account set up so no more pulling in old mail.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ22euWXYog
     

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