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jkundi

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Hi all, looking to changing my default mail app to Spark, question is what happens to my emails in Mail app, do they remain there? Does the Mail app clear emails? What happens if I switch back Mail.

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Darth.Titan

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Changing the default email application does only what it says: changes the default application that is launched for email.
No changes are made to the previous default email application or its content or settings.

If you want to switch back, just change the default email application back.
 

teeshot44

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Hi all, looking to changing my default mail app to Spark, question is what happens to my emails in Mail app, do they remain there? Does the Mail app clear emails? What happens if I switch back Mail.

Thanks
You're not changing your email account or its emails. You're only changing the app that is used to access your email account. You will have to set up Spark with your email address and password. Your actual mail account will still be handled by Gmail, iCloud, yahoo or who ever your email provider is. The Apple Mail App will still be there. You can hide it if you want. I'd turn off the notifications for it also. If you ever want to switch back, you won't lose anything.
 
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vojo77

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All your email accounts are using IMAP, so don't worry. They will show up in any new app you install as your mail app.
 

vojo77

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So you think his mails will be deleted when installing new app or setting for example yahoo mail app as default app in ios? Mails are on yahoo, google, and apple servers (icloud), setting up it manually or even automatically will push emails to new app. Only that I dont like is I cant see more than 15 or 20 last mails on my ios mail app. I use one for work in outlook with imap, but on phone I can see only 15 mails. I have looked everywhere, maybe I am missing something.
 

SlavicBro

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The main difference is in the protocol (IMAP vs POP3) and setup you're using with your e-mail accounts, a client is just a client. POP3's default configuration moves the message from the server to the client, making it unavailable on any other client - this can easily be changed though.
 
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vojo77

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I always set it up with imap... That is how it is set on our mail server, and locally on my pc on work i set it as imap. Before it was pop3.
 

doubletap

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I always set it up with imap... That is how it is set on our mail server, and locally on my pc on work i set it as imap. Before it was pop3.

So how does that relate to the OP? Do you know how the OP's mail is configured?

The issue is that you're assuming that OP is using IMAP when the OP could have been using POP3. And the OP could also be using a different provider than the three you listed. So many assumptions.

Without knowing the specifics, the answer is it depends.
 
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BrianBaughn

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The answer to the OP is that if your email accounts are set up as IMAP or Exchange in Mail and you set them up in a new email app the same way then your mail will basically be organized in the same way in both apps. If you don't change anything regarding Mail and its accounts, your mail will still be there and will continue to update to reflect what you've done with your email in other apps and on other devices.

If you have an account set up as POP in Mail you need to provide more details here…as that type of setup, depending on the configuration, can throw a wrench into the experience and the switchover.
 
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BrianBaughn

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That is what I wrote 3 times. Idk if people wont read or what.

I disagree with your assertion. You did not write what was in my post.

I'm sorry that this thread has gone in this direction.

I would assume the OP either has enough info now or that he/she will respond with more information and/or questions.
 
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vojo77

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Lol... Ok. I didnt say if his account uses imap he will have all emails on new app, and i didnt say using pop3 like we had before he wont have them anywhere. Ok.

I know what I would do and what I have done with new mail app and it works without problems.

Bye.
 
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