Deleted Emails Keep appearing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Hwilensky, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Hwilensky macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2012
    Hey all-

    Hope all is well with everyone. I was just curious to know if this has happened to anyone before. I recently purchased an iMac, and have set up the mail using my gmail account. However, no matter how many times I delete the emails they keep popping back up. Any thoughts?

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. Hwilensky thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2012
    Thanks for the reply but it is an Imap. I set it up as a POP account, but I found out you can not delete the emails from my phone using POP. I would have to still delete emails from my mailbox on my desktop. Here is a screen shot maybe it will help out.

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  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    So it is an IMAP account, but you set it up as POP? That's the point, you need to set it up as an IMAP account so that no matter which device you delete a message from, it deletes entirely.

    Edit: -> Check out the protocols section and learn the difference between POP3 and IMAP.
  5. peterlevannais macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    go to and go to settings, then go the the forwarding and pop/imap tab. under folder size limits click on - Limit IMAP folders to contain no more than this many messages and set to 1000. you will be able to delete them and they won't come back.
  6. Hwilensky thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2012
    I should of mentioned that I deleted the mailbox and reset it purely as an IMAP account. Yet it still keeps resending me emails after I delete them.
  7. dobledos macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2013
    when offline - delete messages and reappear

    I have an Exchange account (now served through Exchange 365).
    If I delete or move messages from my Inbox while OFFLINE (for example on a flight - a proper time to do some cleanup) - after a few minutes messages would reappear in the Inbox.
    The "keep deleted messages in the server" is ticked - I prefer to have that as a backup.

    Can it be solved without unticking the "keep messages in server"?

  8. Magoo69 macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2013
    Having same/ similar issue, any luck resolving this?

    OSX is Mountain Lion, using MAC mail with IMAP through DavMail to connect to Echange 2003.

    When wireless connection is a bit flakey, on a train for instance, recently moved or deleted email reappears back in the inbox.

    Presuming this is as a result of the lost connection to exchange being reestablished and the exchange server taking precedence over the local Mac Mail?

    Any thoughts or solutions?

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