Deleting 100s of email on 3GS = Not good?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jazzandmetal?, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Jazzandmetal? macrumors regular

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    I just got my iphone yesterday and thought that the mail account would be like my macbook. I can delete all my macbook mail and it still will show on the Gmail site. With the Iphone, I guess it deletes both.

    Anyway, I deleted 100 or more at a time and the Iphone would go blank in the mail app and then show the mail I kept and flash back and forth before going back to the home screen. Is that a normal thing? Was I doing too much?

    Also, when you delete all contents of the trash the bottom had a progress bar that said downloading?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Jazzandmetal? thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone?

    Did I just ask the Iphone to do too much?
     
  3. WickedRabbit macrumors regular

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    Not sure if this helps, but I notice for mine at least that any time I try to delete a lot of stuff the iPhone does bog down a bit. The same thing applies once I have a pretty good amount of emails with attachments in my inbox as well. Seems to have memory problems handling all the data.

    As far as the downloading thing goes, from my experience the iPhone doesn't actually store any of the information in the subfolders. For example, I have a few subfolders on my Yahoo account and specific email I have routed directly to those individual folders. My iPhone will NEVER push those emails to my iPhone and I can only get them when I open the mail app, go to those particular folders and it has to download them.
     
  4. Jazzandmetal? thread starter macrumors regular

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    So maybe it deleted the messages via the phone and then tried to download the trashcan from my gmail account?

    Is there a way to make it so it only deletes messages from my phone and not the gmail site?
     

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