Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Resist, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Why is it that I can get my email on my iPhone and when I use my desktop to get the same email account it downloads it as if I had never gotten it?

    Yet when I use my Laptop to get my email and then go to my desktop, I don't have any email because I had already gotten it via my Laptop.
  2. EX1127 macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2009
    This same thing happens to me with my MBP and iPhone not sure of the reason. But i dont have a desktop so im not sure about the latter part of your question.
  3. JensenJJ macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    It normal with POP3
    When download mails from POP3 remember that you can say "delete messege from server" and this in common on desktop/laptop devices that it's on as standard because your POP3 provider properly only give you XX MB storage (in the old days it was 10MB today it's someting like 2GB)

    But on hand held devices it's common that it do not delete the message from the server because that it's most common that you also want you mail on your desktop/laptop

    Why it's marked as unread both times is because POP3 do not support the idea of storing mails on the server, so it do not support the read/forwarded/replied tags.
    if you switch to using IMAP then the mails are stored on the server (and you can tell your mail program to store a copy for offline use)
    Then all tag, draft messages or folders and so on will be stored on the server.
    and there will not be any difference if you use your phone, laptop, desktop or web mail to view you mails
  4. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I think I found the setting to save my mail on the server for my Laptop, thanks!

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