Emails read on PC still show as new on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AceCoolie, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. AceCoolie macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone. I'm a new iPhone user (3gs) and am having a problem with my email. I searched but didn't find anything. I have two email accounts - Hotmail and one for work. They are both set up as pop mail.

    The problem is that the iPhone always shows the messages as new, even after I read them on my PC. I have to view each one on the iPhone as well for it to show as read. Any ideas for fixing this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603

    Warbrain

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    Is it a POP account? - Silly me, just read this.

    POP will not call back to the server to update the unread/read status. POP will download to the device or computer and then it's local after that. To have it sync back your unread/read status you need to use IMAP or Exchange.
     
  3. AceCoolie thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

    Warbrain

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    I noticed. I just updated my post.
     
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