Emails sent appear in Inbox

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by frozen220, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. frozen220 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    I have my gmail account set up on my iPhone, and ever since, any time I send an email to someone (either on the iphone, or from my computer), the email I send appears in my Inbox as a new email message. A copy is in the "sent" messages folder as well, as it should. Anyone else having this issue?

  2. Animaniac macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2004
    Cambridge, MA
    All email that is sent through Gmail's SMTP server is saved to your sent items in your account. This is standard behavior and very useful. Unfortunately, Gmail's POP3 implementation is really crappy. Since Gmail doesn't have folders and cannot separate between inbox and sent, all your email is included in your POP3 "inbox." So when you send an email, it appears in your POP3 inbox. Complain to Google and ask them to implement POP3 properly, or better yet, ask them to implement IMAP.
  3. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    Are you sure you dont have CC or BCC (depending on software version) turned on? If it is, it sends your self copies. Check the mail settings.
  4. b257177 macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2007
    It is actually a feature, well it is the default behavior anyway. To stop this behavior, from the Home screen:

    1. Select "Settings"
    2. Select "Mail"
    3. Select the Account in question (your G-Mail account)
    4. Select the "Advanced" option
    5. Turn the "Use Recent Mode" feature Off.
    6. That's all there is to it! :)

    I hope this helps! The multiple messages "feature" is also a real pain when you first set up or restore your Apple iPhone, so turning the "Use Recent Mode" feature off in advance of downloading mail (after a new setup or restore) can save a lot of time deleting email messages!
  5. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City

  6. ollie3856 macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    am i the only one who doesnt see a 'recent mode' option in mail?
  7. loudestnoise macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Make a Sticky Please! Gmail Sent, POP3 Issue

    I have seen many threads about this, you'd think a moderator would make a sticky about it. It's becoming quite annoying.

    ollie3856, you must goto Settings - Mail - (Click on your Gmail Account) - Advanced - Use Recent Mode (OFF)
  8. I3eXa macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2004
    I was wondering when someone was going to speak up about this. I have the same problem, and it's pissing me off. Hopefully this turning recent mode off fixes it.

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