iPHONE 3G S email question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marcmarcdv, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. marcmarcdv macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2008
    how come when i get an new email on m iphone and i del it.. i check on the hotmail server to see if i been deleted.. but its not an i got to del it again why is that? is there way to fixed that
  2. alangrehan macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    If you have IMAP email any changes you make should be there when you log on at your computer....

    Not sure if hotmail offers IMAP....

    If it is only using POP then it just downloads the messages... It won't mark if you've read them or archived/deleted them....

    P.S. If hotmail doesn't support IMAP open a gmail account... Far superior than hotmal on so many levels!
  3. Clete2 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Go into the settings for the specific mail account. Go into Advanced and change the "Delete from server" setting. The Hotmail server should honor deletion requests.
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    It doesn't honor deletion requests.

    OP, Hotmail is not IMAP email like Yahoo or the others, so you won't be able to delete an email from your iPhone and see it deleted off the server.
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Right... there isn't much to be done about this unless/until Hotmail offers IMAP access. It's not iPhone 3GS specific (or even iPhone specific) either. The only things you could really do would be things like switching to a web or app client for Hotmail other than the mail application, or else possibly using some kind of mail aggregating service that accesses Hotmail using a different mechanism than POP, so that it deletes/marks mail properly.
  6. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    What a surprise... Microsoft... LOL

    OTOH, I would not turn on the "Delete from the server" feature with any POP account. That would make deleted messages pretty much unrecoverable from anywhere else.

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