iPhone 4 - Mail marking emails as read automatically

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  1. tripoli8647, Mar 17, 2011
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    tripoli8647 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Just wondering is anyone else experiencing this problem.

    Have been using Mail to take in my Gmail for the last two years with no problems and over the past couple of days, emails come in and after a short while, the phone marks the mail as read?

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. Aduntu macrumors 6502a

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    It's marking it as read or unread? Your post and title are contradicting.
     
  3. tripoli8647 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apologies, I corrected the text there in the original post.

    So the phone downloads any new email. It shows in mail as a new message with a blue dot. I leave it and come back five minutes later and the blue dot has disappeared implying that the mail has been read even though i've never tapped into the message itself.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I'm assuming you haven't viewed it in gmail?
     
  5. tripoli8647 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, haven't viewed in Gmail or on Mail on my MBP.

    It's really weird. The only thing that has changed is me upgrading to latest iOS when it came out..

    Even at that, I have only noticed this happening the last 2/3 days.



     
  6. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Do you access gmail via POP on any other computer or device?
     
  7. tripoli8647 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I access Gmail via POP on my MBP but even when Mail is closed on the MBP, the issue happens.

    Strange thing is, if I mark an opened mail as 'unread', it seems to keep that status but any new mails appear as read after a couple of minutes.

     
  8. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    I think that's the cuplrit. Try using IMAP or exchange. Both are supported in Apple Mail.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Yeah, I have my gmail set up as IMAP on my phone and don't have this problem. The only other place I access gmail is through the web. I don't use the mail app on my iMac or MBP.
     
  10. tripoli8647 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thanks for all the ideas.

    I used to use IMAP but I believe that IMAP doesn't keep my mail synced between gmail, Mail and iPhone. So for example, when you read a message on the phone, it's still unread on gmail or the MBP. For this reason I switched to POP some time ago.

    Testing here with my current setup (using POP on MBP) and once the Mail App is not open, it seems to keep the iPhone mail intact.

    The whole thing still doesn't make sense to me though!
     

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