iPhone and Deleting Large Quantities of Mail

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by christall109, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. christall109 macrumors 6502

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    Hello All,

    Is there anyway to delete large quantities of mail in the iphone? I have gmail and I never permanetly delete. I always archive but I guess now my iphone is pulling all the mail from the archive... so how do I delete these over 500+ messages from my iphone?
     
  2. treehorn macrumors 6502

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    Having the same problems w/AOL. Is there any way to disable the downloading of mail that has been viewed and deleted already?
     
  3. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried setting up gmail as a pop account it worked for a while then it got screwed up and displayed read 25more messages ...a d I was then unable to get new mail but I was able to send mail.

    Anyone now how to delete large quantities of mail?
     
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    having the same problems, i'd love to hear a solution...
     
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  6. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

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    It sounds complicated. Mail can be complicated, but it can be simple too. A lot depends specifically on what you want to have happen, considering you check your mail presumeably from multiple mail clients, and considering how you wish to use your phone.

    Let's take for granted that there aren't any "special scenarios" going on. My question is this... in your iPhone mail settings, if you tap on your account information, at the very bottom, it says "Advanced". There is one setting at the top called "Deleted messages" and refers to the messages on your phone, and one setting at the very bottom that says "Delete from server" (which refers to how the iPhone goes about deleting messages on your server. Between these two preferences, are you guys saying that neither is serving your purposes?

    ~ CB
     
  7. JPS macrumors regular

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    Doesn't work for me, either. I set my advanced setting to empty trash after one day. But it doesn't.
     
  8. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ifigured it out!!

    Go into settings->mail and then turn off recent mode.
    That worked for me! Good luck!!
     
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  10. treehorn macrumors 6502

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    Those options don't exist as far as I can see on AOL mail. Advanced only has "remove after X amount of time" option as far as deleted messages go. Nothing seems to disable the IPhone from downloading messages that have already been read on AOL
     
  11. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry I wasn't too clear....

    Home Screen > Settings> Mail > Click on your acount (for me its Gmail) and then tap > Advanced> Recent Mode (its at the bottom...its an option for gmail anyways.) and the tap to turn off.

    I just then had to delete the 50 emails that were already downloaded.

    Hope this helps.
     
  12. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like AOL is IMAP too. Maybe you should try this. Tell iPhone to delete you messages after 1 day, and THEN, tell it to point your "Deleted Mailbox" from the "Trash" on the server, to the "Saved Mail" folder. That way, the server will retain your mail, and your iPhone won't keep reading your old mail.

    Hope that's useful. Sounds like your only option outside of telling AOL to work as "pop" mail, deleting your current account on the iPhone and setting it up again as a generic pop mail account and NOT an AOL account. Then you'd have all the normal "pop" services, where you're making a "copy" from the server, and not simply viewing the mail on the server, as is the case with IMAP based systems like iPhone's AOL and Yahoo implementation.

    ~ CB
     

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