Mail Issue

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mrathee, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. mrathee macrumors 6502

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    So, I have ip4 and mbp. I have the same email accounts on both devices. (mail app on mbp)

    My Yahoo Mail account is giving me an issue: When I read emails on ip4 in yahoo's account, it marks them as read on the phone. (naturally)

    BUT - it does NOT mark them as read in mail app on mbp.

    This is extremely frustrating because I get hundreds of emails a day and when I leave 1 or 2 unread for something important, it is impossible to find in the mess of unread emails.

    Does anyone know how to solve this?

    Has anyone come across this or seen any solutions? Ive been looking everywhere and I cant figure it out.

    i will never get to inbox0 and keep productive on that front if this doesnt get solved.

    help!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. mrathee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To be completely honest, I am not sure. On all devices they were automatically set up once I chose the service

    I have:

    3 gmail accounts
    1 Yahoo
    1 Mobile me

    All set up on mac (mail.app, which ahs the issue), ipad and iphone

    Yahoo seems to be the major culprit here in terms of not adjusting "read" statuses across all devices.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Gmail and MobileMe are both IMAP, so all messages are held on the server so reading on one device marks it as read across all devices.

    I'm inclined to think that yahoo is POP, so messages are downloaded and stored locally, thus reading on one device doesn't change the status on other devices.
     
  5. mrathee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is that something that can be changed on client side or is it a set server type?
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    If yahoo doesn't have an IMAP server, there's nothing you can do.
     

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