Stop Duplicate Mail? (iMac AND iPhone)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Chopper9, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Chopper9 macrumors regular

    Chopper9

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    I sit at my computer all day reading and responding to emails. Then later on that day or night, when I check email via the iPhone.... I get bombarded with the same 50 emails that I've already dealt with.

    Is there a way to have my iMac and or iPhone set up so if an email was previously read on my main Mac, it wont download it to my iPhone when I check mail remotely? In otherwords... only show or download NEW email?

    Anyone?
     
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    Check the email settings in your computer email application to see if you have the option of 'delete from server' selected.

    For example, I use Eudora, and I have that option expressed a different way - it says 'leave on server for xx days', which I've left unchecked, so that whenever I clear my emails, they're then deleted from the mail server. Deleting from the server will only work if you check your emails first with your computer.
     
  3. ant-macyourself macrumors member

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    It sounds like you have a POP account. Does your email/hosting provider offer IMAP services? This would keep everything synchronized between both devices so that if you view it on one it will be marked as read on the other. I made the switch about a year ago and it has saved me ridiculous amounts of time sifting through email multiple times.
     
  4. Chopper9 thread starter macrumors regular

    Chopper9

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I have Time Warner Roadrunner email, so it IS a POP account, not available as an IMAP type.

    Question... if I do have the options selected as DELETE FROM SERVER immediately, does that mean if I check an email on the iPhone, it will never appear on my iMac? Cause that wouldnt be good.
     
  5. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Get a Gmail account and forward the RR email to Gmail. Set up gmail on your iPhone and computer as IMAP. Complete synchronization - automatically and instantly.
     
  6. Chopper9 thread starter macrumors regular

    Chopper9

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    Hmmm.... thats interesting. I've never forwarded an email account before.... any tips?
     
  7. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Login to your road runner webmail account. My road runner email ends in @wi
    .rr.com so I would go to webmail.wi.rr.com

    You will have to adjust the address to fit your domain name. Once you are logged in you can go to settings/prefs/whatever and setup a forward. It's very simple.
     

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