Why are emails that I have already read on my computer still on my iPhone mail?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Ruzzeh, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Ruzzeh macrumors newbie

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    Why are emails that I have already read and deleted on my computer still on my iPhone when I go into mail, as if I've not read them yet?

    I'm using hotmail and how can I fix this?
     
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  3. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    Or you could set it to remove messages from the server immediately after downloading.
     
  4. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately the problem is you are using not so hot hotmail. On a Mac hotmail only works with POP, for syncing ( to keeep all your mail in sync on all your devices) you need to use an email system that supports IMAP. Both GMail and iCloud support IMAP.

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    If you do that messages will only ever appear on one device. One you download a message on your Mac, it will be removed from the sever and will not sync to your phone.
     
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  6. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    You can use mBox for mac for that, is an mail addon which allows imap for hotmail
     
  8. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    I concur. OP, switch to Gmail. Trust me, you may never go back to using Hotmail.

    This comes from a guy (me) who was so fed up with Hotmail's spam filter that he switched to Gmail.Heck, I wrote a "vacation reply" to tell people who used my Hotmail account to send me e-mail, but Hotmail wouldn't let me do so. It complained that the reply was too long, even though it wasn't. Microsoft called it a spam-prevention measure. I call it unnecessary.
     

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