Delete Email Messages from POP Server
The first few days I had my Evo I could delete email messages and they would not show up on my home computer in the evening. Not sure what changed but I now end up deleting them from my phone and then later when I logon at home. I am using the email client that came with the phone. How can I delete them from the phone permanently?
- 06-14-2010, 06:24 PM #2
- 06-14-2010, 08:11 PM #3
- 13 Posts
If you go into mail on the EVO, then go menu >> more >> settings >> send & receive. Then click the Delete mail on server setting. Once you click that on and go back into mail, when you delete mail from your phone, it will delete it from your email server. Just remember if you accidentally delete a message on your phone you wanted to keep it is gone from your email server as well.
- 06-14-2010, 08:22 PM #4
- 06-14-2010, 09:14 PM #6
First, to those suggesting IMAP, my home ISP does not support it and I have been using that address for 11 years. I do have another account with IMAP but would prefer not to change at this point.
Back to the issues of not haveing messages deleted, this morning before turning on my desktop I checked email from the Evo. I deleted several junk messages and then went to setting Sync All. I also ran Refresh from the mail menu. When I turned on the desktop those messages I deleted were gone. From this I have two scenarios that could have occurred.
1. The steps I took above worked.
2. Since I am at home and connected to the mail ISP's network that they allowed a connection that would delete messages. (When I am using my laptop on some other networks I have found that those networks will not allow sending of messages so I use another account for sending via SMTP.) I will try and confirm this today at work while away from home where I have had problems.