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    i phone 4 POP3/Fetch Setting help

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      i phone 4 POP3/Fetch Setting help

      Hi

      Just set my iphone 4 up to send /receive my sky emails with pop 3 and everything is working fine but i was wondering what is the best setting to use so i get them sent automatically to me from the server.

      I read POP3 doesnt support push very well so its better to use the fetch setting, I updated to ios 5 last night and i wasnt being notified when new email was arriving this morning, Whats the best fetch setting to use 15 mins, 30 mins, 60 mins or manual.

      Sorry if this is in the wrong section but is there anyway to increase the vibrate alert on the iphone 4 also ?

      thanks for any advice


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      Re: i phone 4 POP3/Fetch Setting help

      You could use imap instead as I think that does what you want.

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      Re: i phone 4 POP3/Fetch Setting help

      Quote Originally Posted by Alan b View Post
      You could use imap instead as I think that does what you want.
      Yeah I agree that IMAP is best and mine works perfectly with my iPhone 4

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      Re: i phone 4 POP3/Fetch Setting help

      I was using IMAP but got fed up of having to delete hundreds of old emails that where in different folders from the server ( that i had already deleted ages ago) so changed to POP3. Is there a setting that could stop all the old messages from being sent ? I might try IMAP again if there is.

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      Re: i phone 4 POP3/Fetch Setting help

      With IMAP, when you delete an email on your computer, it is deleted for any device that you use to access your email account. Also, once you have read an email, it is marked as read for all devices.

      If you want to keep any emails, I would suggest that you move them into a folder, that way you could have all your SkyUser emails together, for example. Then, whether you use an iPhone, iPod or Win 7 Laptop, the same messages will be present in the same folders.

      For me, POP3 isn't always the best solution. My main computer downloads all my POP3 accounts and clears the servers. This Laptop just downloads new emails for it, leaving them on the server. Originally it was fine as I use to use the desktop all the time, but now I use it for more specific tasks.

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      Re: i phone 4 POP3/Fetch Setting help

      Yeah i noticed that imap was syncing my iphone and windows live mail which is great, but why was my trash and all mail folders downloading hundreds of old emails from my laptop to my iphone. I wasnt really looking to keep these emails, but dont want to have to delete them everyday on my iphone. There where a couple of hundred everyday. I only really want inbox, trash and sent items what i have got for pop3 now. There seemed to be alot more folders for imap on my iphone.

      Would it be a setting on my iphone or windows live mail ? If i can get less old mail coming through i will try imap again

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      Re: i phone 4 POP3/Fetch Setting help

      I believe that you can set a limit to the number of emails that are downloaded at a time.

      As for the old emails, by moving them to folders, they would no longer be in your Inbox and you would be able to find them more quickly, at least that has been my experience. I also tend to use rules to pick up new emails and place them in their respective folders. Having all my emails land in one folder wasn't practical and this helped me to manage the various correspondence more easily.

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      Re: i phone 4 POP3/Fetch Setting help

      Ok thanks.

      I was thinking this could maybe something on the sky website in my email account, In the forward imap/pop3 setting where i enable imap, or google mail settings ?
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      Re: i phone 4 POP3/Fetch Setting help

      I think that you will find it on the settings on the iPhone.

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      Re: i phone 4 POP3/Fetch Setting help

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I think that you will find it on the settings on the iPhone.
      Thanks. Has anyone who owns an iphone any idea what setting this might be to stop old messages being sent with IMAP

     

     

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