How prevent iPhone from deleting old emails?

How do I prevent my iPhone from deleting old emails?  I want to keep them until I MANUALLY delete them.
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RobertNZanaAsked:
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Michael-BestConnect With a Mentor Commented:
They will not be deleted untill memory becomes full.
And iphone has a large memory (100's of mail will remain stored)
"Where is the auto-delete emails settings on the iPhone"
settings / email

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Michael-BestCommented:
They will not be deleted untill memory if full , then as a new mail enters the oldest will auto delete
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dobbshelpCommented:
Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Your email account, Scroll to the bottom and select Advanced, Under remove select Never. It should keep them until you delete or memory gets full.
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RobertNZanaAuthor Commented:
I don't see that under Advanced.
I see Remove for Deleted Messages and Delete from Server settings only.
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dobbshelpCommented:
RobertNZana,

What type of email account is it? I see this option under both my Hotmail and Gmail accounts I have setup on my Iphone.
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JohnGerhardtCommented:
I second dobbshelp!
Without knowing what type of account you are using then it is difficult to say.
As if you are using an exchange account then emails will only be deleted if you delete them. There is then a setting to decided how many emails your phone will show at any one time..
 
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RobertNZanaAuthor Commented:
my own pop3
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RobertNZanaAuthor Commented:
hosting account thru hostmonster.com
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dobbshelpCommented:
my Hotmail and GMail are both pop so I'm not sure why you wouldn't see the same option.
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RobertNZanaAuthor Commented:
I'm talking about the emails AFTER they've been downloaded.  So they are OFFLINE at this point.  This has nothing to do with pop3 server settings, etc....  I'm sure there has to be a setting on my iPhone related to the storage duration of OFFLINE, DOWNLOADED EMAILS.
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Michael-BestCommented:
Contact yor provider, mine keeps unread mails that are bigger than what my phone automatically recieves for 3 day then deletes them.
If you fail to download mails that are bigger than what your phone automatically recieves, then you will loose them after a ? number of days.
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RobertNZanaAuthor Commented:
Thanks, but you misread my last email.  I'm not talking about unread emails on the server...
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Michael-BestCommented:
In that case:
My 1st comment:
They will not be deleted untill memory becomes full , then as a new mail enters the oldest will auto delete.
And iphone has a large memory
This is standard setting from new.
Has someone changed the default settings?
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RobertNZanaAuthor Commented:
No I didn't change the default settings.  Where is the auto-delete emails settings on the iPhone?  Again, this is AFTER it's been downloaded to the iPhone.  Thanks!
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