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Leave Mail on Server on an iPhone 4s

I have POP e-mail account within my own domain. I am trying to configure an iPhone 4S so it leaves the mail on server, but I cannot find the switch. Does anyone know where it is?
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hecgomrec

8/22/2022 - Mon
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I have never lost an email on any device.

Now, obviously, when I read mail on Outlook POP3, that clears the server, so then mail disappears on the iPhone as well. But that is what I want.

When I get email on my iPhone, it stays on the server until I collect it. Again that is what I want.

So if you (ianmtl) want your mail to stay on the server whether POP3 or iPhone, then yes, IMAP all around.

However, the way I illustrated works perfectly well. ... Thinkpads_User
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I wanted to go IMAP all the way around but when I configured Outlook 2007 it created a new data file for the IMAP account. The new file only had only an inbox. When I deleted an item it would just strike the (a line in the middle) the sender and subject. I didn't even get a delete box.

When I tried to switch the the default data file my previous (before I set he IMAP account) was greyed out not allowing me to select what was my main default file.

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hecgomrec

Hi Jsdray!

To Answer you question on Iphone 4S, go to Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars, select your account, go all the way down and select Advanced.  In the incoming Settings (second window) in the 3rd line you should see "Delete from server" choose your option then save.

Notes:  Default values should be "NEVER".  If you are connecting to an Exchange server you should use the exchange option, it will sync with your mailbox and you will never loose track of your emails what you do on your phone will be in your other points of access regardless the device.

Hope I got your answer... I have about 10 (and counting) devices working like that so far before on POP was not acceptable for my executive users.
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