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Email not deleting from other devices.

by techyguy717 / January 10, 2013 2:50 AM PST

Comcast Email is used.

Using Android phone and Windows Live Mail on PC.

Made sure delete from server when deleted is checked on both devices.

After I delete and Email on a device, it deletes in the Comcast Webmail, but not on the devices it has already downloaded on.

It there a way to reflect these changes, to have a 100% Inbox Sync on all devices?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2013 2:53 AM PST

Sorry but what you are seeing is absolutely true and how things work in today's email applications.

You'll have to change your email applications (also called an email client) to fix this. Also you can use a web browser to look at your email and that will look the same all over.

Nothing new going on here, write back if you want a little bit more how we got here.

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What to do?
by techyguy717 / January 10, 2013 3:41 AM PST
In reply to: TRUE!!!!

Does any popular Email Client offer this type of sync?

Would IMAP Email solve this? I know Comcast only offers POP 3.

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IMAP helps but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2013 3:46 AM PST
In reply to: What to do?

But current email designers are loathe to autodelete emails. Any email client that did such might be the subject of scathing reviews. But times change and someday apps may opt for such.

There's another reason for not doing this beyond POP3 reasons. That is, the overhead of checking if the email is still valid is pretty high. One of my friends has over 10,000 emails in a folder so the check time of that could tank the connection.

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