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Iphone 4S upgrade to iOS 9.0.2

by nilocp / October 13, 2015 2:26 PM PDT

I have just upgraded the OS on my Iphone 4s to 9.0.2.
Now I am getting old emails downloaded saying they are unread. Had about 250 from over 12 months ago, and still they keep coming!
All have been previously read.
Why is this happening?
How can I highlight all these as read?



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it happens automatically
by sckyless / October 19, 2015 8:07 PM PDT

The emails will be synced automatically when switcthed to a new OS

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In Mail,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 13, 2015 6:06 PM PDT

hit the edit button and tap your way down the list.
Even with 250 it should not take more than a couple of minutes.
Once all have been tagged, hit the trash button



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by nilocp / October 14, 2015 12:54 AM PDT
In reply to: In Mail,

So this morning I have 500 and still they come!


And how many am I going to get?

When will it stop?


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Not sure why but,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 14, 2015 4:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Aagh!

you have not said where these emails are coming from.

Try logging onto your email providers web site and accessing your mail from there using a computer.
Mark all messages as read, you can do that in bulk, and all should go back to normal


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Tried to reply from iphone!
by nilocp / October 14, 2015 11:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Not sure why but,

But that didnt work!

Emails are shown as read on my laptop. They are old emails, more than 12 months, and are being down loaded from my email provider's server.

I now have 800!! And I dont want to delete them from the server. I just want them to show as read. As they were before yesterday!

They are coming through in batches of 100 at a time.

How do I stop this? It has only started since I updated to iOS 9.

How many am I going to get?

Will they just keep coming until my memory is full??

This is ridiculous Apple!

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This might not necessarily be the fault of Apple
by Pepe7 / October 15, 2015 10:37 AM PDT

If you start looking into various issues with POP/IMAP/Exchange/etc., you might not be so quick to point the finger @ Apple. My own experience, anyway.

My solution? Leave your phone on the desk and let them download. Next, mark them as read in one batch. Should not be a truly significant space issue unless you are using a 16GB iPhone and haven't figured out how to properly manage your inbox Wink

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by nilocp / October 16, 2015 10:29 AM PDT

Well it got to 1500 and they were still coming when I got in touch with Apple!
1.5 hours on the help chat thingy, and ended up with no email account! And no emails.

I have now reinstated the email account, and it seems to be OK, except I cannot send emails!

Need to look at that now.

Oh, Pepe7, it is a 16gb phone, and as far I can see there is no way of highlighting the whole batch and marking it read, like I can do on my laptop.

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Try this
by Pepe7 / October 17, 2015 8:37 AM PDT
In reply to: 1500!

Mail > Edit > Mark All > Mark as Read

Check your ISP's reccommended email settings for iPhone on their support site.
This is important after deleting any email account w/ iOS.

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