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email coordinaton between devices

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email coordinaton between devices

I have my laptop where I want to archive more emails than I want to save on my iphone but lately I've noticed that when I delete an email from my iphone it is being also being deleted from the laptop. How can I prevent that from happening? Thanks.  

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Re: email coordinaton between devices

What you are describing is standard behavior for an account using IMAP.  Everything is synced between computers/devices.  Try copying the email to a local folder on the laptop, and then delete it from the Inbox on the phone.  Is that what you need?  But understand that it should also appear in the same local folder on the phone.  The only real way to get around that is to revert to POP3, although it's not generally recommended across multiple devices.




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