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I have an iphone 5 S. The emails from comcast do appear on the phone.However, when I open the email program on my laptop, the emails completely disapear from the phone and I get a "No Mail" message. They are nowhere to be found. This seemed to happen when comcast went to imap? The laptop is using Windows Vista and Firefox. Please help.
I understand your concern. Let me assist you with this.
First, I'll give you an overview between POP3 and IMAP. When your email is set up as IMAP what it does is, it will "read" what you have in your Comcast webmail (server). And for POP3, once an email comes in, it will be downloaded and saved in your local device.
I am telling you this, because if you have both of these account types configured among your devices.They might interfere with each other if the settings are incorrect.
If you still have a device that is configured in POP3, you need to make sure that it is set that it will leave a copy of messages in the server. Because if not, once an email comes in, it will be downloaded into the device that is configured in POP3 and your IMAP account will not be able to get any emails.
To further isolate the issue please check what email client are you using in your Windows laptop (Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird) and is it still using POP3?
If yes, please check if it is configured that it will leave a copy of messages on the server.
We will be waiting for your response.
Comcast Silicon Valley
Thanks for your reply. I am using Windows Mail, it is a POP 3. The account lists 4 email accounts, all the same. Do I need to check leave messages on incoming server on all accounts?
You have to change your outging port number in whatever client you are using. Comcast does not support the use of port 25. What client are you using? Here are the settings for IMAP and POP3-------------------
Thank you so much, that worked. Here is another question (forgive me!): when I open my comcast email program on my computer, the emails are immediately and completely deleted from my iphone 5S. They had been there until I opened the program. They are nowhere to be found. I have an older laptop using Windows mail and Vista. I know that the phone has IMAP. Can you help?
First------please don't post more than one thread on the same issue, it causes confusion and fragments the conversation. But to answer your question--------------If the messages are deleted on the phone after opening Windows Mail on the computer, that tells me Mail is still using POP3. If that is the case, you have to go into the Windows Mail settings and make sure it's set to leave a copy of messages on the server. Otherwise the account on the phone won't "see" anything when you check your email on it. The reason is that a POP3 enabled account, by default, will download the messages to the computer and then delete them from the server. You have to tell it not to do that. Either that or re-create the account on the computer using the IMAP settings. Then all devices will be synced, and whatever you do to an email on one device will also be reflected on the others.