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How do I delete a message on more than one device?


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I have an iMac, and iPad, an iPod, and a couple of iPhones. Each one of them receives the same email messages. So, I spend a considerable amount of time trying to keep my mail boxes cleared out. How do I manage to clear out messages on all the devices when I delete the message on any one of the devices? Thanks
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I have an iMac, and iPad, an iPod, and a couple of iPhones. Each one of them receives the same email messages. So, I spend a considerable amount of time trying to keep my mail boxes cleared out. How do I manage to clear out messages on all the devices when I delete the message on any one of the devices? Thanks
Do you have your email account setup as a POP or IMAP account?

If it is a POP account then I think you will need need to delete from each device. If it is a IMAP account then deleting from any device should remove it from all devices. At least that is the way mine works.
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Member IndyBob is correct. You will need to change your email service to IMAP if you're currently using Pop-3. However, it depends on whether or not your ISP provides free IMAP service as some don't. I use GMail which does.
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1. Sign up for a free iCloud account (I assume you are using Lion at home and iOS 5 on your devices).

2. Forward your pop3 email accounts to the iCloud account and only add the iCloud account to your email programs.

Done.

If you're not using iOS 5 and Lion, you may want to use another IMAP service such as GMail or (I think) Yahoo's IMAP.
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Forward your pop3 email accounts to the iCloud account and only add the iCloud account to your email programs.
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Doh! Of course. This is worth getting off the couch now...
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