Solved Solved: Can I stop Gmail from deleting emails on the other device - pc and iPhone

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One Touch email is a fine principle

But I want to manage emails on pc and iPhone separately. When I delete an email on my pc using Outlook, I don't want it to delete alreadydownloaded emails on my iPhone. This is how my hotmail accounts work.

Gmail works differently. It syncs all messages immediately on both devices. Can I change Gmail to stop deleting/updating emails. I still want all messages displayed on both devices, whenever I start them.

Alternatively, can I make MS hotmail sync all messages, just like Gmail?

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imap and active sync is designed to make each device synchronise
The way to stop that is to use
POP

I'm not sure if hotmail will accept POP settings - Gmail will
But you say hotmail works OK

so on Gmail setup as pop and change the gmail webmail settings to use POP and not use IMAP
then you would need to leave the email in the inbox and see if the other devices still picks up the new email
 

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I thought these were the settings I had up to a month ago.
When I visited Apple Shop, to setup a new iPhone they suggested I change to the more modern "outlook" method IMAP.

BUT I'm sure the auto syncing of accounts on both devices started happening last year. I assumed Gmail had changed..? What do you think?
 

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When I visited Apple Shop, to setup a new iPhone they suggested I change to the more modern "outlook" method IMAP.
Also the default auto setup will use IMAP

The only way I know to stop the autosync is to use POP
But most people want all the devices to sync so that if they do delete and nologer need an email its removed from all devices
 

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Also the default auto setup will use IMAP

The only way I know to stop the autosync is to use POP
But most people want all the devices to sync so that if they do delete and nologer need an email its removed from all devices
I am going to have to think about this. Thanks for the solution.
It has been very helpful
 

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is there a reason you do not want just to change to POP setting ?
if you do, make sure you do not have the setting on outlook 2013 to delete email after downloading - this is quite important
As when the first device to connect to the email server gmail website it will download the emails and then delete them off the gmail server and so NO other device will get the email and also the only copy you have will be on that one device
iphones have "delete from server" set to never
outlook 2013 , not sure what the default setting is - so it will need to be checked
 

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Yes.There are issues with "one touch" and keeping everything on all devices.
I'll try to manage with one-touch. The ONLY issue is that Hotmail keeps copies on both, so I have to look where the email was going to, a hotmail or gmail account, when on the iPhone, before deleting, filing or keeping in the inbox

I use the inbox as a To Do list. It's a pain moving stuff to a todo folder, then I have to review it as well as the inbox regularly.

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how about moving the inbox to a done folder/label when finished , if you do NOT want to delete the email

OR on gmail - you could setup a rule , for all emails that hit the inbox to be moved to a TO DO label/folder
 
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