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Outlook 2010 and iphone4 email questions!!

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  1. Melvis

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    Hi guys, ive got a question about outlook express and iphone 4. (for a customer)

    Question is the account is set up in outlook express with his ISP, so a standard set up and he gets his emails etc with out issues. He had issues not getting the SAME emails through to his iphone. Now i double checked the iphone and made sure all the settings was right, but far as i know if you have outlook open on your computer at home and the emails have gone to his home PC first, they will NOT go to the iphone since they have already been downloaded to his PC, is that correct? OR is it that he can download his emails to both but only till they have been read they will not come through to both devices?

    I personally don't use either product i don't like them and find it annoying so im not up with it as much as i should be i guess, so if anybody can clear this up for me would be great?

    Its outlook 2010 and a iphone 4. He can get emails on the iphone i tested it.

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    He's using POP instead of IMAP. IMAP synchronizes the same mailbox at multiple machines, where as POP delivers it to which ever device requests data from the server first. IMAP is the best option for using multiple machines. I use Outlook using Imap at work, an Thunderbird using Imap at my Linux box at home, and w/e Imap mail setup my Iphone 4 uses. 3 different machines, same email.
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    If Outlook is set as a POP3 account, and the option isn't enabled to leave a copy of the email on the server, then yes you are correct, once the email is downloaded to the computer with outlook it won't be accessible on the iPhone.
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    Hmm that's what i thought, and yes its set up as POP. Where is this option to be able to keep a copy of it on the server so he can get it to his iphone as well?
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    In the advanced options for the email account. When you go into the account's settings, click on the more settings button, then go to the advanced tab, the option is there.
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