i have my iphone configured to get email from my pop server. i also went into the advanced settings and configured it to 'delete from server' 'when removed from inbox'. still, i noticed that when i log into my pop account from webmail or from my email client on my desktop, i find emails that i deleted on my iphone are still on the pop server.
at first i thought i was just imagining it, but this week i intentionally left my desktop email client off for the entire week and managed my email on my phone exclusively. i delete spam like a champ. yet today when i started my desktop email client i get all of the mail i deleted for the entire week flooding in. clearly the iphone is not deleting mail on the server.
i spent some time on google trying to figure out if this is a known issue, but i don't see any red flags. i consider myself a power user and i develop software for a living, so i'm no dummy. this is frustrating me and i'm very close to ditching this iphone for an android. there are half a dozen other annoyances about apple's email client, but this could be the one that kicks me over the edge.
do you have any ideas? perhaps i have my pop server configured incorrectly on the server side? i'm stumped.