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 not 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.