Droid keeps telling me I have new email when I don't

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  1. jasonb

    jasonb Active Member

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    I have my Droid linked to my AIM email account. It is set to notify me when I have a new email. It does this, but it also sometimes notifies me that i have email when I really don't. It will say "Droid" and then show a notification of a new email, but when I go check it there is no new email. Even if I refresh it it shows no new email. If I go online with my laptop to the same email account it shows no new email.

    So.... why is it telling me I have a new email when I don't? Any ideas?
     
  2. Mark5047

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    Some pop3 accounts are doing that. My hotmail account used to do it more frequently until I changed how often it checks for new messages. I think I set it for 30 minutes. What was happening for me was the 'new' messages were really older messages that were showing up at the bottom of my email list. Scroll down and see if that is happening for you too. Try decreasing your polling time to see if it helps.
     
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    it's not showing a new message anywhere in any folder.
     
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    Bummer - for me there were old messages marked as new, but after changing to a 30 minute poll, it has been working fine for me.
     
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    Agree with Mark... make sure you don't have any "new" messages that are at the bottom of your inbox because they're dated 1960 or whatever. I get that with my Yahoo. But if I check on the computer, they are all correct there. So maybe you're having an entirely different problem.
     
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    I'm having the same problem. It's driving me nuts. I'm using AOL and have the time set to 15 minutes. Any other suggestions?
     
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    I'm having some what of a similar issue. I'll delete emails on my Droid but I'll get the same emails again throughout the day. Any information would be appreciated.
     
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    I have since switched to a gmail account. No more issues.
     
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    To the guys having issues, check the sig and star the issue. POP3 implementation is very buggy on our phones.
     
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    1. The default email client only downloads x messages per session. Each and every time you delete or move messages, it replaces those messages with older messages. Every message that the default email client downloads is "new" to the client is will be shown as such.

    2. For a solution to the default email client, have GMAIL check all of your POP3 accounts instead. This will save data usage and battery as you don't have a set process synching every x minutes.

    help on how to have gmail check your POP3 accounts below:
     
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    I have all my accounts coming through my Gmail account and still have this problem at times. Even my actual gmail account will do this. If fact, It says I have a bunch of messages right now, but the inbox is empty...
     
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    are you using the GMAIL client or the EMAIL client. For GMAIL, you should ONLY be using the GMAIL client, even though it will let you set it up in the EMAIL client.

    It's the one with the red M on the envelope.
     
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