My iMap mail (AOL) indicates I have 70 e-mails! Not true..

September 27, 2013 at 16:26:26
Specs: Macintosh
When I first checked my AOL mail after upgrading my IPhone 4 to IOS7, it showed I have 70+ e-mails although I had only 3 new - the rest already read but not deleted. It still is in that mode. I can read the new e-mails. Someone suggested to me that it was a POP Mail vs. IMAP issue. I use IMAP. I tried erasing old (read) e-mails but that didn't make any difference - number doesn't decrement below 70. Any ideas on what the specific problem is and what the fix is? After reading an e-mail, my red number doesn't go below 60

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#1
October 1, 2013 at 04:47:28
Check your email account preferences on your iPhone to make sure incoming messages are set to "delete from server after downloading". Sounds like that isn't happenning at present.

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#2
October 1, 2013 at 09:55:21
Thank you for your reply Phil. However, I discovered the answer a few days ago. Turns out that unlike my older operating system, IOS7, also was registering unread e-mails at my mac.com address in addition to AOL. Why prior to IOS 7, it never did that before, is a mystery. However, looks like IOS7 recognized that I had more than one e-mail address. So, now I can select in "mailboxes" which e-mail address I want to check. The number of unread e-mails now goes to zero on my homepage when I read them all.

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