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How do I sync Sent, Draft and Deleted mail items with IMAP folders on iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad?

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This article only applies for mailboxes set-up as IMAP mailboxes on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. If you are unsure how to setup your mailbox on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, please see the article "How do I set up POP3/IMAP email on an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad?".

You can sync your Sent, Draft and Deleted items folders on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with your mailbox as follows:

Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select the account you wish to sync.

On the next screen, scroll down to Advanced.

You will now see a section called "Mailbox Behaviours" which lists your Drafts, Sent and Deleted folders, select whichever you want to sync.

On the next screen, go down to the "On the Server" section and select the correct folder that you want to sync this local folder to. For most users, this will be "Sent" for Sent, "Drafts" for Drafts and "Trash" for Deleted.

If you repeat this process for each of your Sent, Drafts and Deleted folders, they will be synced up with their respective folder on the server.


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