Change sent, draft and deleted folders on an iPhone

On occasion messages can appear to vanish when using multiple devices to check your IMAP email account. This can sometimes be fixed by changing a few settings on the phone.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll to Mail and open it.
  3. Select your email account
  4. Select the displayed IMAP account
  5. Scroll down and tap Advanced
  6. Under Mailbox Behaviors make ensure the following are set:
    1. Drafts Mailbox: Drafts on my iPhone/iPad
    2. Sent Mailbox: Sent Items on the Server
    3. Deleted Mailbox: Deleted Items on the Server
    4. Archive Mailbox: Archive on my iPhone/iPad
  7. Under Move Discarded Messages Into:
    1. Ensure Deleted Mailbox is selected
  8. Under Deleted Messages:
    1. Choose a time-frame that appropriate for you.  The recommended setting is one month.
  9. Tap < Account
  10. Tap Done
  11. Tap < Accounts

You may wish to login you your web mail account and move items from Deleted Messages to Deleted Items, etc.

Email Content Filtering

Content filtering is a great way to perform actions on emails that meet specific criteria. For example, you can use content filters to delete messages with certain attachments (e.g., attachments with a .exe extension), forward messages from a specific email address to another account, or even alter the subject of specific types of email. Content filters are most commonly used to organize email by moving messages to specific folders. However, content filtering is extremely flexible and allows you to filter messages the way you want to.

Content filtering is not available on our legacy email servers.

To access your content filtering settings,  follow the steps below.

  1. Login to the Web Mail interface using your web browser.
  2. Click on the Settings icon.
  3. Expand My Settings and Filtering Folders.
  4. Click on Content Filtering.

Note: Please create any folders you wish to use prior to creating a rule, as you cannot create a folder from inside the rule wizard.

Use the New button on the screen to create a new rule and follow the steps in the wizard.

To Edit a rule, check the checkbox next to the rule and click the Edit button. Then follow the wizard.

To Delete a rule, check the checkbox net to the rule and click the Delete button.