deleting emails from phone do they stay in the cloud?

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  • Hi Terry,

    the answer is "probably NOT"

    here is a more technical explanation:

    If your email uses IMAP protocol (which is the one most servers today use), deleting an email from the phone will delete from the iCloud backup as the email server SYNCS these emails.

    If your email uses POP protocol (which is quite outdated) then deleting an email from the phone "may" stay on the email server
    I say "may" because there is an option for you to select this behaviour-so it depends on the settings on the email server.

    In a nutshell, if you have multiple devices and you delete an email from one device then it deletes from the main email server and cloud.

    Hope this helps

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