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Email on the IPhone gets deleted when the email is checked on the PC

Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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Hey all,
My boss gave me the task of figuring out issues on his IPhone 4G so here I am. He says when he checks an email on his personal computer, that same email gets deleted on his IPhone. We use Windows Mail and I'm sure it's POP. I've googled this in countless different ways with no clear answer so here I am in the Apple forums! He was also curious about saving excel/word documents but from what I've read, you're only able to email them and view them in Safari, correct?

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POP wasn't really designed to be checked from different computers/mobile devices, so this can indeed cause problems sometimes.
His e-mail client is probably set up in a way that e-mails will be removed from the server as soon as the e-mail is downloaded to the computer (better known as checked).
If this is the case: he can change the settings of his e-mail client to leave the mail on the server after it has been checked, either for a certain period of time or indefinitely.
This might however be against company policy, because this will require more server space, if everybody will do this.