Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 2:28 PM (in response to TeeJay6)
try deleting the account again and then reset your phone by holding the home and the power button till the phone restarts and then readd the account
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to Robert1986nb)
Thanks for the reply, but unfortunately I tried it and it didn't work...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to TeeJay6)
did you reset your phone after you deleted the account, BY HOLDING THE POWER AND THE HOME BUTTON AT THE SAME TIME. If that does not work you might want to try to restore your phone in itunes, but if you restore your phone from a back up it will just put the problem back on your phone
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 3:35 PM (in response to Robert1986nb)
Thanks again for the reply. Yes, I did reset the phone, twice actually, just to make sure. Do you know the nature of this problem? Is it some type of corrupted file?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 6:05 PM (in response to TeeJay6)
i dont know i have never even seen this happen
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to TeeJay6)
The number 4,294,967,290 corresponds to negative 6 in base 32.
It's a bug with the way gmail is reporting unread messages, or the way your iPhone is counting them. A restore should fix it.
Short of restoring your iPhone try this: Make sure you have read all your messages and the unread message count remains 4,294,967,290. Then, send six messages to your gmail account. Do not open them.
If that resets your "unread mail" count to zero then never open those six messages
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to John Galt)
Wow, thanks, sending 6 messages and leaving them unread cleared up the problem for gmail!
Can you please help me with the equivalent number of unread messages to send my iCloud account? I tried to use a base 32 converter on the web (http://www.unitconversion.org/unit_converter/numbers-ex.html) to figure out the iCloud number 4294967295, but couldn't get a meaningful number.
Thanks so much for your help, this is such a strange problem.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 8:43 PM (in response to TeeJay6)
I actually meant binary with a 32 bit word size - not base 32, sorry.
4,294,967,295 is negative one. Following the same logic, send one message to your iCloud account (and don't open it).
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 11:35 PM (in response to TeeJay6)
I had the same issue and I've searched online for a couple of hours and finally I did something that solved the problem:
1- go to the mail app and press edit.
2- press on any email and then press ( Mark ) and keep holding.
3- press on the same email that was chosen again and remove your finger from the ( Mark ) button
4- choose ( Mark as unread ) and all the emails you have will be marked as UNREAD.
5- now do the same method in an opposite way.
6- press edit and then choose any email and press (Mark) and keep holding and then remove your finger and a message will appear. Choose ( Mark as read ) and you will notice all the emails will be marked as READ.
This way worked for me so I hope it works for you too.