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  • lewinmg Level 1 Level 1
    Here's my workaround. If you click on reply or forward, it'll grab the email and, at least, you'll be able to view it.....if you dont want too replly or forward..of just click "cancel".
  • Mac Hammer Level 1 Level 1
    I have finally gotten my iPhone to receive e-mail properly. Here is how I'm doing it:

    1) I forward all mail from my primary account to a secondary account.
    2) The secondary account is downloaded to a sleeper-box I have in the office, where I use SpamSieve to prune out the spam. (This step is not necessary, but cuts down on the garbage mail).
    3) All cleaned mail is then forwarded to my Yahoo! Mail account.
    4) I set up iPhone to use my Yahoo! Mail account.

    The end result is that I get a fairly cleaned-up collection of mail that once it lands on the iPhone, is actually viewable, including any attachments. I hadn't viewed an attachment properly prior to switching to Yahoo! Mail.

    At least we have one example of making Mail work on the iPhone! Despite the fact that it only takes a few extra hoops.

    Mac Hammer
  • KingMax Level 1 Level 1
    great news everyone!

    gmail has gone IMAP. this should solve all our problems (knock on wood!)
  • Jorge G. Level 3 Level 3
    How will this solve our problem?
  • KingMax Level 1 Level 1
    if the error message "this message has not been downloaded from the server" is a POP specific error, which i believe it is, the IMAP protocol should not have this issue.

    i guess we'll see (still waiting for the IMAP function in my gmail account)
  • Jake Gulick Level 1 Level 1
    What about just a normal POP account like my work, I am still getting this problem
  • Actually Human Level 1 Level 1
    SO glad to read I am not alone in suffering with this problem. I got my iPhone right after it was released and have gone through 2 phones. Both have exhibited the same behavior. I have also played with every setting on the phone and different email accounts and also noticed no difference whatsoever. What I want to know is this:

    1. IS Apple working on this... does it see this as a bonafide problem? If so, where is this problem in terms of priorities re bug fixes?
    2. What PRECISELY is the cause of the "clog" in the pipeline?
    3. Is there a difference depending on what kind of WIFI network is being used by the iPhone to get the mail?
    4. How are people getting attachments if at all right now via their iPhone?

    SOOOoo frustrating, this particular problem... particularly that it has yet to have been addressed by Apple. Wouldn't it be great to have a look at how Apple has prioritized known bugs on the phone.
  • Actually Human Level 1 Level 1
    Would I then have to have all of my mail at my POP account (which is my primary account) forwarded to a Gmail account (or have Gmail go suck up all my POP mail)? If so, will Gmail still leave all of my POP email where it was originally so that I can still use my regular POP mail account (which is my primary email account)?

    Wow - how complicated email has become now!
  • sandrift Level 2 Level 2
    Yes, if you want to avoid the issues a POP server presents, you can forward e-mail from the POP account to your Gmail account (presuming you already have logged into Gmail and enabled IMAP access). When you set your POP account to forward e-mail to Gmail, look for the option to either preserve messages on the original server or delete them once they've been forwarded.
  • b_behringer Level 4 Level 4
    I use GMAIL IMAP and it still fails to load messages.. this is a big problem because half the time I cant even view an email. iPhone is still awesome though.
  • sandrift Level 2 Level 2
    b_behringer - this may seem like a stupid question, but did you delete your old Gmail account on the iPhone and it set up using the "Other" option under Settings>Mail>Add Account... on the iPhone? The "Gmail" option under "Add Account..." is only for POP-enabled accounts - if you want to use IMAP on Gmail you have to set it up on the iPhone manually (for now). (Specific instructions for each setting are on the Gmail website.)

    I haven't had any problems with the "message not downloaded from server" message since I enabled IMAP on Gmail. If you did the above already, can you be more specific about what messages aren't downloading? For example, do they always have attachments, or are they always over a certain size, etc.?
  • melihah Level 1 Level 1
    I agree. I've been using IMAP on TWO gmail accounts on my iphone (set up manually as mentioned above) and in one week have seen no further issues with "this message has not been downloaded from the server".

    In fact, it has downloaded messages from my gmail Inbox (and maintains them without getting the error mesg) that were 1+ year old.

    Thank you to gmail/google for fixing this.
  • suzsis Level 1 Level 1
    I have found if you just page up or page down to another message (using up and down arrows) and then return to the one that said it has not been downloaded, it usually loads so you can see it. It just takes a few seconds. The first message tries to load before the download is complete. Hope this helps.
  • ceePod Level 1 Level 1
    This has worked for me, although the message unread symbol stays until the next message check. But i can live with that. then-re-establish/
    Basically the mail box's that are set up by syncing need to be deleted and set up manually on the iPhone. Its that simple. Messages are now downloaded fully .
  • vdrummer1 Level 1 Level 1
    I'm experiencing this problem with just normal email from our company's POP server, so it's not just Yahoo or Gmail, as far as I can tell.
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