8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2009 2:11 AM by AKRBTN
Dayvidpriddy Level 1 (0 points)
Hi-

I just got a 2G 16GB iPhone (new/sealed from eBay). I have setup all my email accounts and everything is fine. However when I go to compose a new email, things look a bit off to me.

The first line field is the "To:' field...that is fine!

The second line field is where things get weird. Instead of it showing only "From" it shows "Cc/Bcc, From:" instead. I don't recall seeing this happening on previous phones that I've had (running previous version of the OS prior to 2.2). Is it suppose to do this now with 2.2 or is something wrong with my phone/settings?

When I go to "settings", "mail, contacts and calendars" I have the show "To/Cc:" label set to off. I also have "always Bcc myself" turned off as well. Why are these things showing in my mail when I go to compose new mail? Especially the field where everything is on one line (The second line field is where things get weird. Instead of it showing only "From" it shows "Cc/Bcc, From:").

Is there a fix for this, it's really confusing. I've tested sending outgoing mail and when I go back to the sent folder and look at what I just sent everything looks fine (non confusing) and when I read the new mail in my inbox again, everything looks fine. It's just when composing mail, where everything looks confusing.

Any help to fix this or has Apple updated it's software to work like this? If so I fail to see why as it makes no sense to me. Let's not forget those settings in the mail settings don't even work whether you turn them on or off. Why are they even there then? Although I must admit, when turning on "always Bcc myself" when you go back to compose a mail, all the labels are shown correct (each line for To, From, Cc, Bcc, etc). Yet if I go back and turn off the "always Bcc myself" option, everything is mixed up again with 3 different labels on one line. I just can't figure it out.

Dell XPS M1530, Windows Vista
  • xXlbj.jr23xx Level 1 (0 points)
    its default. say hello firmware 2.2.
  • Dayvidpriddy Level 1 (0 points)
    OMG are you serious?:( Has anyone reported this to Apple? It's very annoying.
  • xXlbj.jr23xx Level 1 (0 points)
    its not that bad, ull get used to it
  • Dynamite DJs Level 4 (1,095 points)
    I don't belive what Xx says is true. Mine shows up fine.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    When composing a message, there is a To: field with a "Cc/Bcc, From" combined field below the To: field along with the Subject field for the message.

    Selecting the combined "Cc/Bcc, From" field expands the single field to a separate Cc:, Bcc:, and From fields.

    This provides for adding additional recipients to the Cc: and/or Bcc: field, and changing the account the message is sent from if you have more than one active account available.

    If you don't plan on entering additional recipients in either the Cc: or Bcc: fields, or you don't need to change the account the message will be sent from, use the To: field when addressing the message and ignore/don't select the combined "Cc/Bcc, From" field.

    The show "To/Cc" label - on or off setting has no affect on this when composing a message. The "To/Cc" label off turns this off for received messages when viewing received messages in an account's Inbox mailbox.

    Although I must admit, when turning on "always Bcc myself" when you go back to compose a mail, all the labels are shown correct (each line for To, From, Cc, Bcc, etc). Yet if I go back and turn off the "always Bcc myself" option, everything is mixed up again with 3 different labels on one line. I just can't figure it out.


    This is because there is an entry in the Bcc: field for the new message, so all all fields are expanded in case you want to add additional recipients in the Cc: or Bcc: fields.
  • Dayvidpriddy Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm assuming "Xx" is me? Why would I come here and make up something like this? Shall I provide a screenshot to ease your tention? Previous responders have already said it's suppose to do this, I guess they are lying too?
  • Dayvidpriddy Level 1 (0 points)
    Allan-

    I think you just confused me even more buddy lol. I think I kinda get what you are saying but why can't they just be seperate from the get go? I hope Apple fixes this in a upcoming update.
  • AKRBTN Level 4 (1,495 points)
    xX is your first responder, not you, surely?