.Mac and Mail misbehaving a lot lateley

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by srobert, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. srobert macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    Hello.

    My .Mac email has been acting strangely for the pas few days. After reading some posts on Apple's discussion forums, looks like I'm not alone. It's widespread. Here is a list of the weird things that have been happening:

    • Read messages sometimes get remarked as unread
    • Deleted messages sometime reappear in inbox
    • Some messages disappear from sent folder.
    • Some spam mails moved to the junk folder sometime reappear in my inbox, even though they still are tagged as spam.
    • and since this morning I can't even login. Mail.app rejects my password and the web interface tells me "Your information could not be displayed" when I try to acces my email.

    I've also been getting a lot of spam lately.

    No fixes yet.

    All status lights for .Mac are green.

    Anybody else experienced anything similar?

    Edit: support light for Mail has now turned yellow.

     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    .Mac was having issues a few days ago but claims to have them sorted now. I still can't sync one of my machines though, despite using a bevy of troubleshooting techniques. :(

    I don't use .Mac email because I'm impatient. :eek:
     
  3. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

    drlunanerd

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    Yep - I've been having the read/unread and deleted email issues, it's been really annoying.

    Perversely I'm glad you've posted this - I thought it was another Intel Mac foible!
     
  4. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    On a sidenote about the SPAM. This guy has come up with a super nice Applescript that will forward the raw source of every message in your Junk folder to spam@mac.com and spam@uce.gov, the Federal Trade Commission's official spam-report mailbox. Following that, the script will delete all messages in the Junk folder.

    Link

    Looks like a lot of people are having trouble syncing on the .Mac support forums.
     
  5. drewzer987 macrumors newbie

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    My mail is down this morning, too. And I've been having those same problems. I'd have thought this would've been fixed by now, it's been a couple weeks!!
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, which sucks, especially as Apple said it's all meant to be fixed now. :(
     
  7. rolfdenver macrumors newbie

    rolfdenver

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    I can log in, but still get the "unable to connect" message

    This has been happening a LOT for me lately and is extremely inconvenient. I can access my .Mac mail on my home Mac with no problem, but when I use my work computer (Windows XP, Internet Explorer as the only available browser) I get this infuriating message. And there's no button for me to report the problem to .Mac.

    I'm paying $99 a year for the privilege of a far smaller email account than gmail provides. The main reason I pay for .Mac is the great webpage tools that are tightly integrated with iWeb. I sure hope Apple will fix this pronto. And longer-run, I hope Apple will make .Mac competitive with Google by either lowering the price or offering even more syncing/integration, or both.
     

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