BEWARE: iPhone 3.0 beta 3 just deleted 10 years worth of personal email :(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by loiphin, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. loiphin macrumors newbie

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    Guess they dont call it beta for nothing.

    iPhone email seems to have somehow deleted 10 years worth of my personal email from my Yahoo account.

    Fortunately I have a POP3 backup, but hell knows how I will restore it my Yahoo account :(


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  2. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    Why in the hell would anyone keep 10 years of email.
    Pack-rat much?
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    You know...ever since Gmail? Archive...don't delete?
     
  4. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502

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    Even so it will still be in your trash? So you just have to move it back to the inbox?
     
  5. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Keeping 10 years of email?

    Is that like 10 years worth of family photos?

    What do you, sit down with a cup of tea and a packet of Hob Nobs once a year and read them all?

    TEN years :confused:
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Why is everyone so surprised at someone having e-mails going back 10 years? :confused:
     
  7. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Oh come now. Don't just be gratuitously nasty.
    Some of us like keeping them around… In fact if I rummage around I'll be able to come up with emails circa 1992 printed from Pine. Yes, Pine.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    My mail app (in Leopard, not iPhone), deleted all my Gmail emails since I opened the account... And since it's setup as IMAP, it deleted everything off the GMAIL server.

    I was able to restore some email but not all unfortunately.
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I know, yeah? They're so small, what possible benefit could I get from erasing them?

    I can think of one or two times I've needed to go back and look something up from 4 or 5 years ago, but I can't think of a single time that having that 4 extra GB of space would have made a difference.

    Just checked, mine go back to November, 2001.
     
  10. John T macrumors 68020

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    Sometime in the future, they could make a fortune - selling it as a historic archive! :D
     
  11. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    Can you set up an IMAP inbox and then move your mail (copy) over to it? That should put it back up on the Yahoo servers.
     
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Sorry for the loss. If you can remember what you were doing when it happened, you should let Apple know about this bug.
     
  13. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, I didn't mean to be nasty. I wasn't being a horrible bitch - just genuinely shocked that someone had e-mails going back 10 years.

    If they were sentimental I could understand. Sorry for the loss? :eek:
     
  14. loiphin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps I am bit older than the rest of you whipper snappers and have had a web mail account since it was invented ;)

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  15. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

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    Unrelated to beta 3.0, but check out Mail Steward. It copies all of your emails from multiple accounts into a searchable database, attachements and all. Works fantastic. I believe it can push them back if they've been deleted as well. I found out about it on this forum last year, and have been using it since.

    http://www.mailsteward.com/
     
  16. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Every few months or so I'll purge through email I no longer need...
    I didn't start doing this until recently though and found email from when I opened my gmail account (when gmail started.. forget when this was.).
     
  17. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Do you still have your ICQ chat logs? ;)
     
  18. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Every few months I go and archive my old email to my computer (which then gets backed up). Why keep them on the server? That's just an accident waiting to happen.
     
  19. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    In the end, it was probably a good thing. Everything in the past is over anyway.
     
  20. neil1980 macrumors 6502

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    Nothing wrong with email from 10 years ago...

    I've got a load still from 1997 so I guess that's 12 years now :)
     
  21. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sounds like USER did not set the proper settings thus deleted emails.

    You do know that you can loose webmail forever if the service shut down?
    That's a good reason to have backup.

    In addition, you DO know the definition of BETA?
     
  22. pavvento macrumors 6502

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    Slightly similar situation, maybe someone can help.

    I just set up my .mac email on outlook as IMAP and it deleted all of my past email. Can someone explain to me why this happened, and if there is any way of recovering it?

    Thanks!
     
  23. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Because most of the people here were 5 years old 10 years ago?
     
  24. iSee macrumors 68040

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    Did YOU read the first LINE of the POST?
     
  25. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure Mail on the iPhone even in the 3.0 Beta wouldn't just up and delete 10 years worth of email without some type of user error.

    How did you have your Yahoo account setup? POP3? IMAP?

    What were you doing at the time to make you suspect that Mail on the iPhone was responsible?

    Sure a beta is going to be buggy but I can't see any bug slipping through that just accidentally wipes an entire email account off of a server, I don't think there is even that functionality in the iPhone Mail app unless maybe you use POP3 and download all emails off of the server without keeping a copy. :confused:
     

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