Has anyone else gone crazy because an email they just saw isn't in the inbox anymore?

wnxgenral

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This has been happening to me for a few iPhone iOS's now but I'll read an email, put my phone down, go to look for that email and it won't be there? Am i going crazy? I feel like I keep accidentally deleting it but there is no way.. Is this a software glitch or just me?
 

wrkactjob

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Feb 29, 2008
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They are watching you and controlling your life.

They just sent you anther email, quick or it will be gone!



Too late.
 

Geckotek

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Jul 22, 2008
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This has been happening to me for a few iPhone iOS's now but I'll read an email, put my phone down, go to look for that email and it won't be there? Am i going crazy? I feel like I keep accidentally deleting it but there is no way.. Is this a software glitch or just me?
Do you have a computer running Outlook somewhere?
 

Shrink

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Feb 26, 2011
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So, you think you received an email and it disappeared.

Do you often see things that then disappear?

I have some free appointment times available. Do call, and be sure you have your insurance number handy.

;):D:D
 

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Apple OC

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I doubt it is just you ... the obscene amount of iPhone users dictates someone else must be experiencing this same disappearing email problem.

now, the chance of them dropping into this thread? ... I'm not sure :D
 

JMG

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If you have another client like outlook or another device they might be set to download and remove from the server.
 

charlieroberts

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I have this happen to me as well!

Only with my hotmail account which is my spam email anyway, so its never been a big problem. But yeah, I read an email and a couple of hours, days later I try to find it and its gone! Doesnt happen all the time though.
The weirdest thing...
 

crobbins

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I've had it happen a few times lately, but I just got a new corporate email address and had some settings a little out of whack. Changed the settings and it stopped happening
 

JerseyDoug

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Yep has happened to me. I watched one download,went to view it and it was gone.

It could happen a lot. If you are not actually looking at your email you might not know it.

This happened prior to installing outlook on my MacBook pro. I just figured apple had decided I didn't need those that email. :eek:;)
 

james92se

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Jun 21, 2010
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This actually happens to me quite often, but the e-mail doesn't disappear permanently.

This is what happens to me:

I always have push turned off and fetch set to manual. So when I'm checking my e-mail, the e-mails start to download in the mail app. So, you know, I'll have lets say 5 new e-mails. I can see the all 5 e-mails threaded in my consolidated inbox. I start at the bottom and work "upwards" , and the little unread number notification will go down accordingly.

Inevitably, when I get to number 2, once the text of the e-mail downloads fully, it will suddenly become the top e-mail. I'll go back to the inbox and that first e-mail will suddenly be gone. If I get out of mail, and go back in, it will usually re-appear, and usually be one of those e-mails where for some reason the body of the text didn't download and you have to manually download it.The situation in which this happens to me is usually only when I'm in a poor reception area, so I always chalked it up to that.

This has happened on all of my iPhones as far as I can remember.
 

FelixDerKater

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It happens a few times a month. You open up the app, and a message will appear in the Inbox, but once the refresh is complete, it disappears. A few minutes later, it will reappear after another few refresh attempts.
 

Geckotek

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It happens a few times a month. You open up the app, and a message will appear in the Inbox, but once the refresh is complete, it disappears. A few minutes later, it will reappear after another few refresh attempts.
Actually, I did have this happen. I was in an area with really spotty data service. That or it was an event and towers were saturated. Don't recall which.
 

onthecouchagain

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It happens a few times a month. You open up the app, and a message will appear in the Inbox, but once the refresh is complete, it disappears. A few minutes later, it will reappear after another few refresh attempts.
This.

I've said this numerous times before. iOS Mail plain sucks.
 

onthecouchagain

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I love it. The issues I have seem to be data service related, not the apps fault.
Never ever have this problem using Gmail on iOS or on Android.

The same problems exist on the iPhone and on my iPad. And it isn't just oddities with emails appearing/disappearing. There's plenty of other things missing from iOS Mail (no true threaded messages, no easy way to navigate between accounts, no attachments, etc.)
 

Geckotek

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Huh? The messages are threaded and accessing different accounts couldn't be easier? I don't get it.
 

onthecouchagain

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Huh? The messages are threaded and accessing different accounts couldn't be easier? I don't get it.
The messages in Mail are not threaded. To see Sent messages, you have to navigate out of your Inbox, then to the Sent messages. If you're referring to the quoted portion below, that doesn't always show, and it's cumbersome to use; having to scroll all the way down to hunt down the message you sent can be annoying. With Gmail, it's truly threaded (again, Gmail on iOS does the same, so this isn't necessarily an iOS vs Android thing).

Ditto for accessing different accounts. You have the "All Inbox" section, but that only shows incoming mail. To switch to labels/Sent of other accounts, you have to once again navigate out and then back in. In Gmail (this is Android only, since iOS version doesn't allow multiple logins; don't know why) you can access a different account via a pull down menu. Much easier and faster.

Plus other little things, like only being able to have 2 weeks (is it? I forget) worth of mail versus Gmail allowing basically your entire mailbox on your phone, or the inability to attach documents just makes Mail a really poor experience. And Apple's excuse regarding attachments -- of not wanting a menu-based system because that'd be too confusing for people -- is insulting.

I'm glad Mail works for you; just pointing out why it doesn't work for me.