If I check POP email w/iPhone, it no longer works on desktop.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by somecows, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. somecows macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi everyone,

    I just got my iphone and am having a problem getting email to work. I have 3 standard POP accounts each hosted on a different server. 2 of them are working fine, but 1 is behaving strangely. After I synced the iPhone for the first time, all of a sudden my copy of Mail on my MBP starts giving me an error message that the password for the email account is not being accepted. I keep putting the password in, and keep getting a message that it is wrong. I can't tell if the account is working on my iPhone or not, I think maybe not because no mail is showing up there either. The only way I can get it fixed is by deleting the entire email account off of my server and then setting it up again. But then once I re-sync the iPhone, it stops working again. It's really weird.

    Has anyone had this happen? I'm totally confused.

    Thanks
     
  2. tritip macrumors newbie

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    lock issue?

    Please review the thread on password trouble. I believe it is a mailbox lock issue. I don't know if there's an easy solution.
     
  3. nmatese macrumors newbie

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  4. AustinSTI macrumors 6502

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    I have a similar problem with an @sbcglobal.net account which uses yahoo mail through SBC. I cannot use yahoo cause the login is xxxxxxx@sbcglobal.net

    I've since decided I'm sick of 'Error Code 5' as the yahoo mail states and am dumping SBC for Time Warner...
     
  5. maduarte macrumors newbie

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    sbcglobal.net email through Yahoo! default settings

    You can get your sbcglobal.net account set through the Yahoo! default setting. Instructions at:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5392498

    Not sure yet if that fixes the password problem, though. I have the problem in an sbcglobal and a university-provided account.

    BTW it appears Firmware update 1.1.1 does not solve this problem.
     
  6. moogs macrumors member

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    Sorry to be digging up way old threads but has this been fixed yet? When mail gets downloaded to my iPhone, it locks up the mail server and I can't retrieve the mail using outlook. It's failing to log off the server or something.
     

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