Resolved Mail has broken in both iphone and ipad

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  1. Luis Ortega, Feb 21, 2012
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    Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    I was travelling last week in Europe and was at a hotel that had free wifi.
    I was able to get my mail as normal on either the iphone or the ipad (both running ios 5x).
    I remember seeing a message about allowing or denying some sort of incoming connections on both devices at one point, and I hit deny.
    Things seemed to continue ok, but now back home in the UK, if I try to get mail from either device, I am presented with a welcome to Mail window and I am forced to set up a new mail account. But then it won't verify the info and tells me that it can't connect using ssl and if I want to try connecting without it.
    If I say yes, it never finishes verifying and if I decline, then the process stops completely.
    Both devices are behaving exactly the same way and both were fine before.
    I use a regular pop account with ntlworld, and my desktop computer still works fine for getting mail. I have no other mail accounts, such as gmail, etc.
    I have tried rebooting each device with no effect, and tried to sync the devices by connecting to my computer and itunes.
    Nothing seems to work.
    Can anyone advise on what I may have done wrong and how to fix the problem?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    Care to post your solution for the benefit of others?
     
  4. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think that anyone cares.
    750 views and not a single effort to advise.
     
  5. ah123 macrumors regular

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    Maybe nobody knew what the solution was so didn't suggest anything?
     
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    Not only that, but you let a little more than two hours pass before you posted your "Never Mind".

    Give people a little more time to see. Views aren't everything, as any of the thousands of daily guests we have here on MR count towards it.
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Views do not mean that no one cares. Your subject is pretty vague do people have to view the thread to see what you're talking about. Clicking on a thread doesn't mean that the person clicking on the thread knows the answer. Stop taking it so personally. This is a discussion forum site. This is how they work.
     
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    k
     
  9. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I cared enough to ask for your solution. Believe me, if I'd had the answer, you'd have had it, too. :)

    Given the other posts in this thread, it looks as if you're the one who doesn't care. :(

    Be helpful. It costs nothing and could make a world of difference to someone else. :)
     
  10. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I realize that this is not a real help forum.
    It's a rumor site for fanboys to argue and ding each other with silly little points.
    I knew that I was wasting my time asking for advice here.
    The Apple help forums are the place to go if you want to get and give advice.
     
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    Wow, you are a real piece of work.
     
  12. lelisa13p, Feb 24, 2012
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    lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Pfffft. Don't discount an entire community because you didn't happen to get an immediate resolution to an unusual problem (then announcing within 2 hours that you'd fixed it.) Frankly, I'm surprised that you get any help anywhere, given your condescending attitude. I daresay that most of us are also members at Apple.com, too, something that you might want to remember going forward.

    Let me remind you that you didn't contribute anything, either. I'm sorry that I assumed you were someone who might want to help the next guy. I assume that of everyone here.
     
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