MobileMe Not Pushing “Read e-mail” Info

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  1. Project-79 macrumors 6502

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    I purchased MobileMe about a month ago. I’ve been really enjoying all of the features except for one: It doesn’t seem to push the fact that I’ve already read an e-mail on a different device. For example, if I read an e-mail on my Mac, then look on my iPhone, it is still unread. The only time it “unreads” the e-mail is if I receive a new e-mail. So, I know that it is sending the “read e-mail” info, it’s just not being pushed.

    So, how can I enable it iPhone/iPad to push the “read e-mail” info?

    Thanks!

    (BTW, it does push the “read e-mail” info to my mac. Within seconds of reading an e-mail on my iPhone, the blue dot disappears off of the e-mail.)
     
  2. Playgear macrumors regular

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    I've been wondering the same thing for ages. I did notice that the 'read' effect took place almost instantly with an Exchange ActiveSync account I was using at one point, but not with MobileMe.

    Perhaps it's an iOS flaw?

    People with iPads, does it happen to you too?
     
  3. Project-79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I have an iPad, and the exact same thing happens to it as well. I wish I could figure this out, I've been enjoying every other aspect of MobileMe (except for the fact I can't combine my old iTunes account with the MobileMe iTunes account.)
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I assume your are on iOS4? I am seeing this same issue and did not have it on iOS3. If you completely quit the iPhone mail app my double clicking home button then hold mail icon in the multitask tray until the minus sign pops up, then click minus sign to quit mail. When I do this and restart mail it properly syncs message status with the IMAP server.

    Looks like a bug in iOS4.
     
  5. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I think you are talking about 2 different things. I believe there is a bug in iOS 4 but the op is about the way it has always worked. Maybe because they were concerned about battery life.
     
  6. Macmaniac411 macrumors member

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    same exact problem, experiencing on iPod Touch running iOS4.1 and an iPad on 3.2.1
     
  7. Project-79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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    This totally sucks. Has anyone spoken to sport directly about this. Hope this changes in the future as in just signed up.
     
  10. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I have not been that concerned about the read status. I am normally either working on my PC or my iPhone or iPad but never at the same time. When I get done with my PC I just go I to the mail app on my iPhone and it updates the status.

    Now that they have rules on MobileMe they need to improve the iPhone and iPad. Having to go into each folder to see if you have mail is unusable. If you are using Google Sync (exchange setup) you can say which folders get pushed. That way you get a badge on the folder if you have new mail.
     
  11. mazz0 macrumors 65816

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    Still not fixed!

    How utterly pants. You could work around it by having your email autoforwarded to gmail and setting that up as an exchange account (ironically using Google and Microsoft's technologies to work around a flaw in Apple's), but I can't believe Mobile Me email integration between Apple devices is so shoddy!
     
  12. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I was hoping they would fix this in a minor release. Doesn't make much sense that they let you choose which folders to push in activesync but not their own service. If you can't even push all folders what are the chances they would let you push read notifications. :(

    My hope is that the next major release (5.0.0) will bring this and other mobile me functionality since they keep hinting about big changes for MM this year. We'll see...
     
  13. OzyOly macrumors 6502a

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    Ha, the exact two problems I have with mobileme. No way to combine iTunes account and 'Read Email' info doesn't push to my iPhone.
     
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