MobileMe Not Pushing “Read e-mail” Info

Project-79

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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.)
 

Playgear

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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.)
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?
 

Project-79

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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?
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.)
 

Weaselboy

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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.
 

d21mike

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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.
 

d21mike

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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.
 

mazz0

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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!
 

mrblack927

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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!
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...
 

OzyOly

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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.)
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.