Problems with Mail in iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Edwin the Elder, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Edwin the Elder macrumors member

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    I seem to be having problems with Mail on my 3G + wi-fi 64 Gig iPad.
    It will only stay open for a couple of seconds.
    it then takes me back to the Home screen.
    It seems to be receiving new messages, but when I delete them, they reappear in the in-box next time I launch mail.

    I have shut down the iPad several times and restarted. I have synced the iPad with the Macbook. Doesn't help. Other apps seem to be working.

    any advice?
     
  2. Akme macrumors member

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    Try deleting the email account(s) in Settings. If that doesn't work, you may need to do a full restore.
     
  3. Edwin the Elder thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you

    I deleted my .mac account and added it back

    this seems to work now

    I'l try my Sympatico account next
     
  4. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen this a few times on my iPhone with other apps as well. In every instance, I've deleted the app and reinstalled.

    I bet buy deleting the account you are doing the same.
     
  5. Edwin the Elder thread starter macrumors member

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    Problem is back

    well the fix worked for only 1 day

    it's back to the original problem

    moreover I'm getting a beep every 10 seconds or so - like I just received mail

    I'll try deleting the account again- but any other suggestions?
     
  6. Edwin the Elder thread starter macrumors member

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    One thing I've noticed is that both times this happened - I had received a Mail Delivery System notification - e.g., mail not delivered or mail delayed

    coincidence?

    thanks
     
  7. Edwin the Elder thread starter macrumors member

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    interesting

    I deleted and reinstalled my .mac (mobile me) account

    that stopped the beeping

    once it re-downloaded my mail it did not include the mail delivery message (thank goodness)

    that message did not cause a problem with my Macbook. It read:

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    This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

    THIS IS A WARNING MESSAGE ONLY.

    YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESEND YOUR MESSAGE.

    Delivery to the following recipients has been delayed.

    >XXX (I deleted the name)@ic.gc.ca>

    The reason for the problem:
    4.3.2 - Not accepting messages at this time 421-'4.4.1 bulwark.ic.gc.ca Unable to contact destination'

    Reporting-MTA: dns; blrif637.ssan.egs-seg.gc.ca

    Final-Recipient: rfc822;(I deleded the name)@ic.gc.ca
    Action: delayed
    Status: 4.0.0 (temporary failure)
    Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 4.3.2 - Not accepting messages at this time 421-'4.4.1 bulwark.ic.gc.ca Unable to contact destination' (delivery attempts: 0)
    Will-Retry-Until: 18 Aug 2010 01:09:17 +0000
     
  8. Edwin the Elder thread starter macrumors member

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  9. Edwin the Elder thread starter macrumors member

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    I found a workaround

    I went into my Sympatico account on my mac and deleted all the messages on the server

    then I deleted and reinstalled this account on my iPad - so this time it did not download the error messages

    this seems to be a known problem

    I wonder why it hasn't been fixed?
     
  10. Touchstone64 macrumors regular

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    My 64GB 3G iPad has just started exhibiting the same problem ... the same account setup on the iPhone 4 doesn't have it, though. All accounts are imap.
     
  11. Touchstone64 macrumors regular

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    Never mind, it's a Virgin Media problem (I know, I know...).
     

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