weird mail issue with iphone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by psywzrd, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    My mail icon is showing a 2 on it. I click on the mail icon, it shows me my mailboxes it says my Inbox has 2 new messages. Great, right? Click on Inbox and the two new messages are nowhere to be found. Click the refresh button on the bottom left-hand corner, messages still don't show up. Meanwhile I know that those messages actually exist because I got them on my computer. What gives?
  2. aes2jack macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2010
    This happened to me too, but it also happened with the 3G phone when I first got it. Went away after a while.
  3. stohr macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Northern NJ
    This happened to me as well! I have found quite a few bugs with iOS4. One of them, is when the camera is running in the background, sometimes when I launch it all i see is like the animation of the shutter, and its basically frozen. Also, when the "Photos" app is running in the background, sometimes upon launch, the app just displays a black screen, and I have to double click the home button and delete it from the list, and re launch it. I hope there is a software update soon! Also, sometimes I launch the camera app to take a quick pic, and when I click the button to take the picture, I realize that it is still in video mode from the last time I used it, and I can easily miss a great picture because of this.
  4. Mac212 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2010
    Same here

    Same thing has been happening to me as well... Showed a '9' next to inbox all day long, but no new emails to be found... However, once I shut down my iPhone and rebooted it seems to have cleared up the issue (for now).
  5. stohr macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Northern NJ
    Yeah, this is how I seem to solve it
  6. shujin macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2006
    My phone did the same thing. I found the messages though, they were located at the bottom of the screen. The date on the message was from 1969, apparently time travel exists or email existed back then haha. It is a bug that will be fixed soon.

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  7. macfanrutler macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2010
    You have 1300 Emails in your inbox?!?:eek: They have a delete button you know.
  8. cfairbank macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2006
    I have had similar issues. It has to be ios 4 not the iphone 4. Happened to me after I installed ios 4 on my 3gs and has happened with my iphone 4.
  9. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    Glad I'm not the only one. Did any of you guys restore from a backup when you got your iphone 4? I did and I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it. It's a very annoying issue - it's almost like the phone is teasing you with the messages but won't actually show them to you;)
  10. TexasBlake macrumors member


    Aug 12, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    This occasionally has happened with ALL of my phones with my gmail.

    I'll hear the ding and see the unread notification. I'll load mail and it's not there. Sometimes, you'll see the progress bars and the new email for a split second. Then the new mail would disappear. I would reresh again and it'll finally come through.

    Like I said OCCASIONALLY would happen. Maybe 1 email out of 500
  11. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
  12. nobblynoel macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2009
    I had this problem yesterday with my iphone 4. I have switched off Organise by Thread in Mail settings because I think my mail sever, which is IMAP, wasn't happy with the phone grouping mails.
    I had several no subject mails too that disappeared after a reboot of the phone..
  13. steph280 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Orange County, CA
    wife complained about this on her phone as well. I just wiped the account and re-add it, those no subject mails went away.
  14. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    This problem is still happening for me after a reboot. Mail is showing on the icon but when I go into the mailbox, the mail isn't there yet. Looks like another bug for them to fix, though it's nowhere near as bad as the reception issue or whatever that problem is.
  15. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

    Queen of Spades

    May 9, 2008
    The Iron Throne
    This is getting annoying, I'm getting these emails from 1969 at least 4 times a day. I wish they'd fix this already.
  16. macpluslaptop macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    I'm getting loads of blank mail messages from 1969 as well. Can't delete them, but they disappear, only to have others load in their place. I supposedly have 1,000 messages that haven't been unloaded yet.

    This doesn't happen with my iPad mail or my desktop mail, so iPhone, it's on you again.
  17. marikian macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    here is how i fixed the problem

    In settings go to accounts then account info then press outgoing mail server.
    Turn on your at&t smtp server and turn off your primary server this should fix it then you can turn back on your primary server
  18. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    This was an issue in 4.0beta3 but I think the above poster has the fix anyway.
  19. ashokrai macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2004
    I get the same thing. Not sure the cause but a quicker fix for me is to into settings, mail, me, slide the mail slider off the on. Hit home button and your mail should be there.

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