8 thoughts on “iPhone Points”

  1. Re: “This message has not been downloaded from the server” seen in emails already viewed… I have the same problem, and evidently, you’re the first (and only) website that google finds with that phrase. I have the same problem, but I suspect that it may have to do with the “Use Recent Mode” setting for Gmail. When it’s off, I tend to get that error message, but when it’s on, it seems to work alright. Let me know via email if this fixes the problem for you and I’ll put in a post on the Apple support forums.

  2. I had the same problem on my iPhone re: ‘This message has not been downloaded from the server’ I went into Settings, Mail, Gmail Account, Advanced, and changed ‘Use Recent Mode’ from OFF to ON. Now I can read the messages fine, but it caused a different problem. Now it re-downloaded duplicate messages to my inbox and when I delete them from the iPhone, they just come right back. So pick your poison.

  3. That is it exactly. I saw it more on messages with attachments, and it must be re-downloading it from the server each time, but once Mail on my Mac had downloaded it, it was no longer available from the server. Of course, that means now I get a 2nd copy of everything in my email, whether I already dealt with it on my Mac or not… so it’s a trade-off.

    For those who want to try, the directions state:

    If you’re accessing your Gmail using POP from multiple clients, Gmail’s recent mode makes sure that all messages are made available to each client, rather than only to the first client to access new mail.
    Recent mode fetches the last 30 days of mail, regardless of whether it’s been sent to another POP client already.

    To invoke this “recent” mode, just change your login name in your POP settings to “recent:yourlogin@gmail.com”. This works for Gmail as well as Gmail-hosted domain accounts.

  4. I’ve been having the same problem, but I’m using a Google Apps for my domain account and there is no ‘Use Recent Mode’ in the advanced settings.

    To bypass this i changed my username to ‘recent:username@mydomain.com’. This allows Outlook and the iPhone to play well together, however I’m still getting a LOT of “This message has not been downloaded from the server’ messages. If anyone knows of a fix please pass it on.

  5. Yeah this is pretty weak, I get the same thing happening.. Without recent mode, all emails with attachments show that error message, or without, I get every goddamned email i already read many duplicated… hope this gets fixed with a firmware upgrade

  6. Hi everyone, I’ve found somewhat of a reasonable solution to all this madness.
    I went to my Gmail pop settings and “Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on”

    Then to set up the gmail account on your iPhone, don’t use apple’s GMail option, choose OTHER. Then enter these values:

    Enter ‘pop.gmail.com’ in the ‘Incoming Mail Server:’ field
    Enter your Gmail username (including ‘@gmail.com’) in the ‘User Name:’ field.
    Enter your Gmail password in the ‘Password:’ field
    enter ‘smtp.gmail.com’ in the ‘Outgoing Mail Server:’ field
    (likewise username/password)

    that’s it! you will now receive new incoming emails! no more receiving your whole inbox.

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