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5 responses to “Apple: MobileMe Transition Caused 105 Message Loss”

  1. Thomas

    I’m sure you’ve already tried this, but just in case…

    I was a .mac user already, and switched to Mobile Me automatically. I also noticed that my calendar and contact data hadn’t EVER synched until I did the following.

    Open settings.
    Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars
    select account

    You will now see a mobileMe account list with Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and bookmarks.

    On my iphone, only Mail was set to ON. Turning the other three on allows them to sync wirelessly (rather than only when connected to my computer.)

    Once you have turned them on, Go back to Settings, select Fetch New Data, scroll down to and select Advanced.

    Now you can control the Push / Fetch settings for each mail account as well as contacts and calendars. I’m currently fetching the former and pushing the latter, which works well for me.


  2. Art

    The MobileMe status article says that there was a 10% loss of emails of the affected accounts. This seems to refer to the 1% that lost service — the affected accounts. This could be read to be 10% of the emails of the 1% that lost service. That is a much smaller impact than the headline of this article would suggest.

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  4. Greg Myers

    When I read the post, it said 1% of users suffered a 10% loss of messages. Your post gives the impression it was all MoblieMe accounts.

    Other than slightly slower access from the 16th to the 18th, I’ve had no problems with my account. I feel bad for those that have encountered trouble, and I expect better from Apple. On the other hand, I am very much enjoying the ability to sync information to my XP box too.