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Grummash

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Icon 5 posted May 15, 2008 12:04      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So, I bought myself an iPhone - with its lame camera and lack of MMS and its grease-collecting touch-screen.....and it is BRILLIANT!

But - I had a bit of odd behaviour yesterday regarding outgoing email for my .mac account on my iMac. It was probably just a bit of server-side flakiness but I did delete and re-enter the outgoing mail server settings for that account in Mail. When it started working again the settings look the same as before it went wrong.

However, now when I sync my iPhone I get a message in iTunes saying
"iTunes could not sync mail accounts to the iPhone because an error occurred remapping record identifiers". If I deselect syncing of email accounts in iTunes the problem goes away of course, but this doesn't seem the best solution.

Has anyone else encountered this problem? And if so, can anyone suggest how to fix it?

And my last question - if I do just deselect syncing of email accounts in iTunes, is that going to cause problems in the future?

All advice will be gratefully received. [ohwell]

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maximile

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Icon 1 posted May 15, 2008 12:34      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Welcome to the iPhone club.

I've never had that problem. You can always restore the iPhone software through iTunes. It'll take a little while, but it'll probably solve any problem.

But before that sort of drastic action, this looks like it might help.

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted May 15, 2008 13:17      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks Max, problem sorted [Big Grin] [Applause]

I did the reset iSync history thing, and there were a few sync conflicts to tick off afterwards - but that was no big deal. I also got the problem whereby the list of mail accounts you want to sync disappears from the info window in iTunes, so I just dragged them over from the mailbox list in Mail and they appeared in iTunes! [Smile]

I spent a good hour or so last night trawling the Apple support boards but I failed to find the answer, so thanks again Max. [thumbsup]

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted May 15, 2008 13:38      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Because I know I'll get growled at by a cute Mac fan...

"But... it just WORKS!"

*snicker*

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tweety
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Icon 1 posted May 15, 2008 17:24      Profile for tweety   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
No, no, no, Steen. You misinterpret. As a happy Mac user I can honestly tell you that it just works ... when it wants to. Randomly. Sometimes on a schedule of every third Tuesday of every fourth month.

Which is totally unlike Windows, where it just never works. [evil]

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted May 15, 2008 21:37      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by tweety:
No, no, no, Steen. You misinterpret. As a happy Mac user I can honestly tell you that it just works ... when it wants to. Randomly. Sometimes on a schedule of every third Tuesday of every fourth month.

Which is totally unlike Windows, where it just never works. [evil]

It's half-past midnight, otherwise I'd put on my professional hat, and give a piece of my mind about this.

/me nods and says "Uh huh...yeah...maybe..."

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angryjungman

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Icon 1 posted May 16, 2008 05:11      Profile for angryjungman   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you're using .Mac for email, then you shouldn't need to sync it with your iMac. .Mac uses IMAP, so if you just manually put the settings in on your iPhone (a pain, maybe, but you should only have to do it once), synchronisation shouldn't be an issue. I don't sync my Mac mail settings with my iPhone and everything works just fine.

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted May 16, 2008 08:09      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
tweety wrote:
No, no, no, Steen. You misinterpret.

I think you misunderstand the point of my post. I -want- the cute geek to growl at me [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted May 16, 2008 13:46      Profile for geekygoddess     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It will be working just fine when I pick up my brand new replacement one this weekend. Apple has manned up and decided to give me a pretty, shiny, new Macbook Pro. All is well in Macland again. [Big Grin]


Oh, and Steen...*growl* [Big Grin]

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GrumpySteen

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*grin* [Big Grin]

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