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iPhone: Some features have been left undone...

Aug. 23rd, 2007 23:22 by stephane@deluca.bizPermalink | TrackBack: http://boursomac.com/trackback/729 — updated on Aug. 25th, 2007 00:56 exists for 12 years & 3 months ago — — Sorry, this content is not available in english.

The iPhone is really an incredible machine; Now that it is hacked, you can even load additional native applications coming from third party developers. And that's great!

That said, I've been dealing with the mail client for some times now and I must say that the product is left undone. Why? Well, let me go into that.

When you synch your iPhone from iTunes, the iPhone is automatically setup with your mail accounts, which is cool.

You then get to the Mail application and sees the iPhone downloading your last 25 mails per account, which is nice as well. If you want more mail, just click on the Download the next 25 mails. You can setup the Mail application to do that automatically if you wish.

All the above would be very cool if there was a mean to prevent the iPhone to download all your mails still stored on your server. In my case, I had more than 2000 mails still waiting on the server -- the server remove all mails that have more than a week of age.

In that situation, there is no way but to delete every single mail manually! Honestly, I started to delete one or two hundreds of them but gave up after that...

I then discovered that the deleted mails have been moved to the trash folder of my account. And guess what, there's not option to simply empty the trash in one action. Then again, you need to delete every single mail by clicking twice by mail!

But that's not finished... There no anti spam system, I mean a "undesirable" flag that learn Mail to know whether to keep an incoming mail or to move it into a special folder.

Well Apple. You did fantastic stuff for the iPhone. But there... I' pretty much sure that they momentarily abandoned some feature in order to match the milestone.

See for the future iPhone software updates. And in the meantime, I hope you have some spare time... to delete your mails.



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