So, I ran into this problem yesterday evening…
I went to the Mailboxes overview on my iPhone (don’t remember why) and found an entry called „Outbox“ right beneath all of my regular inboxes. The „message counter“ to the right of this entry showed the number 12 – meaning: „I contain 12 messages that you meant to send out – which I didn’t without telling you about it!“
My landlord decided to present me with a real balcony (opposed to the french balcony my flat already has). I’m living in this flat for almost exactly five years now and have this friend who’s mocking for for almost exactly five years now because of my french balcony. When on friday afternoon the workers finished the first few steps (tearing down half a wall and rebuilding it partly – with a door in it) I snapped a few pictures which I send to her to make it very clear, that mocking time will be over very soon.
I took those pictures with my iPhone4. I selected and sent them right from the „Camera Roll“ of Photos.app. By sunday night I was already getting angry at her for not replying to me. That’s when I found the „Outbox“. Sure enough the mail with the pictures was still in the outbox. I fired up Safari to check my mail account on the server – just to make sure that this mail really hadn’t been sent yet. Sure enough it hadn’t.
After about 30 minutes of testing, I came to the conclusion that EACH AND EVERY mail that is being sent through „in-app-mail“ will get stuck in the „Outbox“.
„In-App-Mail“ in this case means: every time I send an email not directly through Mail.app but tap the „Mail“-button in another app – such as Photos.app, a Twitter-Client or Reeder.app.
I researched a bit more and found out: this bug does not seem to be delivered with the iOS – instead it magically came to life „on the go“.
The first thing I thought was: that damn jailbreak!!! Surely that Georg fucked something up. But then I noticed that there are mails in the outbox that should have been send out days or even weeks before I jailbroke my iPhone. So, sorry Georg for doubting you! 🙂
However, this doesn’t go back to the last iOS update which I, of course, installed on day one.
What I did so far to try and fix it (without any success):
– killing the apps using in-app-mailing
– killing Mail.app
– rebooting the iPhone (normal way)
– rebooting the iPhone by holding down the power and home button
Should I find the time this evening, I’ll try resetting the iPhone….