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Offline imref

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #225: September 26, 2020, 04:34:26 PM »
I downloaded 14.0.1 last night. Other than the widgets, I don’t see much difference so far. I had my apps organized into groups anyway (aside from some constantly-used ones), so the App Library thing doesn’t really matter to me. The weather widget is nice. I notice it appears you have to push it all the way to one side or the other—seems like you can’t put it in the middle with app icons to either side.

Same here.  Pinning text chats is nice but that’s about it so far.

Offline 1995hoo

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #226: October 06, 2020, 08:39:48 AM »
Anybody know what might cause some (but not all) iCloud e-mail messages to keep marking themselves as unread after I mark them as read? I use my iCloud address solely for immediate family members because it's a convenient way to separate that correspondence into a spam-free account. I have four messages from yesterday, all from my mom, that I read and that then showed up as unread. So I manually marked them read, only to see them marked as unread yet again. This morning when I signed on, they were still marked unread, and when I marked them read, about five minutes later they were unread again. It happens across all three devices (PC, iPhone, and iPad), and I've restarted all three of them since last night. It also doesn't happen with every message—I have six other messages from my mom from yesterday (and three from my brother) that are all behaving properly.

The e-mail client I use for iCloud messages on my PC is Mozilla Thunderbird, if that makes any difference. The problem is not happening in my other two personal e-mail accounts from a different provider. I use Windows Mail for those two. I have Outlook available and have considered consolidating all three e-mail accounts in that software for consistency with the software work uses, but there are some things I dislike about Outlook, so I haven't done anything about it so far.



Same here.  Pinning text chats is nice but that’s about it so far.

When you made that comment, I hadn't tried that pinning feature. I've tried it now and it's fairly useful for keeping the two most active text-message senders and recipients at the top, but it's hardly earth-shaking.

Offline dracnal

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #227: October 06, 2020, 08:45:49 AM »
Anybody know what might cause some (but not all) iCloud e-mail messages to keep marking themselves as unread after I mark them as read? I use my iCloud address solely for immediate family members because it's a convenient way to separate that correspondence into a spam-free account. I have four messages from yesterday, all from my mom, that I read and that then showed up as unread. So I manually marked them read, only to see them marked as unread yet again. This morning when I signed on, they were still marked unread, and when I marked them read, about five minutes later they were unread again. It happens across all three devices (PC, iPhone, and iPad), and I've restarted all three of them since last night.

Short answer is it's a known bug MS introduced within the last 36 hours or so. Supposed to be a fix out today. If it's still doing it tomorrow morning, see if you can find a place to manually check for updates. Even if you don't get them yourself, your devices should get them on their own. If it's still happening on Friday, then its time to look for alternate reasons. But yeah, my company sent an alert to all hands about the bug so we wouldn't be surprised when customers called in asking about it.

Offline 1995hoo

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #228: October 06, 2020, 08:47:57 AM »
Thanks. I suppose the other solution would be to delete the messages, but one of them in particular is one I need to save for a few more days. I guess I can pull another window around in front of the e-mail window so I don't see the "unread" messages when I look at that PC screen.

Offline dracnal

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #229: October 06, 2020, 08:53:55 AM »
Thanks. I suppose the other solution would be to delete the messages, but one of them in particular is one I need to save for a few more days. I guess I can pull another window around in front of the e-mail window so I don't see the "unread" messages when I look at that PC screen.

Try making a subfolder and dragging them there? I haven't played with Apple's mail for five or six years, so I can't remember if the unread count shows all unread in the mailbox, or just the ones in the main inbox folder. The latter is how most mail programs work, but Apple likes to do things differently sometimes.

Offline 1995hoo

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #230: October 06, 2020, 10:16:15 AM »
It's just bizarre that it's only doing it as to those four messages from yesterday. I have five messages from this morning that all properly show as having been read and that aren't flipping back again. So strange.

Offline dracnal

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #231: October 06, 2020, 10:29:26 AM »
It's just bizarre that it's only doing it as to those four messages from yesterday. I have five messages from this morning that all properly show as having been read and that aren't flipping back again. So strange.

My best guess would be they've pushed a fix that corrects the problem and prevents it from happening with new messages, but are still trying to find a way to get it to update messages received that have the issue. Here's the note from our internal IT team, who is tasked in part with keeping up to the minute on news affecting MS or Apple products and relaying the info to the outward facing IT folks:

Good Afternoon,
We have received reports from users that their mobile email apps are not properly syncing the “read status” of messages between their phone and desktop email.
While this issue appears to be most prevalent on iPhone via the Apple Mail app, Microsoft has confirmed that the issue is due to a service update which has caused issues with Exchange ActiveSync and the syncing of message status.
This issue does NOT appear to be affecting the Outlook app on either Android or iOS, and only currently affecting native mail apps, such as those from Samsung, iOS, or Google.
Microsoft has begun pushing out a fix for this, and the issue should be resolved on all devices by the end of the day tomorrow, October 6th.

Offline bluestreak

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #232: October 06, 2020, 11:07:25 AM »
One of the widgets that I really like (love actually) is the photo widget. It shows you pictures from your catalog, some random, some on a particular anniversary, some with a theme (one day it was weddings, another it was food pics. Sometimes it is pics of my old dogs), and changes them a couple of times a day. The algorithm is really good at picking pictures (it’s usually a landscape or people. It’s nice seeing pictures from years ago that are lying dormant on my phone. They have been so good, I almost always end up sharing them with friends as a blast from the past.

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #233: October 06, 2020, 11:38:42 AM »
amazon photos does an 'on this day' notification that is really similar