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iPhone iPad – Sent Items not updating correctly

Sometimes the iPhone or iPad won’t automatically detect the correct Sent Items IMAP folder on the server and will resort to storing Sent Items locally. Very annoying. Here is how to correct this on the iPhone – it’s very similar for the iPad.

Step 1

Open the settings icon and then click on the problem email account.

Step 2

Click on the Account button to edit the account settings.

Step 3

Scroll right to the bottom and click on the Advanced button.

Step 4

Click on the Sent Mailbox button

Step 5

Click on the appropriate “Sent” folder under the On the Server section. You will probably see that the On My iPhone – Sent folder is currently set. Once you are done click in the top left to go back to the previous Advanced screen, then then again to return to the Account screen. Then, importantly, click the Done button to save the changes.


Why SORBS Sucks

Now 7 days after the event, and SORBS is still listing our affected server.

Why do SORBS Suck? More to the point, why am I writing this negative blog post? I’m writing it because SORBS has demonstrated itself to be wholly unprofessional, slow, and inaccurate, and are causing real problems for genuine ISPs, and countless people.

7 days ago the hosting company I work for found a client who’s site had been hacked. It was quite nasty, and a perl script was pumping out spam at a pace. Within an hour or so, we had tracked it down and got it shut down. Too late. We had appeared on a couple of blacklists, including spamhause and spamcop, and SORBS (just 46 hits).

Within a few hours, the world recognised that we had stemmed the problem, and all was fine again… or was it…

SORBS still listed us. We tried to remove ourselves. SORBS  has to be THE worst system I’ve ever used, ever. And I’ve used some pretty bad systems. If you’re going to allow companies to use your data to make decisions about whether or not to deliver email you at least owe it to run a service that isn’t completely broken. 

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How to switch from Mobile Me iCloud to Google Apps

I decided to divorce myself from the Apple-a-tron that is iCloud for a number of reasons.

  • I don’t like being forced to upgrade to iCloud
  • I don’t like being forced to upgrade to Lion to use iCloud
  • As a user of Adobe CS5 and numerous peripherals for photo/print etc, I can’t see how upgrading to Lion is going to make anything easier for me (actually the reverse)
  • I felt it was time to move my online self to a domain that I control, instead of or

So, how to do it? I run a number of Macs, and an iPhone so whatever I choose has to work on both, and be relatively painless. This guide isn’t for total beginners, I wish I had the time to describe every step in detail with screenshots, but anyone with a sense of adventure should get through this guide without difficulty. Read More…

How to test your website before switching DNS

This article will show you how you can access and test your joomla, wordpress, drupal, or other content managed website before you actually change nameservers or DNS and risk a huge disaster! I’m surprised I haven’t written about this before – it’s such a simple thing to do, and is an absolute killer tip for any developers out there. Read More…

Configure iPhone for cPanel Email

I get asked this so many times, I though I would save myself a bit of time, and publish a simple guide to setting up an iPhone for a POP3 or IMAP email account. Although the title says for cPanel, this guide is fine for just about any POP3 or IMAP account where you know the server and account details.

The screenshots were taken from my iPhone 4 runnng iOS 4.3.x. So, lets start.

Tap the Settings icon on your iPhone’s home screen. This will bring you to this screen (below).

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Use MobileMe with your own domain

So, you have a Mac, and maybe an iPhone too. You want to receive on your Apple toys, and you want to be able to send email using your own domain too – but Apple won’t let you send email from your own domain via their MobileMe service.

So – what do you do?

If you already have an email account that supports forwarding (and almost all do) then it actually pretty easy to work out. Read More…