Email and Messaging

How can I fix blank emails on iPhone / iOS 4?

Sometimes iPhone Mail running on iOS 4 has the nasty habit of displaying blank email messages or loading empty message previews in the Inbox. This problem is easily fixed.

1. By default your message previews should be enabled. To make sure they are on, touch Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Preview and select the number of preview lines desired.

2. If you're running iOS 4 on an iPhone 3G, reset by holding down the home and sleep buttons until the Apple logo comes up on the screen.

3. For iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users, double-click the home button to bring up multitasking.

Can I change / reorder my list of iPhone Mail accounts?

There's no simple way to reorganize the list of email accounts in the iPhone Mail app. As accounts are added the show up at the bottom of the list. To change the order your email accounts are listed in:

1. Make sure your iPhone is connected to the computer and iTunes is running.
2. Under DEVICES in the left menu of iTunes click on your iPhone.
3. Click the Info tab at the top of the screen.
4. Make sure the box next to "Sync Selected Mail Accounts" is checked.
5. Deselect all mail accounts except the account you want at the top of your list.

Can I connect to my Hotmail account on the iPhone?

Yes you can. Set up a POP3 account for Hotmail on your iPhone by following these steps:

iOS 8 UPDATE: See this guide on How to Add a Hotmail Account to iPhone Mail.

iOS 7 UPDATE: Set up Hotmail to push new messages with Exchange. For instructions click here.

1. Navigate to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Add Account...

2. Touch "Other"

3. Touch "Add Mail Account"

iPhone MMS on AT&T: Not Until September

Update: Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS will support MMS. AT&T will begin support of MMS on their network starting on September 25, 2009.

iPhones across the world have had MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) capability since the iPhone 3GS was released on June 19. Apple declared that AT&T would make MMS available to its customers in "late summer" of this year.

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Well it's getting close to crunch time for AT&T. Last time we checked, the second half of August can be referred to as "late summer" here in the Northern Hemisphere. There's been no MMS news except for disgruntled iPhone owners complaining.

How To Email Full Resolution Photos From Your iPhone

Did you know that when you email a photo from the camera roll on your iPhone, the resolution of the picture is automatically degraded to 800x600? This makes sense if you don't need to send anything at a higher quality resolution.

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But what if you need to send the full resolution photo? The original iPhone and iPhone 3G both take photos at 1600x1200 resolution. The iPhone 3GS with its auto-focus camera takes photos at 2048x1536 resolution.

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