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Make email account setting changes stick on the iPhone iOS devices
I found out the hard way that sometimes when you make changes to an email account on the iPhone the settings don't stick. My experience was specifically in changing the Advanced » Authentication setting to NTLM for an Exchange account. The problem, however, may be more widespread than that. The solution was easy:

Make your desired changes to the settings in the mail account. Then go back to the account's main screen, scroll to the top, and move the Account slider to OFF. Go back to the Home screen, then go back to settings and turn the account back ON. Check that your settings have saved. That should do it; I hope this helps a lot of people avoid this pesky iPhone issue.

[robg adds: I haven't experienced this, but then again, I haven't changed my account settings and I don't access an Exchange account.]
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Make email account setting changes stick on the iPhone
Authored by: skigil on Aug 22, '07 11:17:39AM

YES!!!!!!!!

I have been looking for a solution to my problem. My account settings for my work email have not been sticking. The field in question is the password field for my outbound server. I will try this hint right away and let everyone know if it works for POP users as well. Thanks!



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Make email account setting changes stick on the iPhone
Authored by: scuzball1 on Aug 29, '07 05:04:04PM

Also, make sure you allow time for the settings utility to authenticate your username/password. I just experienced this today when adding a non-GMail account. My personal serer authenticates slower than GMail and I would close the settings and move on only to find my account couldn't be accessed. After the 3rd time, (it's the charm isn't it?) I noticed the little spinning thing with the text "Authenticating password" on the top of the screen.



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