iOS 9 Users Having Problems With POP Email Accounts
Users of Apple’s iPhone and iPad seem to be facing some troubles as far as the email application on iOS 9 is concerned.
Ever since its release on September 16, many users have been constantly complaining about POP email accounts having trouble opening emails with attachments.
A wide range of customers have complained that they are receiving a “Message not yet downloaded from server” error whenever they attempt to open an email with an attachment. The problem seems to be strictly associated with users with POP email accounts.
The Apple discussion forums are flooded with complaints of this issue. Various attempts at solving the problem, such as deleting the accounts and re-adding them, have failed to overcome this problem. This problem has only surfaced after the iOS 9 update, which indicates that it is closely tied to the updated email app.
One easier method to go around this problem is to simply download a third-party email app from the App Store.
One user managed to get a response from the Apple’s engineering team, suggesting the issue occurs when an account has been configured to remove a copy of emails on the server. This is a strange proposition, as leaving the email on the server generally defeats the purpose of a POP email account.
Unfortunately, Apple has not fixed the problem in the previous two minor bug-fix updates (iOS 9.0.1 and 9.0.2), despite it being an evident problem for various users since the release of the native iOS 9 in mid-September.
It is still not clear if iOS 9.1 will clear this issue, and Apple is yet to give any statement on whether a fix is planned for this problem.