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    Default Cant get mail to work.
    Hello,
    I installed Mail onto my ipod Touch.
    There were 2 folders that I moved 1 was the mail app folder that went into th applications directory.
    The 2nd was Mail settings that went into system \ lib \ preference Bundles.

    I setup my POP email account (no SSL) as I have on so many other devices.

    But I cant seem to figure out how or why I cant get my mail?

    I open the mail app and it does nothing for about 15 seconds.
    It then defaults back the the main home screen.

    Is there a way to call up the mail to check because there are only 2 icons buttons to tap at the bottom (I think a refresh and a compose not sure though since it does nothing).

    Thanks
    JW

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    have you chmodded the files to make them executable..?

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    what is chmode?
    I added them with a few others like maps and they work.

    Please advise
    Thanks

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    sorry,

    chmod is a command you can use with an SSH session or in a vt100 terminal to alter file permissions for different user classes.
    the command
    Code:
    chmod -R a+x /Applications/*
    will allow any user to execute anything currently under the Applications folder (ie, your Mail app). If the app isn't set as executable (something you are allowed to run as a program) then you won't be able to run it and it will crash.
    I don't know for sure that this is your problem, but it did help me.

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    Hi Jamier,

    I've tried this, and the permissions are set correctly, and I even used the terminal command to no avail- it just crashes after a few seconds...any ideas?

    EDIT: Did it a few times, and eventually it worked.
    Last edited by cathead; 2007-11-07 at 06:04 PM. Reason: fixed

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    I installed BSD, I added the iPhone apps, I set every file included with the aps as 755 with Fetch on my Mac, Rebooted, - No joy.

    Re-installed BSD, Re-booted, - No joy

    Frustrating as hell. Am I missing anything?
    Last edited by jasonh1234; 2007-11-07 at 07:33 PM.

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    It may pay to chmod them from on the iTouch itself, as my files changed their permissions between my computer and my iPod, not sure as to why.

    Also, when i first used mail, it crashed on me all the time, so i downloaded a different copy from a 1.1.1 iFone, and now all is well.
    www.touchdev.net has links to download the apps in there somewhere... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamier View Post
    It may pay to chmod them from on the iTouch itself
    How would one do that? Through Finder.app?

    Also, when i first used mail, it crashed on me all the time, so i downloaded a different copy from a 1.1.1 iFone, and now all is well.
    www.touchdev.net has links to download the apps in there somewhere... :P
    I think that's where I got mine. Or piratebay

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    if you go to the installer you can get "squid". there you can go through and give the iphone apps permission: 511 (777), that should work. also make sure to set it up in the setting menu

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    I used ssh to do it in the first place, via PuTTY for windows.
    You can also do it via terminal in Mac OS X.
    You'll need BSD Subsystem if you haven't got it already.

    Otherwise, i got lazy and used the vt-100 terminal to do the commands.

    All of these do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamier View Post
    You can also do it via terminal in Mac OS X.
    Ok so once Terminal is open you..... do what?


    You'll need BSD Subsystem if you haven't got it already.
    Downloaded it on the iPod although I have no idea what it is or what it does. Do I need BSD on the Mac as well?

    Otherwise, i got lazy and used the vt-100 terminal to do the commands.
    I downloaded vt-100 Terminal on my iPod through installer but have no idea how to get it to do anything with it!

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    what you want to do is use ssh (secure shell - its like a remote command prompt or terminal)
    so in the terminal on the mac, you can type
    Code:
    ssh [email protected]<ipofipod>
    You'll need to have the iPod on some sort of wifi connection that you can access with the mac.
    Then using ssh, you can type the chmod command from above.

    Otherwise, open vt-100 and type in the command there.

    Whichever is easiest for you.

    You don't need the BSD Subsystem on the mac. Its more a set of commands and programs that you can run for the ipod. A lot of the third party apps out there rely on that package being installed. chmod is one of those commands.

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    free yahoo mail does not work, have to use yahoo plus, w/pop, on ipod touch
    gmail works

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