Do You Like Apples?


We’ve expanded our testing options to cover more Apple clients and devices than ever. We added coverage for Apple Mail 5 & 6, as well as IMAP and POP configuration previews.

How do you like them apples?

POP & IMAP Previews for iOS

A year ago, we noticed that the iOS was truncating several incoming emails with a message that read’s “Download remaining XX bytes.” After hours of tinkering we learned that it only happens for recipients with POP accounts. Don’t worry, we came up with a fix too, you can read more about that here. But since we are so obsessive about helping you preview your email exactly as it appears in the inbox, we’ve added the option to preview both POP and IMAP configurations. This way you can ensure that your email will look the way it’s supposed to on any iOS device.

You’ll see an option to toggle between POP and IMAP when previewing a mobile Apple device, like the one below.

option to toggle between POP and IMAP when previewing a mobile Apple device

You may also want to change your default settings to include one or both configurations.

iOS Client Options

To change default settings, follow the directions below.

  1. Log in to Email on Acid
  2. Click on “User Settings” at the top of the page
  3. Scroll down to the list of testing options
  4. Choose IMAP, POP or Both
  5. Click the “Save Settings” button at the bottom

iOS6 Now Available

iOS 6 logo Early adopters rejoice! As the iOS family gets bigger, so does our list of supported previews. iOS6 on an iPhone 4S now joins iOS5 on the iPad 5.0 and iPhone 4S to provide improved coverage of the mobile Apple OS. Remember to update your default test client settings to include the new OS.

Forgot how? Use the steps outlined above, but select “iPhone 4S (iOS6)” from the list in step 4.

Apple Mail 5 & 6

Apple stamp illustration We now offer testing for Apple Mail 5 & 6, in addition to Apple Mail 4. That brings our total suite of desktop email clients to 17, and our total spam filter count to 20! Whether you’re looking for device screen shots or SPAM testing, we’ve got you covered. If you’ve got default settings for testing chosen, you’ll need to add these to your saved list as well. See how above (Remember to check the boxes next to Apple Mail 5 & 6 this time for step 4).

Platform Status Messages

exclamation point with person You don’t have to resort to Twitter (but we don’t mind if you’d like to) to find out what’s going on with your favorite tools any more. With our new platform status messages you’ll be able to tell what’s causing the problem and how long it will be before it’s resolved. This should help us troubleshoot and resolve issues in order to reduce downtime. Now instead of being in the dark, you’ll be in the know.

Mozify Save Feature

Thanks to a handful of users, we noticed that the autosave feature on Mozify was creating a huge number of saves, which were cluttering up our user’s dashboards. Now Mozify will only save if you tell it to, so that you don’t have to deal with all those extra archive instances. Just remember to click the save button now and again so you don’t lose your work!

Author: Alex Ilhan

Hailing all the way from England, Alex brings his email development expertise along with an endless stream of cups of tea and British cynicism. Follow him on Twitter: @omgitsonlyalex.

4 thoughts on “Do You Like Apples?”

  1. I noticed the difference between POP & IMAP rendering.
    But you have to know that there are also painful differences when using the Exchange Protocol on iOS, especially about special characters!
    Maybe your next feature!

  2. hotness! Very impressed 🙂 Thanks for finding a smooth way to deal with that POP/IMAP thing, cause I was seriously considering dropping my EoA account!

  3. could someone contact me with some personal support for the ios for the iphone. i got some specific questions for dem apples.

  4. @Das,

    Can you create a support ticket using the support tab to the left?

    Just insert your question into the form, and it should ask you to create a ticket.


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