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Newsletter Issue #523: A Couple of Bugs They Don’t Talk About!

So I just set up that brand new 27-inch quad-core iMac, and decided to run a MobileMe Sync. Nothing unusual, right? Well, this is a problem I’ve had for a long, long time, but I haven’t seen many complaints about the situation. You see, whenever I choose the option to include my Mail accounts, Sync has the temerity to reorder my email accounts via its own internal “fuzzy” logic.

The battle commences. I move the accounts to the order that I prefer, and, on the next run, Sync puts them back in the order that suits it. The solution to this never-ending battle is to simply turn off the option to sync those accounts. Understand that this reordering phenomenon also occurs on my iPhone, but I can’t simply drag and drop the accounts to a different position on that device, so I put up with it. Yes, I know I could just delete the accounts and restore them in the order I want, and perhaps I’ll do that one of these days.

Other functions seem to run acceptably, or at least I don’t notice any problems worth mentioning. More to the point, I’ve seen this particular symptom for several years, and the transition from .Mac to MobileMe hasn’t changed a thing, nor replacing Macs, upgrading operating systems or simply resetting the sync information.

In all fairness to Apple, maybe some characteristic of one of my email accounts, configured a long time ago, is responsible for this problem. Or perhaps I have become far too obsessive/compulsive in my old age and I fret over matters that nobody else cares about.

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