Originally Posted by solipsism
1) When you get a new handset or do a DFU restore are you testing the device before you push all your backup settings to the device or are you syncing it with your backup and then trying to use it?
I have been syncing and using. I did set it up as a "new phone" and manually entered the mail settings (told iTunes to not sync settings, just contacts and media). I guess I could try entering the mail settings and not syncing anything at all, but eventually I am going to have to sync my contacts and media or the phone won't be of much use to me. Also, of course I need to enter the mail settings, since the mail is the thing causing the problems.
From what I can tell, the other people having the problem are getting their mail in different ways. I'm doing POP3 with a hosting company (using my own domain name) and I know somebody else on the thread mentioned that he or she was using an Exchange server. I can try IMAP, and I could also try turning off SSL, but I feel like these are compromises I shouldn't have to make with a $400 phone.