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Yahoo Mail to blame for Windows Phone 7 'phantom data'?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Jan 2011 22:51 User comments (6)

Yahoo Mail to blame for Windows Phone 7 'phantom data'? Microsoft software 'deconstructor' Rafael Rivera has said today that he believes the reason some Windows Phone 7 devices use up massive amounts of 'phantom data' is thanks to an issue with Yahoo Mail, the popular email service.
Rivera looked through the IMAP packets leaving the device and saw that "Yahoo's IMAP server was not responding to the phone's requests to fetch new messages with the correct response," explains Cnet.

Therefore, instead of sending tiny commands, the servers were sending back blocks of data up to 25 time larger than necessary.

Adds Rivera:

This can also be read as: Your phone is downloading ~25 times as much data as it normally would, had you sided with another e-mail provider.


Although neither company has commented, Microsoft did say last week that only "a small (low single-digit) percentage" of WP7 owners were seeing the data leakage.

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6 user comments

131.1.2011 23:31

Is WP7 still around? will wonders never cease.

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21.2.2011 0:09
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Originally posted by internetdude:
Is WP7 still around? will wonders never cease.

Android Rules.
...and I can guarantee you haven't even used a WP7.

31.2.2011 0:16

One look at the UI and its like crap, you just now its going to stink if you get your hands on it. The whole "tiles" thing is the biggest bone head move in UI history.


Originally posted by ...:
Originally posted by internetdude:
Is WP7 still around? will wonders never cease.

Android Rules.
...and I can guarantee you haven't even used a WP7.



41.2.2011 12:50

it sounds like: "Yahoo is sending wrong response", but another way to say it could be "wp7 is sending wrong request". if yahoo service is already there, then the new device is the one that's supposed to adjust itself to work with it. not they i like yahoo, just saying.... i actually prefer gmail X_x


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51.2.2011 12:55

Originally posted by hglez86:
it sounds like: "Yahoo is sending wrong response", but another way to say it could be "wp7 is sending wrong request". if yahoo service is already there, then the new device is the one that's supposed to adjust itself to work with it. not they i like yahoo, just saying.... i actually prefer gmail X_x
Well said hglez86

64.2.2011 0:18

thank you :) i feel smart LOL
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