What Happens When You Forget to Activate an Email on Your iDevice
I've owned an iTouch since they first came out. In fact, I owned a 1st Gen iTouch up until December. Amazing, right? Considering that I'm such a Gadget Geek. I set up my 4th Gen iTouch, transferred over all my apps and I 'thought' I was good to go. Ah, happy oblivion....
Three months later, on a Sunday afternoon, I remembered that I hadn't seen some feeds I had emailed to myself from my Feedler account (my FAVORITE Google Reader app, it just works for me). It ONLY just registered, because I tend to 'mail' these links to myself in the middle of the night when I'm still in a fog (I really should stop trying to do anything beyond playing Drop7.) With a little sleuthing I discovered that although I had set up my email account on my iTouch I had forgotten to type in the password. OK, that was easy to fix. I vaguely wondered how many links I had lost as a result, but figured if I just now thought about it the links couldn't have been that important.
I glance up at my screen and -- WHOA!!!!!!!!!!! My gmail has just registered 61 new emails!!!! What??? I sheepishly click over to the tab and sure enough. All those emailed links which I thought were lost forever, guess they were just in cyber-limbo.
So when you get your iDevice, don't forget to COMPLETELY set up your email! Or be prepared to confront a deluge of emails when you finally (like me) do figure it out!