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iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: Cannot Get Mail – The Connection to the Server Failed

By Admin | Dec 07 , 2017

Some iPhone, iPad or iPod touch users complain that the mail app display error message like "Cannot Get Mail The connection to the server failed" when they try to retrieve new mails, especially from Microsoft Exchange.

 

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This happens to almost all iOS devices running on iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7 and iOS 6, which means that iPhone 8, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s and a majority of iPads are all included.

 

Fix iPhone Mail Connection to Server Failed Error

The following are several different methods that should help you fix Connection to the Server Failed problem on iPhone or iPad. Please continue to read.

Note: To avoid any data on your iPhone being lost, to back up all things is a must.

 

CONTENTS
Solution 1: Reenter Password
Solution 2: Move Email to Different Inbox Folder
Solution 3: Change the Account Password
Solution 4: Change Microsoft Exchange Security Settings
Other Possible Solutions

 

Solution 1: Reenter Password

Sometimes this problem happened on your iPhone or iPad after you changed your mail password on your computer or laptop. Therefore, you may need to log out and then log in your mail to ensure that it can work well as usual.

STEP 1. In your iOS device, go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords.

STEP 2. Choose the mail account and click Delete Account.

STEP 3. Then, back to the Account & Passwords screen and add your account back.

 

Delete Mail Accounts

 

Solution 2: Move Email to Different Inbox Folder

If possible, just try to select all the mails from the inbox that fail to open and move them to a temporary folder (or different folder) created on the server by right-clicking on the items and choose "Move to" option. Then you should go to the folder and check if they are available to access. If it doesn't work or even impossible to execute this step, it's alright and you can continue to read the other solutions.

 

Move Mails to New Mailbox

Solution 3: Change the Account Password

If the connection to the server still fails after you try the above methods out, you may probably consider changing your Mail account password. Mail service providers may have trouble in updating your mail information and building valid a connection. To change the password of your account, please go to the official web of mail services like Gmail, Outlook, Microsoft Exchange,  Yahoo, iCloud for further help.

 

Mail Services

Solution 4: Change Microsoft Exchange Security Settings

  • Open Active Directory Users and computer. Then select View > Advanced Features on the top menu.
  • Find and right click the mail account to choose Properties. Then, select Security tab and choose Advanced.
  • Tick the checkbox "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent".

 

Change Microsoft Exchange Security Settings

 

Other Possible Solutions

  • Change the Mail Days to Sync field to No Limit.
  • Reset Network settings via Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
  • Disable iCloud. Navigate back to mail account and reset the password.
  • Delete the account and create it as a new account.

 

iPhone Mail App

If the "Cannot Get Mail – The Connection to the Server Failed" error cannot be fixed though you have tried all of the solutions above, please drop us a comment in the below area to let us know!

 

  • Hds Sergiu

    FUCK APPLE , they suck. They were good till steve jobs died. Not they are a piece of crap with overpriced products. Next phone will definitely not be an iphone. fucking crap. Can’t find a solution to this, tried everything except throwing the phone out the window.

    • Sorry that it doesn’t work out. Check if there are other methods that you haven’t tried

      • Firas Alwan

        I have had the same problem with Iphonex (Iphone 10). I have done every single soultion but it didnt work. the only think worked for me was to go to the exchange and go to the user mailbox then go to Manage Mobile t, then delete the phone from the list and try to re add it the account to the phone.

    • John Chud

      just did that, new ibone 7 wont sync, yet ipad will as does the android, its a problem with certificates, apples new ios wont accept them.

    • Firas Alwan

      I have had the same problem with Iphonex (Iphone 10). I have done every single soultion but it didnt work. the only think worked for me was to go to the exchange and go to the user mailbox then go to Manage Mobile t, then delete the phone from the list and try to re add it the account to the phone. Good Luck

  • DFWM2

    I’ve had the same problem the last two days. What worked for me was to completely turn off the phone, let it sit a minute, then turn it back on. Poof! All new email was in the inbox.

  • Danny DeSantis

    So, I had the same problem setting up a new ip8.
    Turns out I had reached the maximum number of mobile devices synchronised with exchange server – which is 10 (server had stored all previous phones and tables used)
    Once I deleted all the old devices from the server it worked straight away.

  • how can i change advaced setting as per your given guide.


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