Despite the prevalence of other channels of communication in today’s lightning-fast world, email remains a major one. Many email programmes, such iPhone Mail or Microsoft Outlook, start presenting the following error for some of the emails messages:


Method 1: After You’ve Closed The Mail App Via Force, You Can Open it Again.

The trouble with downloading messages may be due to a momentary problem between the iPhone’s Mail app and the email server. In such a case, force-closing the Mail app and then reopening it could be the answer.

This Message Has Not Been Downloaded From The Server.

Step 1: Open an email that was displaying “This Message has not been downloaded from the server” when you opened it in the Mail app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Now, to return to the iPhone’s Home screen after opening Mail, press and hold the Home button for 7 to 10 seconds.

Step 3: Then, start up the Mail programme once more and see if everything is in order.

Step 4: If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to disable wireless connections in the system preferences after you’ve closed the Mail app by force.

Step 5: You should now restart your phone and turn on mobile data.

Step 6: The next step is to open up the Mail programme and see if it fixes the problem.

Method 2: Take Use of Your iPhone’s Full Potential by Installing The Most Recent Version of iOS.

If you haven’t updated your iPhone’s operating system to the most recent version, it may have compatibility issues with your email provider’s server. The issue may be remedied by installing the most recent version of iOS on your device.

Make sure you have a backup of your iPhone before installing the update (if the update does not go well or has bugs).

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to power and a wireless network (if the update download size is a concern).

Step 2: Start up the iPhone’s settings app and navigate to the “General” menu.

Step 3: You can then go to Settings > General > Software Update to see if an iOS update is available.

Step 4: In that case, make sure you have the most recent iOS update installed on your device.

Step 5: Restart your iPhone after installing the update, and then check your inbox to see whether you no longer receive “message not downloaded from server” errors.

Method 3: Five-Line Preview in EMail Should Be Activated.

Many email clients merely store the header information until the email is viewed, at which point the entire message is downloaded. The message download problem may occur if the email client is unable to download either the message header or the message body.

Forcing the Mail programme to download the header and message at once by limiting the preview to 5 lines may do the trick.

Step 1: You can start by opening Mail and then going into your iPhone’s Settings.

Step 2: Now, pick 5 Lines from the preview menu in the Message List area.

Step 3: Then, after the restart, see if downloading mail is working again.

Step 4: If it doesn’t work and you’re using custom folders to organise your emails, you may try seeing if the problem goes away if you remove a special character like a tidal (if it’s in the folder name).

Method 4: You May Activate Fetch by Going Into Your Phone’s Settings.

Sending an email to a user’s device can be done in two ways: Push and Fetch. The Push method has the server notify the client of new emails, whereas the Fetch method has the client programme poll the server for updates.

By default, iPhones use the Push method to receive email, however if the email server experiences a problem, this could prevent messages from being pushed to the iPhone. The issue may be remedied if the iPhone is configured to use the retrieve email method.

Step 1: Access Passwords & Accounts by launching the iPhone’s Settings.

Step 2: Now select Fetch New Data and change the switch of Push to the off position.

Step 3: If Fetch isn’t already running, turn it on and make sure it’s set to run automatically. It’s possible that tapping the issue account and choosing Fetch is all that’s needed to fix it.

Step 4: Now set all other accounts to Fetch that shows Push and restart the iPhone.

Step 5: After the iPhone has restarted, see if the problem with downloaded messages has been fixed.