Last month, Ted Landau devoted a Bugs & Fixes entry to a mystery Mail bug in the iPhone OS 3.0 update. As Ted reported back in July, searches using the phone’s Spotlight feature occasionally turn up long-deleted e-mails. Tap on one of those mystery messages, Ted wrote, and it will appear in the Mail app as, if it had never been deleted. Exit to the parent screen, however, and the message will vanish.
In the ensuing month, this Mail bug has gotten more notice around the Internet. One user by the name of Matt Janssen even put together a YouTube video of the bug. One interesting difference from Ted’s initial report: in the YouTube video, tapping on the deleted message launches Mail, which then crashes. A second tap opens the message.