[sc:mobile-category ]Usually during the day my phone sits on my desk until lunch hour with a few quick checks of the lock screen to see if I’ve received any messages. This was the case the other day but when I went to lunch and took the phone with me to read up on some news and other items I noticed that my Exchange mailbox wasn’t syncing.
In fact Windows Phone was reporting a 80C805E2error message.
Doing a quick search of the net didn’t turn up anything too specific, instead just some suggestions about turning off txt message backups and deleting the trash folder.
After reboot and a couple of more sync attempts I noticed that one of the folders was being updated. I receive most of my news and website feeds in to my mailbox with a RSS feed aggregator and the majority of those items all get put in to a single folder called ‘News’. The folder can get quite big if I leave it for a few hours and in this case it was at about 110 messages. This has never been a problem before but I used OWA to read and delete all the messages and suddenly syncing started again.
My guess is that there was a corrupt message in the folder and the Windows Phone ActiveSync client was choking on it.
Weird but an easy fix at least.