Mail sync question

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by dubstar, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    Not sure if this is a MobileMe function but:

    I want my mail account on my imac and on my iphone to be in sync. Like if i check mail on my phone and delete messages then it will reflect on my imac as well.

    I rarely open mail on my imac and when I do there are tons of messages that have been deleted on my iphone still in the inbox.

    What do I need to do to have the deletions reflect on my imac?
     
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    Weaselboy

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    #2
    If you are using MobileMe IMAP email on both devices it will do this.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, I didn't specify that this is a gmail account. I am not actually using my mobileme email account.

    Is this still possible?
     
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    Mr Kram

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    yes, gmail supports imap on both devices. you don't even need mobile me to accomplish this. mobile me only syncs the settings in mail, not the mail itself.

    edit: let me add, that if you were using a pop3 account, you could fetch it through your mobileme (or gmail) account and sync that way also. i use gmail to fetch mail from two pop3 accounts that don't support imap.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Honestly, I am not too familiar with IMAP, POP3 and their functions. I recognize the terms....

    could you let me know what steps to take to make this happen? or provide a link?

    thanks for you help.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    got it, thanks for the info!
     

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