Anybody managed import Gmail emails to .Me?

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  1. Dias macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2007
    Hi guys

    Looks like MobileMe started to work for me, Push email is really cool (when it works)! Calendar still give me some errors, but I'd like to give it another chance...

    My questions is, is there anybody who managed to import their Gmail email using External Account settings?

    Description: Gmail
    Username: myuser
    Password: mypass
    Incoming Mail Server:

    And what I get is:

    The mail server for your external POP account cannot be reached. Make sure the incoming mail server is correct in the Other tab of Mail Preferences.

    Oh, btw, Pop is active in my Gmail account. :confused:
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    I just had both accounts set up in (gmail was set to IMAP) and I copied all my messages from each mailbox in Gmail to the corresponding mailbox in MobileMe. It took a little while (I had over 16,000 emails in Gmail) but it worked fine. I now have all my Gmail email imported into MobileMe.
  3. Dias thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2007
    Well, yeah, but this method ignores email attachments, right?
  4. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    Dias, nope, Gmail has never worked for me either. Been trying to make it work for the last 2 years. No success whatsoever.
  5. tallyho macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2004
    No-all attachments are also copied across if you do it in It does take a very long time though and given that the iPhone mail app has no search you may question what the point is. As it is I have >8000 emails going back to 2004 archived in and they take about 800MB so not really impacting on my 20GB. If you're still using POP for Gmail you can just drag the emails from your gmail inbox to your MobileMe inbox (do the same for the sent mailboxes). I would do a few at a time as trying to do thousands at once usually gets interrupted by a disconnection from the server).

    You could enable IMAP for Gmail, set up a new IMAP user account on and drag your old gmail emails to your IMAP inbox and sent mailboxes (don't delete your Pop account in until you've done this or your messages will all be deleted). End result is the same, just depends if you want to archive your emails on mobileme or gmail.
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Gmail uses a non-standard port for POP: 995 over SSL. Most POP servers are over port 110. MobileMe probably doesn't know to use 995, and maybe not even SSL. I don't know if there's anywhere you can set this.
  7. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    No it doesn't ignore email attachments -- why would it?
  8. TLewis macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2007
    left coast, US
    Bleh, why? :eek:

    MobileMe doesn't appear to have secure web access, and it doesn't have automatic mail filtering/sorting -- features that both gmail and yahoo mail have.

    Migrating my tagged gmail to MM would be excruciatingly painful, as I make extensive use of tagging.

    What I've done is set up a gmail filter to selectively autoforward messages to MM -- basically, urgent/important messages get sent, and the rest pile up for later perusal. When my iPhone beeps, I just use that an a signal, and read the mail via gmail (in the iPhone). I just ignore the MM account in the iPhone. After a while, I just delete all mail from MM.
  9. Shaan macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    I am resurrecting this thread because I need help with a similar issue.

    I just got MobileMe and I have figured out how to forward new emails (emails that I receive from now on) into MobileMe Mail. I can not figure out how to get all my old emails into MobileMe so that searching will be easy and so I can consolidate into one email address.

    If someone could help me out with this then that would be great, thanks!
  10. Shaan macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    I am having more problems with MobileMe:

    When I try to use Find my iPhone it just says "Trying to Locate" and eventually says "Location is not available."
    I have full 3G bars and full WiFi with Location Services on and the Find my iPhone feature on in the Settings.

    I tried to send a "test" message to my iPhone but I haven't received a confirmation email nor has the message arrived to the phone.

    Does it take a few hours for a good connection to be established between the Cloud and my iPhone or is something wrong?

    Thanks for any help.
  11. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    Like they said above, setup your mobile me account and your other accounts in Mail, and simply drag the messages from one account to the other. I've done this several times to migrate to different accounts; date/time stamps are retained and everything.
  12. phineas macrumors regular


    Nov 1, 2006
    South of the Border I-95
    Which application are you dragging in

    I'll use the bad word and ASSUME that you have setup your mobileme and gmail accts in the mail app (part of OSX) & your dragging from one to another?

  13. cbdoc macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Yes that's the procedure. I'll warn you that it does not work well for large mail boxes. I get tons of errors when I do this so eventually gave up (yes even after rebuilding and re-indexing my box).

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