Archives EXISTING on OSX already

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  1. donelson macrumors member

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    How do I get my existing (30+) OSX archived Apple Mailboxes to appear on my iPhone?

    I am happy to use any combination of iOS apps and OSX apps so that I can sort and archive incoming emails into already OSX existing folder (names), and access old emails (1,000s of them) that are only on my iMac now.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    If the mailboxes are archived on your computer, i.e., no longer on the server. Then you will not have access to them on your iOS devices. They're local to your computer only at this stage.
     
  3. donelson thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, of course, I know. My question is: How can I get them into iCloud or wherever (conversion may be needed), so that I then CAN access them from my iPhone and iPad?

    What applications and apps, what are my choices and what is the process?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Just copy the emails back to a folder that you set up on your iCloud email account.
     
  5. donelson thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I tried that. The OSX Mail archive folders include files and sub-folders (with more emails), and these are not uploaded correctly to iCloud, so I need another solution.
     
  6. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    If you use an IMAP account, you can upload the archived boxes to the server, thus you will be able to see them from any other device.
     
  7. donelson thread starter macrumors member

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    They are in Apple Mail format now, unless I export them one at a time to some other format before uploading. That would only take a few years. :)
     
  8. Bruno09, Nov 7, 2014
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    Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    I use "Documents" by Readdle to access any file on my Mac from my iPad (on my local network).

    Works great.

    Don't know if this allows to access remotely.
     
  9. donelson thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, nice app thanks.
     

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