Cannot sync To-Do items with MobileMe

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  1. Edward To macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    I have encountered a strange problem with MobileMe.

    In the Mail app on my Mac, I made several To-Do items expecting them to be synced to my Calendar on I made sure that the "Create notes and to dos in" option under 'Mail > Preferences > Composing' is set to "MobileMe" as opposed to "On My Mac".

    However, when I log on to and check my calendar, the to-do items I created from Mail do not appear there (yes, I have already enabled the "Show To Dos" panel preference).

    But for some reason, if I create a new to-do item from my calendar at and later check my Mail and iCal app on my Mac, the item I created from DOES appear.

    It seems that my to-do items are able to be synced FROM to my local Mac apps, but not from my Mac TO the cloud.

    Furthermore, what's strange is that when my Mail app downloads the to-do items I create on, it sorts it under the "On My Mac" To-Do folder as opposed to "MobileMe". The to-do items I create from my Mail and iCal are filed under "MobileMe" as they are supposed to be; but ironically, they are the ones who cannot sync to MobileMe.

    Does anyone else have this problem? Any idea how can it can be fixed?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Edward To thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Sorry for the bump. Am I the only one experiencing this issue? The "To-Do" syncing function of MobileMe is basically non-functional for me at the moment.
  3. Edward To thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
  4. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    Apple's implementation of todo's is very weak...

    The two - todo's you are talking about are not the same todo's believe it or not... which IS the problem... anyway,

    Todo's in your iCal and the one in mail app are not the same todo's and have nothing to do with each other (unless something has changed in the new iCal beta)... very strange...

    The toso's in your mac mail app syncs with your notes app on your iPhone and other devices (mac's and ipads) mail todo's. Thats it...

    Why the iCal todo's don't sync is beyond me. It seems they could merge the two or just come up with a unified todo app...

    I'm just sayin... cmon :apple:
  5. Edward To thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Thank you for your response.

    I am certain that the Mail app's To Dos are the same as iCal's To Dos. When I create a To Do item under Mail, they automatically appear under iCal under a MobileMe header, with a pink calendar called "Mail To Do". The only problem is that it then does not sync with

    What's strange is that when I create a new To Do in iCal under the pink MobileMe calendar, it does not sync to However, if I use the default Home or Work calendars, it does sync.

    Furthermore, under my Mail app, if I click the triangle next to my To Do folder to expand it, the items I create from iCal under Home and Work are filed under the "On My Mac" folder. However, it DOES sync to whereas the folder titled "MobileMe" does NOT.

    I would appreciate any help...
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Edward>> What you are seeing is the way Apple designed this to work. I agree it is lame.

    You have two choices.

    1. Set Mail to put new Todo in Mail in On My Mac. These will sync using MM and appear in web client.

    2. Set Mail to put new Todo in MobileMe. These will appear in a Todo IMAP folder in the web client.
  7. Edward To thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Thanks for the response.

    I have ruled out your Option #1, since that would mean I would have to create Notes locally on my Mac as well because both Notes and Todos share the same option setting. If I set them to On My Mac, that would mean that notes would not be able to be synced over the air to my iPod Touch. This does not matter for Todo's since they do not appear to be able to be shown on the iPod Touch or iPhone anyway, correct?

    Option #2--that is the way I have currently set it. However, I cannot seem to find a Todo IMAP folder in the web client. Where is that? Why don't they just sync to the MobileMe Calendar like I expect them to?
  8. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    Edward, please forgive me. You are correct, todo's ARE in mail app AND iCal and sync. I just didn't have any todo's because it doesn't work for me...

    Still a very poorly implemented app.
  9. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    I stopped using to-do's a long time ago because they simply don't work. I just use calendar entries with notifications now.

    What do Sheridan and Hakan think?
  10. jason4427 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Same problem

    Just noting that I have the same problem. I just started using mobileme and have had the same amount of success. I think apple needs a ToDo app just like a notes app that syncs properly with the web calendar and ical.

  11. gferreroferri macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2008
    For some interesting reason, Apple does not like ToDos. There is not Apple iPhone app to handle ToDos, there is not good support with CalDav servers (it does not sync alarms), etc.
    What's wrong with ToDos for Apple to ignore them completly?
  12. chrisandersen macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2008
    I have the ical beta and they work fine. From your mac, you need to put the todos in the folder.

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