Email on iPhone (actual email not the thing apple sent!)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Slayerboym88, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Slayerboym88 macrumors regular

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    I have a question for all of y'all:
    I want to keep all of my email on my laptop, yet I still want to receive it (from my ISP Verizon) on the iPhone. Will I be able to receive (do you expect) via iPhone then when i connect, transfer those received emails to my laptop, or should I grab one of the Yahoo/Gmail/AOL accounts to receive new emails and then use my old email as a dumping site for important ones?

    Thoughts, questions? Thanks! Can't wait for the 29th.

    EDIT: Sorry, dumb me! I mean that I have my verizon email linked with OUTLOOK which obviously retrieves the email and then removes it from the verizon server.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Does your current email support IMAP? ...If so, then all of your emails will appear on both devices (assuming you don't delete it first).
     
  3. monke macrumors 65816

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    Your e-mail will arrive on your iPhone, and will either stay on the server until you log in later, or it will sync when you plug your phone in. :)
     
  4. applehero macrumors 6502

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    Any IMAP or POP email is supported. You should be fine. Verizon is just like any other broadband provider, either IMAP or POP.
     
  5. Slayerboym88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, dumb me! I mean that I have my verizon email linked with OUTLOOK which obviously retrieves the email and then removes it from the verizon server.
     
  6. SRSound macrumors 6502

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    will this work with gmail? Can i have OS X's mail app set up to receive gmail ALONG with my iPhone and keep them synced all the time?
     
  7. applehero macrumors 6502

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    You should be able to set up iPhone to retrieve email from Verizon server and still get it in your Outlook. iPhone will not remove messages from the Verizon server like outlook will. iPhone will also sync with Outlook via iTunes on a PC.
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That means you are currently using POP. In other words, Outlook downloads and then erases the email from the server.

    IMAP works differently. All of your email remains on the server, and the mail app (such as Outlook) simply reads it. If you have more than one device (e.g. a computer and an iPhone), it doesn't matter, because the email is stored on the server. So assuming you don't delete it, the message is available from any device.
     
  9. applehero macrumors 6502

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    You should, iPhone should not remove messages from the gmail server. If it is an option to remove messages after download, then it should be optional.
     
  10. Slayerboym88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks all for your feedback. I was frettin over having to go through the hassle of setting up yet another email! I can't stand clutter and the thought of having yet another email was irritating me!
     
  11. MacbookSwitcher macrumors 6502

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    You need to be using IMAP and not POP, if you want to use email on multiple computers. IMAP understands folders and every client maintains proper state with the server, so you don't lose messages on your server once you download.

    POP is 1970's technology. I wish it would go away.:)
     
  12. randrus macrumors newbie

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    Verizon authentication

    My wife cannot access her outlook express/verizon e-mail after syncing her iphone. She gets a message that authentication has failed. Hours on the phone with Apple and Verizon (which could care less) have not solved. Any suggestons?
     
  13. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C28 Safari/419.3)

    I'd be careful. I cannot get my Verizon email anywhere except from home. I am not sure Verizon allows you to connect to their incoming pop server from outside their ISP (ie when you are wifi from a nonverizon account)
     

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