frequent transfer of email data from air to mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by agapemom, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. agapemom macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011

    I have a new MacBook Air for work when I travel and an iMac at home.

    All of my important data is in email folders and I've tried every way under the sun to make it so that what I do on my Mac is copied to my Air and visa versa - all to no avail. (tried using Mobile Me, but sometimes sent emails slipped through the cracks - tried running gmail through my mac mail, but the same thing happened - I MUST have a PERFECT mirror image of all of my email files and activity on both computers.

    I do not want to run my business from gmail (that would be a simple solution but I like the iMail user interface).

    So, if there was an easy way that I could transfer data after working on one computer to another I'm all over it.

    I've considered: 1) Migration Assistant, and 2) using an external USB to transfer the data. I'm not very computer literate but once I learn how to do something I could repeat it. Which way would be the easiest to learn (or is there an easier way)

    I only need my email files and folders to transfer. If I could figure this out I could use my Mac at home, transfer everything to the Air when I'm heading out for a show (I'm on the road one week a month), then transfer everything back over to the Mac when I got home again.

    Thanks in advance for your advice/input...

    Lea Ann Savage
  2. agapemom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011
    Need Help...

    I would be so very grateful for a reply. I am really needing to figure out how to do this because I have another show coming up soon (my first with the new MBA). Thanks so much in advance if anyone can help me...

  3. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008
    Try DropBox. It can automatically sync everything between the two machines.
  4. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    This should be easy to do with the mail account. In the case of MobileMe, it's an imap account. Create the folders in the MobileMe account rather than your local Mac. Go to the account settings and under mailbox behaviors make sure each area is set to be on the server. Then whichever machine you use will show everything under the account.

    No need to copy anything or synchronize anything.

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