Have You Used iCloud Mail recently? Is it Reliable and Does it Scan for malware?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Traverse, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Traverse macrumors 603

    Traverse

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    Hi,
    I've asked this question before, but I wanted to ask again to get some current info. I love Apple, but Google is the leader with Cloud computing.

    I have used my Gmail account for a while now and have had very little problems thus far except for some minor syncing issues with labels from time to time, but I have always been tempted to iCloud Mail for no apparent reason. Gmail hasn't been bad, I just want iCloud, but I know it's had is share of problems and I'm reluctant to trust Apple with my email as they can be important and I don't want to loose (or never receive) my mail.

    So, have you used iCloud mail lately? Any issues? Is it good?

    Also, do they scan attachments for malware like Google?

    Thanks for you feedback, it's much appreciated.

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    Oh! I forgot to mention...

    One of the minor annoyances with Google is that if I send myself something (Which I do all the time) delete the sent message from the "Sent" label it is also taken out of my inbox.

    I like to delete emails I send to myself from "Sent" (to keep it uncluttered), but retain the message/content in my inbox or other label. Today gmail wouldn't let me do that......
     
  2. Rigby macrumors 601

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    I have been using iCloud as my main mail account for about half a year now and have not had any problems with it, so I'd say it is reliable enough. But you should keep in mind that Gmail has more features. E.g., iCloud does not support "labels" (doesn't bother me personally since I have no use for them). Deleting a mail to self from "sent" does not delete it in the inbox though (I do this quite often too).

    Another thing to consider is that Gmail is dropping support for Exchange Activeysync access for new devices. This means that push email will not be possible on new iOS devices anymore using the native mail client (you'll have to use the Gmail app for that).
     
  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

    Traverse

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    Thanks!

    I don't use the labels like they are meant to be used, I treat them like regular folders, which can cause some issues....:rolleyes:
     

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