How does exactly mail syncing on iCloud work?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by comatory, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. comatory macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2012
    I still haven't figured out how to properly sync mail. My primary email, calendar and contact service is Google, then I use another 3 IMAP accounts. It works really good via Exchange but I'd like iCloud to sync all these accounts for me without me configuring manually everything on every device.

    From what I gather, you must use account but does that mean it syncs only mail on that account? Or does it push other mail accounts as well? (I don't want to forward my accounts to adress).

    Please, can someone enlighten me?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Your email account will only sync iCloud emails. If you want to use iCloud to sync all your mail you will need to forward all those email accounts to your address.
  3. djshack macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Somerville, MA
    Your iCloud email account IS simply an IMAP account. It does not sync accounts from other services. Rather, what Apple markets is that any device connected to iCloud will sync your iCloud email, as in, email sent to your address.

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