iPhone and large Mail inbox?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thumb, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. thumb macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    Hi All,

    I am considering the new iPhone, and I had a question regarding message "organization".

    My current system is to keep all my messages in my inbox (currently over 20,000 - I mean, hey, you never know when you might want to search for something). Server storage is no concern for me.

    How will this work with the iPhone and useability? On my computer, I store copies of all messges locally as well, but this would be too big for the iphone. But would having such a large inbox stored on the server be a problem for the iphone?

    Is there a way to simply have the last 100 messages or so stored on the iphone and then replace as they go (but still stored at home on computer and on server)?

    Cheers and thanks,
  2. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    As it's IMAP the phone can list any number of message titles and download the parts of the message you need as you want it. It'll presumably work like it does now, which works fairly well - it doesn't appear to cache anything but the current message.

    Storing messages on the phone wouldn't make a lot of sense.. it's not a backup device.
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    The messages are stored on the server, not the iPhone. Your organizing messages in files will certainly help, since the iPhone will display only a certain number of messages at any given time, then you will be prompted to load another (25) messages. You may want to establish a MobileMe account. I've got about 700+ emails stored in my Gmail account (IMAP enabled) and I haven't had a problem finding the one I need...:cool:

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