iPhone 6(S)(+) iPhone Mail Backup, And Folders Backup ?

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  1. Robert4 macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    Not too sharp with this "stuff," so please bear with
    me a bit.
    Have a iPhone 6S, about 3 years old i think.

    I would like to back up to my regular pc, or a USB Stick, all my
    Mails received, and the sub-mailboxes I created for different topics.

    I guess i can use the apple Cloud, but is there a
    more "direct" and easier way to do it ?

    To a USB memory Stick would be great, e.g.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

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    Is the email account only on your iPhone? Who is the provider...or more specifically how is the account set up (Exchange, IMAP or POP3)?
     
  3. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Thanks for help with this.
    Sr. Citizen now, and not too sharp with this, so please put up with some dumb questions.

    I have Comcast.
    eMails that come in appear on iPhone and simultaneously, more or less, on my iMac.

    No idea if POP3, or...? Where would I look for info. ?

    Would like to do a simple backup to e.g., a USB Stick of all the mail subfolders I created (only) on
    the iPjone.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

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    Go to Settings>Passwords & Accounts and under ACCOUNTS select your Comcast account. Do you see anything there indicating POP or POP3?
     
  5. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Thanks for taking time to help me out with this:

    Under incoming Mail Server I have:
    imaps.comcast.net

    Outgoing: SMTP

    To bad Sandisk doesnt have an iXPand stick like they have to backup
    iPhone photos. Sure does make it easy.

    Regards,
    Bob
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

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    Your account is set up as IMAP which is the preferred and recommended way.

    IMAP folders are supposed to show on all email client software connected via IMAP. If your Mac Mail has the Comcast account configured as IMAP you should see the folders and email there also. Check the incoming server in your Mac Mail's preferences for the Comcast account.

    Log into your email account at Comcast.net and verify whether or not the folders are showing inside the folder named "My folders".

    Bottom line here is that you shouldn't have folders in that account that are only on your iPhone.
     
  7. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Email nowadays is stored on the email provider's server, not just on your phone.
    If you sign out of your email account on your phone, all your emails won't show on your phone anymore, but it's still sitting on their server - until you delete it. (But they never really delete any emails permanently. If the FBI is after you they can get copies of email you've already deleted.)

    But that's not what you asked-
    You asked how to back up email?

    You can't really.
    The only way to keep ""hard copies" of specific emails is to open them one by one and covert to pdf. Nobody does that.

    There's no need to backup email. The email provider does that with their servers on a regular basis. They'll never disappear.
     
  8. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    All set now.

    Learned a lot from all of your replies that I never knew before.

    Thanks so much for all the help,
    Bob
     

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