iPhone Mail sync question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by g-boac, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. g-boac macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007
    Is it possible to receive e-mail on the iPhone, sync the iPhone with your MacBook, and have the messages received on the iPhone appear in your Mail inbox on the MacBook? Vice-versa, is it possible to compose and send a message in Mail on your MacBook, sync with the iPhone, and then have the iPhone transmit the messages?

    I'm asking because I am having trouble syncing mail between my phone and MacBook. I am traveling, so my MacBook is not connected to the internet; obviously, my iPhone is. While traveling, I received a new e-mail message on iPhone -- but following sync with MacBook, new message does not show up in Mail on MacBook.

    I also typed three messages on my MacBook; one I saved in the Drafts folder, the other two I hit <send> on, and since the MacBook is not connected to the internet, the Sent messages are temporarily stored in the Outbox.

    Is there a reason that I can't get my e-mail account to sync up between devices? I have the Sync Mail Accounts checkbox checked in iTunes. Configuration: I'm running Leopard 10.5.1, iTunes 7.6, iPhone 1.1.3. Using .Mac mail account.

  2. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    As pathetic as it may sound, itunes job is merely to sync the mail account settings not folders and message. However its possibleto sync as u are using mac mail which is IMAP, this means it will automatically do a thorough identical sync when the client logs on. If this doesn't answer please pm me I would be more than willing to provide help as I used to have
    mail sync problems.
  3. jake258 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    reverse sync

    is it possible to sync from the iPhone to the mac for the mail, since I upgraded to Lion I can't seem to add my email account to the macs mail
  4. canuckcutie macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Would you mind explaining how you do this? I'm on the verge of buying the iphone and if I can't sync mail on my mac and mail on the iphone I might end up changing my mind.

    So as the other person mentioned. Is it possible lets say to delete an email on the iphone mail and then it is automatically deleted on the mac mail? (This is my lame example lol)


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