Is it possible to get email forwarded to my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ceruleanventure, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. ceruleanventure macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2006
    When I try to use Mail on my iPhone (or iMac for that matter) I get confused on how to set it up. I use my college email address as my primary email account. I don't know what IMAP or POP or Exchange is. Is there anyway to set up Mail to pick up emails sent to my college email address? Thanks in advance, I'm just a simple one email account kinda guy :eek:
  2. Macgic macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2007
    I do the same thing except my school email tells me all the info. try asking one of the people who work at the school.
  3. zed2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2004
    Well you need to look at your desktop mail settings... they will tell you the host you need to connect to, and your username.. you know the password right!! :p

    In those settings it will also say the type of mail service it is.. At the very least it will be POP, but in these days it's likely to be IMAP too.. I would suggest that you try selecting IMAP as the account type filling in the information and see if you get any mail. If not try POP.

    Note: For POP you probably want to select "leave on server" overwise the iphone will download the mail, and once downloaded will delete it from the server so you'll not be able to pick it up from your desktop.

    IMAP is the best as all you mail and folders reside on the server so it no longer matters where you read or send mail. You see the same info everywhere.

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