Mail -> Multiple Accounts Supported!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by loudog40, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. loudog40 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    I've seen this question several places and I believe multiple email accounts will be supported. See the 20m guided tour for evidence:
    (1) At about 13m 45s into the video, notice the button in the upper left hand corner labeled 'mailboxes'. This presumably lets you navigate up a level to see the list of mailboxes you have configured. The question is, does the default mail view show all of your mail, or just that from a default mailbox.
    (2) At 23m 45s when the settings menu is being demonstrated. Notice the 'Add Accounts' option in the mail settings menu.​

    It's interesting that Apple would choose to show us trivial sections such as the ringtones and wallpaper menus, but not something as critical as the 'Settings -> Mail -> Accounts' section. Perhaps this would reveal one of the rumored "secret features"... push Exchange support anyone?

  2. applehero macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007
    29º 25' 26"N, 95º 29' 36"W
  3. Shamingo1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    I believe that it does support multiple mailboxes.
  4. amjustice macrumors 6502


    Jun 25, 2007
    Naperville, IL
  5. loudog40 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Yea, I'll be surprised if there actually are any 'surprise features'.

    Personally, I'm torn by the lack of Exchange support. On one hand I can't stand being dependent on proprietary protocols like Exchange when open standards such as IMAP and POP exist. On the other hand, the company I work for is heavily Exchange dependent, and if I'm able to get work email on my phone I can expense the data plan which would be great.

    Does anyone know if there is an IMAP IDLE enabled implementation for Exchange server? If so I might start bugging IT. :D
  6. indig0blue macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    There is. I have already put in a Help Desk Ticket for this with my IT department. :)
  7. iprincess macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    i really can't imagine multiple accounts would NOT be supported.
  8. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Since it syncs with, I'd imagine that anything configured there will also be on the iPhone, including Exchange accounts via OWA (though I've yet to get mine functional in Mail!)
  9. ps49556n macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2007
    I agree....this is a standard feature on almost all PDA/smartphones available...
  10. Project macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2005

  11. loudog40 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Great! Now is anybody familiar with IMAP and security? I have a feeling that if the Exchange IMAP implementation doesn't support any security extensions that I won't have much luck persuading IT. :(
  12. Salty Pirate macrumors 6502

    Salty Pirate

    Oct 5, 2005
    kansas city
    we run IMAP and it is just as/no more secure than exchange. It supports SSL and you must enter a name/password. How is exchange so secure beyond that?

    I am so glad that the iphone is shining the light of day on how bad exchange/microsoft really is.
  13. travishill macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    Yes, you can definitely wrap IMAP in SSL on Exchange. It is quite secure.
  14. loudog40 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Excellent. Now only if the iPhone supports SSL wrapped IMAP... *crosses fingers* Is this a typical feature for IMAP clients?

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