New To Mac Rumours.......need some help

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by HydroTurboMac, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. HydroTurboMac macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2011
    Hi everyone.......I am new to Mac Rumors but not to Mac.

    I have had a Macbook for 1.5 years now but since getting an Iphone I have REALLY started to like Mac products and wish to get an Ipad.

    At the moment I have started up a real estate business and wish to become VERY organized using my Apple products. Also I want to us my iphone, ipad and Macbook to better organize my personal life.

    I love the ease of use with Apple products but have come acrossed a few problems that are driving me nuts.....I was wondering if a could talk to someone on here who is a Apple expert and get some help with becoming siper organized with Mac products

  2. igucl macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2003
    I'm sure a lot of people here would be willing to help and give you tips.

    First, though, they would want to know your specific areas of concern. What problems are you having?
  3. HydroTurboMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2011
    with the iphone 4 i have two problems with the email section of them.

    ill explain........

    1. when I delete an email on my iphone it will not delete on my hotmail account.......this s annoying as I do not usually go on my otmail account now since i have an iphone BUT when i do it is flooded with email that I thought I got rid of.........

    2. I organized all my emails into different folders BUT now since i did that on hotmail I do not get all of my emails sent to my iphone........or I just dont know how to view the different folders using the iphone email app.

    what I would like to do is have all my emails organized on hotmail into different ccounts BUT have them all come together on my iphone 4 like they were before.........and when i delete them on my iphone I want them gone from my hotmail at the same time
  4. igucl macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2003
    You need an email provider with IMAP capability. Maybe Hotmail has this option; I'm not sure.

    When you use an IMAP email account, your inbox and other folders will always be in sync. When you delete a message on your iPhone, it will also be deleted when you access the account from your computer or any other device. That is the magic of IMAP. It's all synchronized.
  5. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Yup, you want to use IMAP. It was made for what you are trying to accomplish, making email more universal across several devices where actions taken on one device carries to all the others.

    Unless I am wrong, hotmail does not have the IMAP. You could use a free email service like gmail or iCloud instead. Both will work great. I use them both daily. They integrate into Apple's applications very well too!

    iCloud is easy to setup, just got to iCloud in System Preferences.

    For Gmail and iOS devices setup check out

    You setup a microsoft exchange account on the iOS device to utilize IMAP.

    Feel free to ask about anything else, I am sure someone can help. :D
  6. dickdaney macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2009
    I suggest you use yahoo or iCloud as your email instead of gmail. Gmail has some compromises you have to accept.

    1. If you use other google services (YouTube, google+, google voice), then those services integrate easily
    2. It's free

    1. You have to set gmail up as exchange when you want push email on the iPhone. If you do that, when you delete and email on you phone, gmail archives it instead of really deleting it.
    2. If you don't setup gmail as exchange and you use imap, your email will not be pushed to your phone.

    1. It's free
    2. Push email works correctly without any exchange work arounds

    1. No free email forwarding. You have to pay for the premium account in order automatically forward emails to another email account.

    1. It's free, assuming you iPhone backup and email data don't combine to exceed 5GB of storage.
    2. You can use it as your apple I'd to buy apps, music, etc.

    1. If your iCloud backups and email account go over the 5GB, you have to pay for more storage.

    These are just my top pros/cons from being a gmail/yahoo/hotmail/iCloud user. I dropped hotmail long ago when I realized that it didn't support imap.
  7. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
  8. HydroTurboMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2011
  9. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    I originally had Gmail fetch my Verizon emails and send them all to my email on the iPhone4. It worked well for a while, but then Verizon changed their settings. When I went to fix that, things went crazy and I got a deluge of old Vz emails dumped into my mailbox. It got to 90 emails in the time it took me to disable the forwarding in Gmail.

    Ultimately, I've switched to iCloud email, contacts and calendar. MUCH simpler and works perfectly. No complaints.

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