Out of office all day- no Email

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  1. kaflyboy macrumors newbie

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    i have been out of my office all day and have not received an email on 3 different accounts that i use. all 3 are businesses that i own. each one uses a POP account. i am set up with Mobile Me. Calendar works great, contacts works great, email is terrible.
    i left my outlook 07 open when i left the office (9am this morning). returned at 1:45pm and had 50+ emails none of which came through on my iphone. is this a part of the "glitch" or should i cancel mobile me and just go back to syncing directly with my PC?

    -NOT A HAPPY MOBILE ME CUSTOMER!!!
     
  2. ACDeag macrumors regular

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    The only mail part of mobileme is the me.com email address. If you chose sync mail then all you were doing was syncing your mail settings. Your mail will only come through to your phone when your phone checks your mailbox (no push).

    If you left Outlook open it is possible (probable) that Outlook downloaded the email and deleted it from the server, so that there was nothing for the iPhone to read. Your are better off seeing if you can use IMAP rather than POP for your emails, your mail will permanently reside on the server and your iPhone and PC can look at the mail at the same time.
     
  3. kaflyboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess i should be a little more specific... I set up my email account through outlook 2007 at a imap account (the me.com account that is). the other 3 accounts are pop accounts.
    should i leave outlook closed when i leave the office so that the me.com account accesses the outlook email before it gets pulled down to the local machine? i am not sure how imap works (i will do some research after i post this).
     
  4. ACDeag macrumors regular

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    mobileme cannot check your Outlook. All mobileme can do is check a single external POP server. It will have nothing to do with Outlook. What Outlook will do though is download the email from the server and then delete it from the server so that it cannot be read elsewhere, so if it gets to your email before mobileme you will not see it on the iPhone.

    I would advise that you set your 3 accounts up using IMAP (if your provider offers it), then set these up on your iPhone (using the "other" option on the setup screen). You will then be able to see emails on both devices, if you file an email into a folder on the iPhone it will also show up in the same place on your PC.

    IMAP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imap
     
  5. dchao macrumors 6502a

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    Not all POP mails support IMAP interface. If that's the case, set up your POP accounts to forward all emails to your @me.com account. Then all emails will appear on your iPhone automatically.
     

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