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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 25, 2013
Hi Friends,

I'm running into a little problem. I have set up a personal domain and linked with (Despite my misgivings about Micro$oft, they seem to handle this the best - and at no charge.)

My goal is:
1) Send and receive mail as '' (actual address obfuscated)
2) Sync mail between Macbook, iPhone, and online site at works beautifully when setup with my iDevice as a mail exchange server. Push e-mails, instant delete/read/mark unread/flag syncs between online and iDevice without any trouble - only required the name of my server, a username, and password.

Here's the predicament. On my Macbook, the Apple does not support the EAS protocol for No one seems to know why. I currently have the account setup as an IMAP account. I can currently send/receive messages as my specified -- however, when I delete a message from, it doesn't delete the message(s) from the server. When I read a message on my Mac, the message shows 'as read' on the web client at - so no problems there. Deleting seems to be the only concern. We get this fixed and I'm in business.

Another troublesome aspect of using, one gets articles on how to fix and remedy problems using the client Microsoft Outlook versus the mail service I've been a little frustrated, so I'm reaching out here!

(If I could easily set up iCloud for my domain, I would. But that doesn't seem to be an easy task either, and I'm looking to replace a longtime google account. Without, I can import all of my gmail.)

Are there workarounds or are my settings screwy? Has anyone else run into these issues?
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Staff member
May 3, 2009
Did you look into other mail apps such as postbox or even MS' outlook for the mac?

If you're moving off of google, and using it would seem a natural fit for the outlook app.


macrumors 604
Feb 13, 2011
Baltimore, Maryland
I think you're experiencing what others have seen with Mail and many email providers: Mail is sometimes slow to update the server and get updates from the server.

I've seen the behavior with that you're having and in my experience the update happens eventually.

Also, using the $2 app "Airmail" seems to update the server immediately. I'm not a big fan of the look of Airmail, though.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 25, 2013
Maybe I'm being too picky, but I'd really like to use the I just wish everything worked the way it was supposed to... but that's my fantasy world. I've been forced to use Gmail's app for iPhone because of my domain, and it just isn't the same and it doesn't send my as my domain half the time anyway. I'm a little tired of having to make all these concessions just so I can have an e-mail account that works!
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