Syncing Macbook and iMac with .Mac. Please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lisamel, May 16, 2008.

  1. lisamel macrumors regular


    Mar 1, 2008
    Oslo, Norway
    I've just bought a one year subscription to .Mac after trying it out for a while. So far i really like it. Except for syncing Mail.
    Ive set the settings in both the macbook and imac to sync mail accounts, settings etc.. But some messages doesnt show up on both macs. I use the imac most and receive most of my emails on this one. But when I take the macbook to uni or on holiday, i would like it to get all the new mails which have arrived since last time it synced with .mac. Is that possible? If not Im hoping it will at least be able to sync all the new messages received on the macbook, when i go back to the imac. Anyone know if this should/will work? :)

    Also, if anyone else knows anything I should know about .mac, please let me know ;)

    Thanks so much :D
  2. NAG macrumors 68030


    Aug 6, 2003
    The dotmac mail syncing is for things like rules and account preferences, not actual mail in the accounts.

    To have your mail synced between various computers you should use IMAP (rather than POP3) and store your mail on the server. Any mail that is not on the server will not be accessible from any other machine.

    Go here for some more info about IMAP

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