Syncing Mail.app w/.Mac -- possible to sync cox.net emails?

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  1. natallica macrumors 6502

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    Hello everyone -

    Can't find the answer anywhere I've searched...

    I have been using Mail on my Macbook to grab my cox.net e-mail. I'm wondering if I can get .Mac and use it to get the cox.net e-mail on both my Macbook and Mini or does it only sync messages from @mac.com addresses?

    Thanks!

    -- N
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Mail works with any generic POP3 or IMAP account. If your Cox emails are IMAP then it's easy to set them up to be synced across multiple machines, either PCs or Macs. However, if you're talking about .Mac's syncing features as displayed in System preferences, then they apply only to .Mac email. What sort of an email account are you getting from Cox? :)
     
  3. natallica thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cox.net is the unfortunate name of my ISP! ;-) It's also a good description of the people in their customer support department...

    The accounts I have with them are POP3 and right now I tell my Macbook's Mail app to download the messages from the server -- that's where I'm wondering how they can then be synced with my Mac Mini as well?!? Does .Mac copy the messages in the inbox from my Macbook and then let me see them on the Mini too???

    Thanks!

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nup. Your best bet might be to get Mail to keep a copy of the emails on the server and to not delete them for a week/month or whatever. Then you simply have to run Mail on both machines at least once a week/month and it'll download all the new messages. It's not a brilliant solution 'cause it won't sync sent messages or any changes you make in your folders. Plus it'll download all emails as new so you'll effectively be shown everything twice... :(
     
  5. natallica thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fantastic. That's what I was worried about. :-(

    Thanks for your help though...

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  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Of course, you may be able to get your Cox emails forwarded to your .Mac account which will then keep everything in sync nicely. :)
     
  7. natallica thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True and I mainly use those accounts to receive mail from a bunch of Linux audio mailing lists that I could re-subscribe to with a .mac address...

    -- N
     

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