Syncing mail between iPhone and Mac

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  1. jdaniel macrumors 65816

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    Now I have my hotmail/outlook accounts on my iPhone. I have the irritating thing, where I have the inboxes on the top and the 'accounts' at the bottom, why can't it be just one thing.

    Now on to the main problem, at least on the iPhone I can go to the bottom section under accounts and look up sent mail etc. But I cant see that on my mac mail, what i sent on my iphone not on my mac (sent mail). Which is a bit of a problem. Of coz I know why, it just shows what you sent FROM the mac and not from the account.

    I need them to be exactly the same, so how do I fix it? are all mail programs the same? what if I use outlook mail program for office for mac, would that work more like the iphone then? where it is connected to the actual sent mail folder of the account?

    or what other options are there?

    THANKS!!!
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    In what manner are your email accounts set up on your iPhone and computer (POP, Exchange, Hotmail, etc)?

    Also, take a good look at Settings on the iPhone for Mail. You can see there what the possibilities are for mail syncing.
     
  3. jdaniel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hotmail and its not the iPhone that is the problem, more so I can't see the items sent from iPhone from my mac
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Hotmail and outlook.com accounts can only be set up at POP in Mail on a Mac so you won't be able to achieve true "syncing". Basically, all that happens on the Mac is you're pulling a copy of incoming mail down from the server. The various mailboxes don't sync.

    On your Mac, the only way to match what you see on the iPhone is to use the outlook.com email web interface.
     
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  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Hotmail or outlook.com would have to be set up at POP in Outlook 2011 for Mac. No difference.
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    The mail clients aren't the issue. It's the mail server, as indicated above.

    Switch to accounts that do sync mail. IMAP, Exchange, etc.
     
  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I think you could run Outlook 2013 or Windows Live Mail in a Windows partition or virtual machine and sync that account properly. But that's about it other than what's been discussed.
     
  9. jdaniel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Icic, what is so special about outlook2013 for windows? Does it sync properly like imap/exchange?

    I currently use outlook.com because it allows me to use my own domain name email for free. Gmail charges for that and I ain't paying for email.

    Thank you all for the replies, kinda sucks that they can have a fetch email program for iPhone but cannot do the same for mac.

    I know I can use the web page but I just don't like the layout so much easier to have a program
     
  10. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I hear ya. But sadly you get what you pay for. I'll probably upgrade my remaining Google Apps domain to the paid version eventually. I already moved one to Office 365 ($4/mo per user) because one of us hooked on Outlook for Windows. I'd move it back if that changes.
     
  11. jdaniel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No idea what you are trying saying

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    Sigh yes I guess have to live with it
     

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