Why do I need a me.com email account if I'm already using gmail?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rfe777, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. rfe777 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2010
    I'm using iCloud to backup all the contents on my iPhone, and I saw that in order to backup emails I need to create an account on me.com. I'm already using gmail, and don't need another email service.

    Why do I need this just so I can backup my emails? or I didn't get it right...

  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
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    Your emails are already backed up/saved on the GMail servers, iCloud doesn't touch or have anything to do with them.

    iCloud backup doesn't back up your emails, it just offers you a free @me.com email. Emails stored on this account take up space on your iCloud storage.

    If I were you, I'd create the @me.com email. I used to use GMail as my main mailbox, but the @me.com service is better because it pushes emails to your device rather than using fetch.
  3. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    Gmail has push too if you use it with Exchange.
  4. rfe777 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2010
    Like here?

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