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

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    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...

    TIA
     
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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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

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

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    Like here?
     

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