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ICloud Mail and other Email Accounts

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iso9000 Calculating status...
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Dec 14, 2011 5:27 AM

I searched the discussion and I couldn't find a solution to my problem so I am hoping that someone on here has found a way to fix this iCloud issue.


On my MobileMe account that I had before iCloud I had the mail set up to access all of my other Email accounts (6) in total. worked great never had a problem and I had one source for all of my Emails. I understand this is not the way iCloud works but here is my problem.


I migrated my MobileMe account to ICloud and for some reason it still kept accessing all of my other Email accounts and consolidating them in my ICloud mail. (no I do not have the other accounts set to forward to iCloud, iCloud was accessing them and downloading the messages.) Now about a week ago that all stopped. When I checked on the discussions here I realized that iCloud was not suppose to work with the other Email accounts but for some strange reason it did for a while. That is fine, I then setup all of my Email accounts on my iPhone, iPad and Mac as IMAP accounts and everything was working fine again.


Today for some unknown reason iCloud is accessing my accounts again and I just received hundreds of unread Emails (the last few days worth) from my other Email accounts. I understand there is no way to access your Email settings on iCloud but has anyone had a simialar problem, and if so how the heck do you get that link to the other Email accounts out of iCloud mail. I am considering just cancelling or deleting my iCloud account and setting up a new one if I can't find a way to fix this, it maybe my only option.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Dec 14, 2011 8:28 AM (in response to iso9000)

    I'm not really sure I fully understand everything you are saying but have you checked your rules are not moving mail within Mail, I wouldn't have thought that your iCloud mail address could receive mail that is intended for other accounts.

  • alisafrommurfreesboro Calculating status...
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    Dec 18, 2011 6:55 AM (in response to iso9000)

    I'm having similar issues. I can't figure it out either. It has been so weird I can't even explain what it is doing.  It was working, now it isn't. And I keep getting unread e-mails by the hundreds. I deleted my Comcast e-mails I had accessed via the mail app on my Mac and recreated--but all that did was make me lose all my old e-mails since they were already deleted on the Comcast server. I think I'm going to delete everything and just set up all from scratch. I don't know what else to do.

  • Gabe Isbell Calculating status...
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    Dec 20, 2011 10:23 AM (in response to iso9000)

    One of the pastors I support at our church is having this problem as well. It appears his iCloud account (previously kept the pop settings for another email domain. We don't want it to pop the emails anymore but we cannot find a way to make it stop. Needless to say, I am very interested in a solution if you find one.

  • cause i bot stock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 20, 2011 10:30 AM (in response to iso9000)

    Very interesting stuff. I have not converted from mobileme yet because I imagined things like these happening. I don't want to upgrade my Mac to Lion for monetary reasons, and having only mobileme email, I wouldn't be able to access mail on my Mac. .... From the looks of it, I should convert to gmail or something similar.


    I will follow this thread closely to see what some answers will be.

  • Iron Buckeye Calculating status...
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    Dec 20, 2011 5:09 PM (in response to iso9000)

    I'm having the same issue and it's driving me nuts.


    For those who don't understand the question, here's the deal.  Prior to the unveiling of iCloud, MobileMe users had a feature available of pulling email from other, non-MobileMe pop accounts into their MobileMe inbox.  There was a setup screen under preferences within MobileMe that allowed you to specify the server, username, password, etc for non-MobileMe accounts.  Once set up, the incoming email from those account(s) would be delivered into your MobileMe inbox.  Forwarding did NOT need to be set up in the other accounts (in fact, if it was, you'd get everything twice).  Once set up, you could even color code incoming messages based on which account they were delivered from. 


    I personally set up three other email accounts this way as it was convienet to check all my email in one in box.  Nice.


    So.... here's the issue.  When MobileMe migrated to iCloud, the FUNCTION described above migrated over too and REMAINED IN EFFECT, but the ability to MANAGE THE FUNCTION and modify the other accounts went away.  So, anyone who had other email accounts set up (like I have) is still receiving email from those accounts into our iCloud inboxes, but we have no ability to manage those other accounts.  If you want to stop the delivery of email from one or more of the other accounts, you can't.  If you want to adjust the settings of any of the other accounts, you can't.  If the username or password for one of the other accounts changes, then the delivery breaks and you can't fix it.  You can't influnce how this feature behaves at all because the settings interface has been taken away.


    It's extrememly frustrating to have a "feature" active that you can't manage or turn off.


    Hey Apple... HELP!

  • MMImedia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 9:40 AM (in response to Iron Buckeye)

    Does anyone from Apple ever read these posts and respond? we'd really appreciate some solutions.


    Suddenly, a separate, personal IMAP's e-mail is appearing in my account. Maybe it's iCloud as I, too, migrated from MobileMe to iCloud, and foolishly "upgraded" to Lion in the process. (If you haven't, don't!)


    I just checked my iCloud mail and there's nothing pointing to any connection between my account and the IMAP account.


    Any clues as to why this is happening?


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