11 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2013 7:44 PM by Tillichfan
KingPaul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What are "Mail Accounts"?


Imac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
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    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    They are banking services for men.

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    pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,685 points)

    Have you tried Googling the expression?

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    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    I tried googling for "services for men" and got some funny results

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    pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,685 points)

    Winston, have you been dipping into the joy juice again?

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    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,495 points)

    KingPaul wrote:

     

    What are "Mail Accounts"?

    Now we've all had our little joke... (I always enjoy a joke as soon as I know about it) - if you have several email addresses, from different providers, each is a separate mail account. They would be listed separately in the Mail application.

     

    @me.com, which was MobileMe and should be migrated to iCloud, is one such account. MobileMe used to provide the facility for checking other email accounts, i.e. other addresses then @me.com, so that you could see all your different emails in the one place. iCloud does not provide this facility, which will be one of the points raised in the Support page you came to here from.

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    KingPaul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry about this question, although I got a good laugh from some of the responses, but I was getting "Mail Accounts" confused with MobileMe "Aliases".  I wasn't sure if they would remain or not but they seem to still be there. 

     

    Thanks,

     

    KingPaul

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    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,495 points)

    Yes, aliases - which are additional addresses, not accounts - are transferred along with the main email account when you migrate.

     

    However though MobileMe allowed five aliases, iCloud allows only three. If you have five, all five will be maintained, but you will need to delete three, not one, before you can add a new one.

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    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    Appologies for not taking your question seriously. Occasionally, we see posts that have no purpose, perhaps they're from new users just seeing how posting works. I guess I assumed yours was one of these. Thankfully, it seems you weren't offended.

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    KingPaul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Are you kidding, I though it was GREAT!!!  I'm glad it wasn't a "Hot Mail" discussion or we'd all be kicked off the site.

     

    Thanks again,

     

    KingPaul

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    Drjamfilms Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Most of my mail accounts and folders (on my mac) still show up -- but there are missing messages stored ON MY MAC.  Additionally why can't I move email messages to mail folders that I already created ON MY COMPUTER.  Recent upgrade OS -- and this all started after that with with mobile me to icloud.  argh!

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    Tillichfan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Love your comments on mail accounts. Also note you seem to know what you are talking about. Our kids talked us into switching to Apple (I did have an Apple in 1981, but switched to PC in 1982).

     

    So I have comcast mail I use on my Mac mini. At some point--no idea how--I was able to set up the Comcast account to also send to my husband MacBook Air. He doesn't use it. Today I'm sick so trying to get to my mail on the laptop and it is a month out-of-date.

     

    Altho it has downloaded everything new I've received, it hasn't marked mail as read and the Sent box is empty.

     

    I would call my kids, but my husband was hospitalized this weekend and they both came flying to our aid and need a break...

     

    Thank you for your patience...