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Mail on MBP and iPhone

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DDomp12 Calculating status...
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Jan 23, 2013 2:59 PM

I'm wondering why when I do stuff on mail on my MBP it does'nt do it on my mail on my iPhone for example it only seems to do it when I flag my emails as important or on going. It talks to each other for read emails, deleting emails and moving them to certain folders. I don't understand why it doesnt do it for my flagged emails. Can anyone help me out?

 

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  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,690 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 3:33 PM (in response to DDomp12)

    You haven't told us the critical piece of information - which type of mail account you have.

     

    iCloud accounts would fully sync between iPhone and Mac.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,690 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 1:27 PM (in response to DDomp12)

    Mail account means, for example, a yahoo, gmail, or iCloud account.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,690 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 3:44 PM (in response to DDomp12)

    Gmail is typically set up as IMAP - here's a writeup:

    iCloud: IMAP

     

    Again, if you want to do this quick sync you're talking about (which is not possible with gmail), try an iCloud mail account.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,690 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 8:13 PM (in response to DDomp12)

    Sure, this will help you set up your iCloud address as your email on your iPhone:

    iPhone Email Setup

     

    Here's another useful article:

    iCloud: iCloud Mail overview

     

    But at the end above, you said "keep my old emails and folders".  Yes, you could keep them on your iPhone under your gmail account, but I think that would add confusion.  I recommend deleting them from your iPhone.

     

    Regardless, when you're done setting up iCloud email, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Default Account and make sure it's set to your iCloud account.

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