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HT1277 e-mails on all devices without iCloud?

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Jan 25, 2013 8:31 AM

In order to receive e-mails on my iPhone, computer AND iPad mini, do I HAVE to use the cloud? Before iPad was set up for e-mail, I was getting all incoming mail on both my iPhone and computer.  I didn't mind having to delete in 2 places.

 

Now, I just noticed that when I get an e-mail on the iPad, I don't get it anywhere else.  I've lost more e-mails than I even know this way.  I have no desire to use the icloud.

 

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

iPad, iOS 6.0.2
  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,880 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to Melanie456)

    Sure. You just have to setup the same e-mail account using either Exchange, Gmail, or IMAP on each device. iCloud e-mail is just an IMAP account that is easy to setup. Aside from that, it is no different than any other e-mail account.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,880 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 9:45 AM (in response to Melanie456)

    It sounds like it configured Yahoo to use the POP interface. You don't want that. You want IMAP. Try these instructions from Yahoo.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,880 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to Melanie456)

    How are your other devices configured? Are you sure you aren't getting the messages? They won't be new messages on the other devices. They will already be read if you read them on some other device.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,880 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 12:42 PM (in response to Melanie456)

    Double check the settings on all of those devices. It certainly sounds like at least one of them is using POP. You want IMAP. You do not want POP.

     

    The behaviour you are describeing is POP behaviour.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,880 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 1:52 PM (in response to Melanie456)

    Yes

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