2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2007 7:57 AM by Ansuz82
momerade Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Using the iphone on the go where no internet connection is available, I wonder if I could transfer the email I receive (through mobile network) on my iphone to my outlook account or at least somewhere on the laptop.
On the other way can I prepare an email on the laptop and transfer it to the iphone for sending?

Ultimately, using the iphone as a modem would definitely help…
  • Nathan C Level 5 Level 5 (6,260 points)
    momerade,

    The iPhone by default leaves a copy of messages on the server, and then your computer could also download them.

    With POP3 there are a few issues that can arise if both your computer and iPhone are checking the mailbox at the same time:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307009

    However, IMAP is what I personally prefer because it allows syncing data via the server. The server keeps track of what message you have read, what message you have replied to, and can also keep a copy of sent messages on the server to be viewed from both the iPhone and the computer.

    Hope this helps,

    Nathan C.
  • Ansuz82 Level 6 Level 6 (8,265 points)
    While Nathans suggestion is good, the iPhone can not transfer messages between itself and the computer via USB. Its all done by connecting to the server via EDGE or WiFi.

    The iPhone can also not be used as a modem.