13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2008 10:20 PM by bug67
bug67 Level 3 Level 3 (980 points)
LOVE my iPhone!

Recently, however, an extra folder mysteriously appeared in my .Mac email account on the iPhone. It is called, "Apple Mail To Do." This folder shows up nowhere else. I don't see it in Mail on either of my Macs nor on my .Mac web mail. Any clue as the where this folder came from and how I can get rid of it?

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  • Kevin Wolfe1 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    Did you save any To Dos in Mail on your desktop to the server? I'm not sure, but I guess it's possible this would create it's own folder.

    Kevin
  • bug67 Level 3 Level 3 (980 points)
    None that I'm aware of. Wouldn't this kind of action also place the same folder in Mail on my computer though? Even after running Sync on both Macs and then syncing the iPhone, the unwanted folder is still on my iPhone.

    EDIT: Just tried deleting and re-adding my .Mac mail account to the phone. Folder is still there.

    Message was edited by: bug67
  • Kevin Wolfe1 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    If you look at Mail you should see a separate Reminders arrow below your mailboxes. Mail has it's own folders for Notes and To Dos that appears to be not on the server.
  • bug67 Level 3 Level 3 (980 points)
    Are you talking about Mail on my computer, on .Mac on the web or on my iPhone? Reason I'm asking is because I don't see anywhere what you're talking about. Mail on my computers and on the .Mac web site does not have a folder titled "Apple Mail To Do;" nowhere. The iPhone does and I don't want it there. How do I make it go away?
  • Kevin Wolfe1 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    bug,

    What I was speaking of is in Mail on your Mac. There should be a Reminders heading below the Mail heading. This is where Notes and To Dos created in mail are stored.

    As to removing the folder on your iPhone, I am discovering a lot of conflicting tales about this folder. [Here|http://www.soulbuzz.net/?p=10] may be the cure you're looking for. It would seem that this invisible folder on your Mac is transferred to IMAP and is showing on your iPhone. (I am not seeing it on mine.) The above isn't an easy cure since it requires some terminal trickery just to see the folder on your Mac.

    Kevin
  • Damon M. Level 4 Level 4 (3,695 points)
    This folder shows up when you have your .mac mail set up in mail on your computer.
    Then when you are viewing your .mac mail, you click the To Do check mark at the top of mail.
    This creates a new To Do folder on your computer, and since .mac is am imap account, it creates that folder out on the .mac sever in your account.
    Now, when you view your mail folders on your .mac account on your iphone, this folder shows up as Apple Mail To Do.
    In Mail on your mac, this folder shows up under Reminders.
    When you view .mac webmail, this folder does not show up.

    There is not a way to get rid of it.

    Hope this helps.
  • bug67 Level 3 Level 3 (980 points)
    Thanks Kevin and Damon,

    I must have inadvertently clicked the "To Do" button in Mail on one of my computers. I still see nothing that says anything called "reminders" under any heading anywhere on any of my computers.

    As far as not being able to get rid of the folder on my iPhone, well, that just blows! I guess I'll just have to live with it.
  • Jesse2008 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    bug
    I have the same problem but with Gmail. I think I figured it out, Gmail created a label called "Apple Mail To Do" which it automatically synced it with iPhone. The following steps were taken and I was able to remove that folder from my iPhone.

    1.I logged into my Gmail account (Gmail server)
    2.I clicked on the "edit labels", bottom left! it will take you to settings and will allow you to either remove or rename that label. depending on preferences.

    I hope this helps!! I believe you can also do the same for your .Mac account.
    just go into your preferences when you log in at mac.com
  • bug67 Level 3 Level 3 (980 points)
    Thanks for trying to help. Unfortunately, there is no "Apple Mail To Do" folder to remove either via preferences or manage folders. I cannot for the life of me figure out why a folder would magically appear on my phone and nowhere else and with no way of removal.
  • David Jones4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The Apple Mail To Do folder is visible and can be deleted from third party IMAP capable email applications. This also removes the folder from the iPhone.
  • bug67 Level 3 Level 3 (980 points)
    Can you explain this in detail please? I don't have any 3rd party IMAP accounts set up anywhere, just .Mac. This folder is only visible on the iPhone. I see it nowhere in either Mail or on the .Mac web mail.
  • mmcadams51 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I actually like the folder. You can add a to do item and it goes on your iPhone automatically. Why get rid of it? My complaint is that when I drop an email into the 'Apple To Do' folder on the iPhone it does not sync back to my 'To Do' folder in Mac Mail. Does anyone know how to get this to sync both ways?
  • bug67 Level 3 Level 3 (980 points)
    Because I'm a bit of a control freak and I don't like not being in control of what folders appear on my phone. That's all.