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ddena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I just got an iPod Touch 32 GB and have synced my POP account email, but from everything I've read on this site, it looks like I cannot add new mailboxes.

Can someone verify if this is true? Seems like a major design flaw if it is.

Apple, are you listening?

Thanks in advance,
Don

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • 1. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    A A P L Level 7 Level 7 (21,730 points)
    Please download the manual HERE.

    Scott
  • 2. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    Phi Guy Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)
    Not sure the manual will help, as I think you're asking how to create new folders to put some of you mail from the inbox into. I couldn't find it, but reading the manual is always a good idea. If you use Gmail, it is done through the use of Labels (perhaps best done on a computer first, using the touch then to transfer only)
  • 3. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    Ben Furuta Level 4 Level 4 (1,170 points)
    For What It's Worth:

    I have 5 different mail accounts set on my iTouch. 3 from my regular isp, 1 from mac.com and 1 from Gmail. Check the manual, it shows how to set up all of the accounts from different sources.
  • 4. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    A A P L Level 7 Level 7 (21,730 points)
    Thanks, Ben.
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    JanJR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have read the manual and succeeded to set up all my accounts. Now indeed the question is how to make new folders.

    JanJR
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    A A P L Level 7 Level 7 (21,730 points)
    What folders are you talking about?
    I have numerous folders under my inbox on my Macs and they showup on my .Mac mail on the Touch...using Mail.app.
    I believe it will only work with IMAP.
  • 7. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    JanJR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    On my Macs I have installed several accounts. When receiving mail, I order my mail in "postbussen" as it is called in the Netherlands. I believe in English these are named "mailboxes" (or, as our PC-friends say "folders").

    These mailboxes/folders can not be made on an iPod (as it seems). So on my iPod all my mail is in "incomming".

    The question now is: do you think we can order our e-mail in mailboxes/folders on an iPod? And if so; how?
    And another question: wouldn't it be great if we could synchronise all our mailboxes/folders between our Mac and iPod?

    Greetings from the Netherlands,

    Jan
  • 8. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    A A P L Level 7 Level 7 (21,730 points)
    On my .Mac account (IMAP) in the Mail.app, I created some folders.
    See this diagram:



    The folders on the bottom show up on my Touch as well.

    I think this is what you mean?

    Scott
  • 9. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    ddena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have downloaded the manual and read it. I had no problem setting up my email account, but it appears that I cannot set up what they call "mailboxes" so I can organize my emails on my iPod. This appears to be true for POP servers. Others with .Mac or Gmail appear not to have this problem. I just wonder why the iPod can't take my email folders from my Mac directly.

    I appreciate any help.

    Thanks,

    Don
  • 10. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    ddena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Scott,
    This is exactly what I mean. I would like to be able to do what you did on your .Mac account, but I want to do it on my Road Runner (Time-Warner) email account.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks again,
    Don
  • 11. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    ddena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Jan,
    You have perfectly stated my issue. How can I organize my email in folders on the iPod with my existing email POP account?

    Your follow-up question is also a great one. Is there any way to simply copy the folders on my main computer to the Touch?

    Thanks!
    Don
  • 12. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    JanJR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Scott,

    This is most likely what we mean. Could you provide us with the details how to make these folders?

    Kind regards,

    Jan
  • 13. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    A A P L Level 7 Level 7 (21,730 points)
    In Mail.app, select your IMAP account on the left side.
    Goto "Mailbox" menu, and select "New Mailbox".
    Create away.

    Scott
  • 14. Re: Adding Mailboxes to iPod Touch
    JanJR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your help Scott!

    I succeeded to synchronised my mailboxes with my iPod Touch. Did I understand it correct that this only works with IMAP accounts?

    Kind regards,

    Jan
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