27249 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2013 7:31 AM by SGKoeh
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2010 8:22 AM (in response to Gavin Lawrie)Settings-Mail-Default account, just for one mail account though
otherwise, you're right, you'll have to delete then
add back in the order you wantDell Studio XPS 16, iPhone 3GS 4.0, iPhone 4 16GB on the way!, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2010 6:49 PM (in response to milesmutt)in iOS4 I just tried removing my accounts and setting them up again in order to get them in the order I wanted but it did not work. I had been hoping t o have the Exchange/Activesync account first since that is my work account, but it always seems to get pushed to the bottom of the list.iMac 20" 2.66 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2010 4:50 PM (in response to Allez Epic)Have you found any solutions to this? I too would like my accounts ordered in a particular way.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), ios4
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2010 8:55 AM (in response to Gavin Lawrie)You all can request Apple add this feature in the future:
(even just putting non-MobileMe Exchange accounts at the top would probably be a smarter default...)MacBook Pro 2ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 4, original iPhone, MobileMe
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2010 10:37 AM (in response to Gavin Lawrie)This works:
It's not quite as elegant as being able to drag the accounts into the right order, but at least I now have my accounts in the order I want...Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2010 11:02 AM (in response to Pointy-Head)This does not work for me.
I followed the directions provided at the link;
1. Make sure your iPhone is connected to the computer and iTunes is running.
2. Under DEVICES in the left menu of iTunes click on your iPhone.
3. Click the Info tab at the top of the screen.
4. Make sure the box next to "Sync Selected Mail Accounts" is checked.
5. Deselect all mail accounts except the account you want at the top of your list.
6. Click the Sync button. No messages will be lost.
7. After syncing, leave the previous account selected and select the mail account you want to appear next in line.
8. Repeat steps 6-7 until all of your accounts are synced.
When I get to step 5 I see that only one of my accounts is listed though I have 5 mail accounts active on my phone. Why don't the other accounts show up?15" G4 Powerbook 1GB/320, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2010 3:30 AM (in response to studog2)The list shown in iTunes is a list of the mail accounts you have configured in Apple Mail on your Mac. You need to have all 5 accounts also configured in Apple Mail.
When you click Sync, iTunes is pushing the mail settings from your Mac to the iPhone (but not the messages, just the mail settings).
It works perfectly for me...PowerMac G5 DP, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 4
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2010 2:53 PM (in response to Gavin Lawrie)Why is there no way to just drag them to the position you want them, a standard technique on so many Apple devices? (I think I was able to do that on my original iPhone).
Why do we have to go through this ridiculously convoluted rigamarole, which evidently doesn't work for everyone, anyway?Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2010 4:45 PM (in response to Gavin Lawrie)You can change the order by opening up the plist file for Mail.app and dragging the order to whatever you'd like. The file is in [Home]/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist. Then look for the section called MailSections and you just drag the item to where you'd like for it to appear. I've made a screenshot here:
http://skitch.com/scotchi/d6dig/abracadabra13" CoreDuo 2.2 GHz Macbook
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2011 5:03 PM (in response to pinwheels)Does anyone know the equivalent file or command sequence on a Windows 7 based system?PC, Windows 7, 64bit
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 9:41 AM (in response to PatsyHelp)This is a frustrating ordeal for sure, but if you have a jailbroken iPhone, it's pretty easy. The above method is most likely for Leopard and not iOS 4.x.x
Here's the location on the iPhone:
Your accounts are listed toward the bottom in the order in which they appear in the Mail application. Change the order by editing the plist. For Windows, here's a good plist editor: http://goo.gl/wj2qE
Rename the original in case something gets jacked. Respring and you're set.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to Gavin Lawrie)
When you open you Mail app, you may see an "Edit" icon on top right? Touch it and you'll get 3-bar icons next to each account. Use these to slide accounts up/down to the order you prefer.