3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2011 12:45 AM by lsatren
lsatren Level 1 (0 points)

To get Find my iPhone i had to add a Mobile Me email account to my iPhone. Now iTunes won't sync email accounts.

Does anybody know how to solve this problem?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • FormerPCer Level 2 (180 points)
    MobileMe will sync e-mails so you don't need iTunes to do it as well. In fact, having both may confuse the sync process. Once set up on your iPhone, other non-MobileMe IMAP e-mail accounts should also be syncing over the air.

    If you really need to use iTunes to sync mail for some reason, first turn off Mail in the settings for your MobileMe account on your iPhone (Settings, Mail Contacts Calendars, MobileMe).
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    What can be selected under the Info tab for your iPhone sync prefereces with iTunes for an email account or accounts is for transferring the email account settings only from your computer to your iPhone so you don't have to manually create the account with the iPhone's Mail app. This only needs to be selected once. After the email account settings have been transferred to your iPhone, this can be deselected. This does not have to remain selected since there is nothing gained and no benefit with leaving this selected.
  • lsatren Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, the "cannot sync" prompt was becoming really annoying.

    I'll follow the advice about unchecking syncing of emails in iTunes.

    Best regards,