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sgchambers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there any way to move folders from Mac Mail to iCloud to have access to all emails beyond Inbox, Sent, Trash, etc?

I have created a number of folders in Mac Mail that I would love to have access to while working on my iPad or iPhone while traveling. Is there a way to 'copy & move' these folders into the iCloud Mail system?

Thanks for any assistance out there.

Steve


iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    Create new mailboxes (folders) in your iCloud account, then just drag the messages from the relevant local mailboxes (folders) in Apple Mail to the iCloud mailboxes. Give them time to copy back up to the server, then they'll be available on all devices.

  • sgchambers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Julian,

    I tried this and I can't move the emails from the Mac Mail folder to the iCloud folder. I also tried doing a copy & paste with the emails in each folder to the new folders I created in iCloud with no luck.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Steve

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    Why can't you move them? What happens when you try?

     

    You are doing all of this within Apple Mail, not trying to drag from Apple Mail to the iCloud website?

  • Astriker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There is, it depends on where you are currently storing them. In your computer, in mail, you should have your mailboxes, then a section called icloud. drag up any folders to that, and it will move them to be available on any mobile device, and the website. Keep in mind it doesn't download them all by default, when you open lets say "receipts" for the first time it pulls them down.

     

    Do no copy them, just move them. Assuming they are in the "on my mac" part of your email?

  • sgchambers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Julian,

    My mistake - yes, I was trying to drag and drop from Mac Mail to Safari iCloud. Clearly that doesn't work...

    That being said, I'm not seeing any iCloud 'folder' or link in my Mac Mail sidebar where all the other mailboxes and folders are that I've created.

    Any ideas on why that might be? When I expand the Inbox folder it has a work email address & my mac.com address and that's all. No iCloud connection anywhere I can see.

    Thanks again for any help you can provide.

    Steve

  • sgchambers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The issue is I'm not seeing a section called iCloud. Should I be seeing this along the left toolbar where all my folders and mail 'boxes' are located?

    Thanks for any clarification you can provide.

    Steve

  • sgchambers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Astriker,

    Wondering if you can elaborate on the iCloud folder I should be seeing in my Mac Mail folders on my Macbook Air. I'm still trying to solve this issue a few weeks on now and would love any more advice you could give.

    I am trying to do exactly as you describe of 'moving them' (the folders I've created) from 'On My Mac' to this iCloud folder and then having access to these same folders on my iOS devices.

    Thanks in advance,

    Steve

  • lyovino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It sounds to me that you have not upgraded from MobileMe to iCloud?

    Visit MM on the web and select at the bottom of the sign-in screen to move your MM to iCloud..

  • sgchambers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Switched from MobileMe to iCloud many, many months ago. I was able to solve this issue some time ago within Mac Mail. Thanks for the response though. All email (& folders) on all of my devices now. It's not 'Apple simple' but I was able to do it.

    Cheers,

    Steve

  • lyovino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know my reply was a little late but happy to hear you resolved it.

  • Scottsdale_Mark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Steve,

    This thread is the #1 result in a Google search for this problem. Can you please post how you solved the issue?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Mark

  • lyovino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In mai, drag your folders from On My Mac to the iCloud folder. I then went to iCloud.com and there was.

    It was much easier than I thought it was going to be.

  • lyovino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry for the typos, I can't figure how to edit once you hit submit..

  • sgchambers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mark,

    Ended up being pretty easy really. In Mac Mail, I had a long list of mail folders along the left menu bar of the program.

    If you scroll down to the bottom, there is an iCloud menu title. I just 'dragged' the folders down into the iCloud heading and it 'copied' the folders and their contents there. It took me a little while as I had a large number of folders but it was well worth it as now I have access to all of my email accounts and messages with all of my iOS devices as well as my MacBook Air.

    As I receive emails now that I want to file & store, I put them into the 'new' folders that are under the iCloud drop down menu in Mac Mail. When I'm trying to do the same thing on either my iPhone or iPad, the same menus are there as well.

    Hope that helps. Let me know if you need any more clarification. Not sure why this process isn't more intuitive or a function Apple would have made easier but I just can't have 1000's of emails just left in an Inbox...

    Cheers,

    Steve

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