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  • jhnnyby Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm on Mountain Lion and was able to locate (~/Library/Mail/V2/Mailboxes/Notes.mbox), but dragging it into the Notes app just places the .mbox icon into a new note. Same goes for any folder I try to place in the notes app. The icon goes there and it turns into a shortcut basically.


    I was going to try syncing my phone with lion to get the more updated notes, but I'm afraid the same thing will happen and everything with be futile. How did this work for you?

  • Alex Moskwa Level 1 (55 points)

    Anyone with a dev seed know if the 10.8.2 update fixes the Notes IMAP problem.  I didn't see it in the list of fixes.

  • Kolz Level 1 (0 points)

    Notes worked for me before 10.8.2   two exchange accounts,


    now ...   craps out from the start with this level error..   that isn't resolved deleting and readding your account.


    Mountain Lion has cool stuff.. but it is pile of (#&(*#  when it comes to exchange synchronization.   with exchange sync..  you don't need the iCloud.  


    Here is the error


    *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Folder class mismatch for <EWSCalendarFolderType 0x7f844648a5a0> {

  • Kolz Level 1 (0 points)

    This fixed my exchange issue.. maybe help you other folks.



    Worked like a charm

  • jiiwee Level 1 (5 points)

    Still not working after 10.8.2 using IMAP account with path prefix...

  • Jogin Thakore Level 1 (5 points)

    Agree - 10.8.2 does not fix notes syncing between iphone accoutn and icloud account.

    Come on Apple, fix this...

  • jhnnyby Level 1 (0 points)

    I finally was able to find a way to copy my "on my iphone" notes perfectly onto my "icloud" notes using gmail.


    so you'll need a gmail account. But it is simple, works and quite fast


    With help from sildani and his suggestions, I was able to locate my notes.mbox file (~/Library/Mail/V2/Mailboxes/Notes.mbox).

    check it out here:


    To make sure I had everything off my phone, I used another computer running snow leopard to sync my newest notes off my phone with Mail, then extract the up2date notes.mbox folder.

    However, I wasn't able to just drop the notes.mbox into notes as sildani suggests, that doesnt work (not for me anyway). What i did was import it into the native Mail app on my macbook pro (runing mountain lion). They all appear. Then, I created a new folder in Gmail and transfered them all into that folder on my Gmail (i have Gmail IMAPed to my Mail app). Once the transfer complete, I went onto to access my email on the web. The "notes" folder in gmail is hidden on the Mail app, so you have to go on the browser to transfer them into your Gmail notes folder. transfer them


    OK, so now they are all there. You can now go into settings/mail,contacts&calendars, select your gmail and choose to sync notes. Once you do, all the notes will appear in the notes app, with the proper dates and everything.


    Finally, just select them all, and drag them into your iCloud notes. VOILA!!!


    you can then delete them off your gmail and unsync if you like. Also, once they all get in sync with your phone, you can individually delete all of them off your "on my iphone" (NOT OFF iCLOUD!!) and then in settings/notes on your phone, set default acount to iCloud

  • stipus Level 1 (0 points)

    Just tested the IMAP prefix problem with 10.8.2 this morning ... No change !!

  • MarcelW Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you all for the feedback, I now know that it is not my fault the IMAP "INBOX" prefix does not help.

    Luckily, I have control over the IMAP server (cyrus, in this case). Even if you don't, you may ask your admin to follow the recipe below. Now I have both Mail using the "normal" (INBOX.MyFolders) hierarchy, with still able to read the notes in INBOX.Notes, thanks to cyrus' "altnamespace" option.


    On your mail server, do the following:

    1. In /etc/cyrus.conf, add the following line in the "SERVICES {" section (I added it between the "imap" and "imaps" lines, but the order does not matter)
      # Hack for Apple Provide alternate namespace on port 144
      imapalternate          cmd="imapd -U 30 -C /etc/imapd-altnamespace.conf" listen="144" prefork=0 maxchild=100
    2. Create a copy of /etc/imapd.conf and call it /etc/imapd-altnamespace.conf; in the copy, change "altnamespace: no" to "altnamespace: yes" (or add "altnamespace: yes" to the new file, if there is no altnamespace option in the original file)
      [As I do want to reapply this change automatically after every change to imapd.conf, I created the following shell script ("") to do this for me:
      sed 's/^altnamespace: *no.*/altnamespace: yes/' < imapd.conf > imapd-altnamespace.conf
      diff imapd.conf imapd-altnamespace.conf
    3. Restart your cyrus processes; on Ubuntu Linux, this is done using "service cyrus-imapd restart", on other operating systems, this will vary
    4. If necessary, make sure, port 144 is not in use by anything else and your firewall (if any) allows access to it


    That's it for the server. Now, it provides the following

    • On port 143 (standard IMAP port), it has the folders as
      • INBOX
      • INBOX.Deleted Messages
      • INBOX.My Folder
      • INBOX.Notes
    • On port 144 (our new port), it shows the same information with different names:
      • INBOX
      • Deleted Messages (note the lack of the "INBOX." prefix here and below!)
      • My Folder
      • Notes

    The latter is what requires, as it ignores any configuration information trying to educate


    On your Mountain Lion (10.8.2), go to System Preferences->Mail, Contacts & Calendars and create a new Mail account bound to port 144, enabled for Notes only. Unfortunately, Apple tries to be helpful and prevents you from having the same username on the same server twice, so this requires quite some ugly trickery.


    So if you do not need to continue having the INBOX prefix, the easiest is to change the port number of the existing account to 144 (keep the "SSL" option ticked) and just enable the use of this account in Notes.


    Otherwise, make sure, the same mail server is reachable under a different alias and use that to create another mail account for port 144, the disable its use for Mail and enable its use for Notes.

  • charlesfromalameda Level 1 (0 points)

    That worked. I had to cut and paste old notes. Luckily didn't have a boatload.

  • phrox Level 1 (0 points)

    stipus wrote:


    Just tested the IMAP prefix problem with 10.8.2 this morning ... No change !!


    Same here. If there wouldn't be the option to configure the imap path prefix and it wouldn't work in iOS one could get the impression that Apple wants to force people to use iCloud. Come on Apple, this should be trivial to fix.


    (And no, switching to iCloud or using a different IMAP server or configuring my IMAP server differently is not possible in my case.)

  • jiiwee Level 1 (5 points)

    Yes, this needs to be fixed in Mountain Lion update. Please leave feedback to Apple in address

  • Macbrush Level 1 (15 points)

    i wass having the same problem after upgrading to iOS 6 and ML, since i used "On My Mac(devices)" notes and synced them by iTunes before upgrading, then I was stuck with each device having their own version of notes, ntes disappeared from my Mac all together.


    Having search through internet, I figured there is no easy way to get them back my cloud accounts, be it google or iCloud. So I just found another computer with Lion, in my case, I didn't have another computer so I just installed parallel demo, and install Lion on it, then just sync my iPhone's Notes with the newly installed OS, and finally dragged all the "On My Mac" notes to iCloud by using I think this is the easiest way, especially if you have access to another Mac with Lion or Snow Leopard, all you need is create another account and use it to sync Notes once.

  • stipus Level 1 (0 points)

    Tested again after the "10.8.2 additionnal update" --> No change

  • tanyet Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep.  This has got to be the most frustrating thing that has marred an otherwise fantastic experience.  I converted over from windows about a month ago and I think my MBA is the best computer I've ever messed with but this notes/mail icloud thing has really been bugging me.  It works on my ipad and iphone but I can't add an icloud email address to the mail app and notes cannot be enabled.  When I go to the console I get "10/11/12 11:21:14.155 AM[306]: Could not find or create an iCloud accout'


    This is very frustrating indeed.

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