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Vii1108 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Dear All,


I set up a few mail accounts on my Mavericks, but do not want to do the same process again on my iPhone5.

Is there any solution to make the iphone to pick up the mail accounts defined on Mavericks? The "accounts" list in system settings should be put in sync only...


Thanks in advance!

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,400 points)

    Use iCloud to sync mail between your Mac and iPhone.


    Apple - iCloud - Learn how to set up iCloud on all your devices.

  • peter_watt Level 3 Level 3 (905 points)

    You will still have to add the email accounts to iphone or ipad individually.  It will take minutes only.

  • woodmeister50 Level 5 Level 5 (4,340 points)

    Also note, that the syncing of accounts is only for

    the settings for those accounts and not the messages.


    Syncing messages between devices requires IMAP

    type accounts.

  • peter_watt Level 3 Level 3 (905 points)

    I use exclusively pop mail, including gmail set to pop, the devices sync with the webmail accounts and icloud calendar and contacts, i have never needed the devices to sync between themselves.

  • Vii1108 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So all non-icloud mail accounts need to be added manually?

    Too bad, I hoped icloud will sync the accounts list I see in the system preferences of Mavericks.

    Ohhh... In 2013 I hoped this won't be an issue ...

  • peter_watt Level 3 Level 3 (905 points)

    I have less accounts on my mobile, more on Mac. Would be annoyed if it forced it to be the same.

    You can add them in minutes, unless you have dozens?

  • Vii1108 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have 4 actually. Added them manually to my iPhone and iPad.

    Just wanted to avoid that woodworking. For now and forever, but manual work is still needed it seems.


    Thanks anyway!

  • merqlove Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, it was solved before iCloud... **** happens...

    Manual work is not best way...

    Also stuck on Mac Mavericks & iOS7 iPad

  • Grant Lenahan Level 4 Level 4 (1,200 points)

    Actually itunes never foreced them to be the same. You checked off those accounts you wanted "synced" - onyl the account info/password/etc was synced.


    That feature was removed from the latest itunes apparently.



  • Greg Schoenig Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This was not only my hope but my expectaton at this point.  Apple's re-birth has come and gone, and a half-wit is now at the helm, and there's no incentive anymore to do great work because "Steve would want you to".  You just muddle through your job not caring much anymore about that Apple-trademark merging of your information.  Sad; truly sad.


    Microsoft now has the same interface on their phone, their tablet, and their notebooks and desktops.  It's not my favorite interface, but they have realized that milestone.

  • Grant Lenahan Level 4 Level 4 (1,200 points)



    Are you aware that you are not talkign to Apple people, but to Apple customers and users who happen to provide advice ot each other?


    Just wondering.



  • Greg Schoenig Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am very aware that I am talking to Apple customers and users, and it scares me if this is truly the market apple has to try to capture because as I see are a bunch grown men and woman acting like little kids.   I'll be if I gave the keys to the executive suite of the Trump Taj Mahal In NJ, you people would end up writing a 100 page article on the small problems you find rather than the overwhelming experience one can experience at such as place.   In like manner, the problem I am running in to are these so-called experts that are acting so jealous of my academic and professional backgound that they are doing what jealous children do - attack the person they are jealous of for reasons that have nothing to do with their expertise -- rather than considering what I have to say.


    Throw my education aside -- I know my s**t as much as any of you -- I've been using a Mac and developing Mac software since before the "1984" Macintosh 128k.  Of course, I've kept a good eye on the 'PC' side of things  (even though the Mac was more of a PC than then 'PC' was, in the vernacular of the times)  The Reduced Instruction Set Processor (RISC) was IBM's biggest contribution in my opinion, to the PC wars. 


    So, I will ask if someone wants to have a legitimate conversation of what Mac needs to do to match the Microsoft strategy of having essentially one interface no matter what the device:  smartphone, tablet, or computer.  Should apple do the same (actually we have already done the same, but should we push that screen on the desktops/laptops?)  I honestly haven't make up my mind on what would be the best thing to do next and I'd enjoy hearing from others on their ideas on what we can do next that Microsoft couldnt match.

  • peter_watt Level 3 Level 3 (905 points)

    Oh hi Grant, sorry almost missed the on-topic constructive comment amongst the personal attacks from Elmer Phd.  It's a feature I never used. Looks like quite a reasonable thing they took out. Probably the maintenence and configuration management outweighed its usefulness.

      I would have thought the loss of sync services or the current problems with Exchange would generate more reaction from the business community than this small change.  They are used every day whereas email accounts tend to be added only when new devices are purchased.

  • Greg Schoenig Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The most on-topic conversation in this thread has come from me, "Elmer PhD". The business community isn't outraged that Exchange push email is not working through an iPhone.  Their level of concern is about as significant as your accomplishments in life, my good man.  iPhone is and remains the outlier in business communication.  Yes it can work, but not with a bunch of complainers at the helm.  In order to fix a problem, one or more solutions must be suggested.  Now I solicited answers from you all, and all you could come up with is another name for me that codifies the jealousy you have concerning my education.  The group of 'users' in this email thread couldn't change a flat tire, even with an instruction manual -- surely we can't expect you to rise to my challenge and offer a solution to the fact that email accounts can no longer be synced in iTunes.  Happy trails, my friends.  I am going to probably earn in one month more than you have earned in two years. 



    You may wonder why that is.  It is because I get things done in this world, gentlemen.  The rest of you ironically have lived up to your reputation of simply complaining, getting distracted by your own lack of effectiveness, and like when a 6 year old drives by on a brand new bike, you come up with the thing to say that makes your feel personally, without addressing the issue at all -- the fact that we all need to enter many of our email accounts by hand in our iPhones and iPads.


    Enjoy your mediocrity, my friends.


    "Elmer PhD" (I kind of like this one...I may keep it as a momentous of how utterly ineffective you have been)

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