4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2013 7:33 PM by MIke-in Houston
MIke-in Houston Level 1 (0 points)

I have an email account with texasbb.com,  That email address is my apple id.  I also have an icloud account set up with that same texasbb.com address as the id. I only have one email account defined in my icloud account and that is an icloud.com address.  somehow my mail going to my texasbb.com mailbox is showing up in my icloud account mailbox after a roughly 40-50 minute delay.


I don't have the texasbb.com mailbox forwarded to my icloud account at the texasbb.com servers.  I use apple's mail program on my macbook. I have the texasbb.com account defined as an account on my macbook along with my icloud account, but the only thing checked off on the texasbb.com account is notes. 


I do have both email accounts configured on my iphone but they appear to go into seperate mailboxes on the iphone.  I'm completed stuped on how these mail items addressed to my texasbb.com account are migrating over to my icloud account.  any thoughts on where to start looking?

Iphone, Other OS
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,119 points)

    iCloud handles only its own email; it cannot access other email services. Therefore thare are only two possible explanations:


    1. Your iPhone is collecting mail from the texasbb account as an independent account and it is appearing in the Mail app alongside the messages from iCloud.


    2. You do in fact have forwarding set up on texasbb to your iCloud account.


    If you check you iCloud email at http://icloud.com, does the texasbb mail appear there? If so, 2, if not, 1.

  • MIke-in Houston Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Roger,  But I'm still stuck.  The texasbb mail does show up in my icloud account when i'm  logged into http://icloud.com.  A call into Texasbb.com told me they don't offer mail forwarding thru their servers, so something else is forwarding it.  No way icloud could fetch mail the way gmail does?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,119 points)

    There is another possibility. Were you originally a MobileMe subscriber, and if so did you have MobileMe set up to fetch your Texasbb mail? Some people have found that when they migrated to iCloud the fetching continues (even though it's not a facility which iCloud provides) and because the facility isn't available there is no way to turn it off. If this is your situation you may be able to persuade iCloud Support to turn it off - I don't know how likely it is that they will or can. Go to https://getsupport.apple.com ; click 'See all products and services', then 'More Products and Services, then 'iCloud' and proceed from there.

  • MIke-in Houston Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks again roger.  This has to be whats happening.  I'll try and figure a way to get it stopped.  Thanks again.