Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Skywatcher, May 7, 2010.
A shining new era is tiptoeing nearer.
and thats where we feature , just listen to teacher
Thick thick thick question - never set up my iPhone for e-mail as I was concerend about getting emails I needed to print onto a device I couldn't print off - is that a daft thought
Not just yet. Perhaps later this year. In the meantime, there's a number of iPhone apps you can get that will do that sort of thing quite well if it's that important to you.
Tom macwave:... groupless!)
Ah email if only we knew someone who owned an Email company
The very short answer to avoid boring anyone , if you use IMAP or Exchange email or Gmail or mobileme then any email you read will stay safely on your server and so you can download it elsewhere as well
There's a lot lot lot more I'd like to say but I have a bias and some self interest so I'll just smile and answer direct questions
If I understand what you're saying, it's a bit of a complicated thought.
Keith can probably explain this better but I'll give it a shot. He can chime in later after I've completely confused the issue. Also, keep in mind, this is what I do. Your mileage may vary.
This is going to be a bit long winded so be patient!
I use my Mac as my primary email machine. If I want to print messages, I do it from my Mac. Having said that, I still want to be able to read my messages on my iPhone or my iPad and either keep them or delete them if I really don't like the sender.
Now, there are typically two type of email accounts. They're called either POP or IMAP. Most everybody has a POP account. For years, that's what ISP's gave you. IMAP is newer and fundamentally different.
With POP accounts (BTW, that stands for Post Office Protocol), it's a download and delete type of thing. This is a simplification but that's it in a nutshell. Your machine (Mac, iPhone, iPad, etc), contacts the server, logs in, gets your email messages and downloads them to your device, then deletes the messages from the server. This saves the ISP buckets full of disk space (and money) since they don't have to keep your messages around.
However, this also creates a problem for you. If you download your messages to your Mac (or whatever), how can you read them on your iPad or iPhone? The simple answer is that with a POP account, you can't.
What to do?
IMAP to the rescue.
With an IMAP email account, your messages stay on the servers. You can check your IMAP email account with any device where you've got that account setup. Your Mac, your iPhone, or your iPad. Even web interfaces to IMAP accounts work the same. Since your messages stay on the servers, you see the same thing from each of your devices. If you delete a message, it delete's the message from the server which in turn, makes it appear like it's gone from all your devices.
Now, assuming you've got a POP account or two, where do you get an IMAP account if you don't have one. Well, the Apple .Me we were talking about is one place. Google gmail is another.
What I've done with my accounts is taken my POP accounts (I have three), and set them to automatically forward to my Apple .Me account. The .Me account is IMAP. So then, I put together rules on my Mac for this account to move email messages around to various folders based on things like the "To" address, or the "From" address, or the contents of the "Subject" line. I keep the POP accounts setup in my various email programs on my devices but since they're automatically forwarding to my IMAP account, there's no harm in keeping them around. There's nothing ever in them. It got forwarded. However, it DOES give me one big advantage. By keeping those POP accounts setup in my email programs, I can use any one of my addresses as my "From" address on any emails I send. That means if one of my POP accounts is "firstname.lastname@example.org" and my IMAP account is "email@example.com", I can send messages using either of those addresses. I just have to remember to change the "from" address when I compose an email.
And that's my long winded explanation. I now see Keith has replied to this in shorter form so I'll now turn it over to him to beat me mercilessly!
Tom macwave:... confusing the issue!)
Oh Gawd! I've gone and bored them! Probably to death!
Tom macwave:... tell us email stories Uncle Keith!)
Perfect explanation Sir iTom
A Monday and I got something right. I never could get the hang of Mondays!
Tom macwave:... watching Keith's countdown go down and hoping for the best!)
But £500 would be much spending money in August.
not as much as when the exchange rate was better
I like my logic
I have hotmail and btinternet email going to my iphone. They all go to my inbox on puter, no problems
Thanks Tom - was typing a nice thank you note and the internet broke at work
Dawn I understand - but don't let Adrian stand in the doorway of Dixons at Gatwick
I think I really just want one so I can join in all your conversations.
Awe i want to pre-order to join the happy bunch but dh has said i have to wait till we get to New York as nearly £100 less. Its only 10 days after you all and this means i will be able to have the 32
It's cheaper to buy in the US?
Yes a lot cheaper even with the exchange rate being poor.
A lot yes. but nit if you have to make a special trip for it. you could get one in august tho
are we there yet?
I love your count down banner!!!
I think those who ordered it should have one!
I'd be willing to bet 1 tortoise that Dawn gets an iPad before I do!
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