I want my two computers to have identical e-mail files.
May 18, 2010 1:13 PM Subscribe
Please help me synchronize the e-mail on my two Macs, using short words and helpful illustrations.
posted by The corpse in the library to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have an iMac and a MacBook, which I use equally. I use the Mail app to read and reply to my Gmail e-mail. I like to save old e-mails on my computer as well as on Gmail, as I'm a belt-and-suspenders sort of person. I don't want to switch to just using Gmail's website, as it's annoying.
Here's what I would like to have happen:
1. I check my e-mail, using Mail.app, on one of my computers.
2. I reply to the e-mail. My reply is stored in my "sent mail" folder.
3. I either move the original e-mail to my "old mail" folder or delete it.
4. Next time I'm on the other computer, Mail.app has the same e-mails in the same folders.
I thought I had this all sorted but I must be doing something wrong, as I'm ending up with three copies of every e-mail I save or send. Can you please tell me how to set this up? I have a MobileMe account, if that's useful. Clearly I don't know what I'm doing so the more detail, the better.
If you know how to throw an iPhone into the mix that would be even more helpful, but that's not as important.