Can The Droid Retrieve Apple Email Accounts

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    I'm pretty sure there's a way to hook up the Droid to retrieve email from a MAC .Me account without going to the Apple website.
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    I was able to set up my Mac.com account in seconds. I now have 2 gmail accounts and my .mac/mobile me account on the Droid and they work seamlessly!
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    Can you walk me through it a little.
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    I have tried this two different ways.

    The first time I just went to email and selected Add Account. I typed in my mac email and password and BAM all of my emails were there BUT shortly after the phone gave an error that email had to shut down and I had to force quit.

    I then tried setting it up manually using the MobileMe IMAP settings.

    The ingoing settings were accepted but outgoing were not.

    I would also appreciate any details on getting MacMail on my droid!
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    I wondering if there's a forward address which can be set on MobileMe, just forward a Mac address to my gmail account.
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    Okay, here's what I did:

    Email (on home screen)
    Menu > Add account
    type in email address and password
    manual setup
    incoming imap server: mail.mac.com
    outgoing server: smtp.mac.com
    type in username/password

    Worked like a charm for me!
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    Let me ask you this... does the DROID retrieve emails as they come in, or do you have to manually click on the Mac email account to retrieve them to the DROID.

    On my DARE i had to click on My Mac address to sign in, and then my emails would be retrieved.
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    what ports did you use?
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    To my knowledge, no.

    You can only manually forward emails at your computer-no 'vacation' type setting that would auto-forward
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    I don't have to do anything manually. It automatically syncs with my mac mail account.
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    Incoming Port: 993
    Outgoing Port: 587

    But I remember the Droid figuring this all out for me automatically. I didn't have to input anything when I did it... but here's the information regardless from my Droid.

    Good luck!
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    OK I tried again and got this:

    The application Email (process com.android.email) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.

    Then I must click "Force Close"
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2009
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    Hmmm.... I don't know what I did other than enter my email address and password... the Droid did the rest and it's working flawlessly.... sorry. I'll keep looking for an answer.
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    I tried that way as well-just email and pass and it did the rest...same issue.

    I deleted BIG emails from my mac account thinking they were big.

    Now it hangs loading them.

    I am close! just not there yet.
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    Ohhhhhhhhh I have a solution-it is not flawless but I jut tested it and it works.

    In Mac Mail, you CAN set up a rule to redirect mail to any address.

    Go to preferences and rules

    Select If "ALL"of the following conditions are met

    then Select

    "Account" and fill in your mac mail

    the for perform the following actions

    Select

    "Redirect" and type in your gmail addess.

    It goes to gmail.

    The only flaw is you will get double emails on your computer-both gmail and mac if set up that way-BUT it works.
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    Question for those successfully syncing with Mac Mail.

    Do you have Snow Leopard? I am wondering if this is the catch-I have Leopard.

    I just spoke with Verizon and they felt this may be the issue.

    The only other thing I could try is Apple help *ugh*

    Any other successes or failures with Mac Mail?
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    Ah! No, I'm not using Leopard... however, the server of MobileMe is where the information is coming from, not Leopard...

    Now if you were talking about trying to sync up the Droid with Leopard via USB and had snags...I could potentially understand that.
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    well crud...I guess I still have no answer as I am not trying with a USB but just 'in the air'
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    Just add a email account and type in your .mac account info. There's no other tricks or tips...

    It's as easy as setting up a gmail address...
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    iCal and Addressbook

    Any luck syncing with iCal and Addressbook? I see Markspace has a beta of MissingSync for Android 1.0... Not ready for prime time. I also tried to go to me.com on the Droid browser and was redirected to Welcome

    Very interesting... Apple's site thinks I'c trying to connect with an iPhone. Anyone had luck getting to me.com on a Droid?
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