Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing email accounts from a computer, part of iOS 5: iPhone and iPod touch Essential Training.
In this chapter, we're going to look at all things email. The iPhone and iPod touch both come with the mail app. A full-fledged email client for reading, sending and managing your email accounts. The first thing you need to do is set-up your email account or accounts on your device. Probably the easiest way to do this is to just sync your iPhone or iPod with your Mac or PC and copying over your account information. That way there's no need to do any kind of manual setup on the iPhone or iPod . Now, in order for this to work with a Mac you have to be using either OS 10's built in mail application or Microsoft Entourage or Outlook as your email program.
If you're on Windows you'll need to be using Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Mail. iTunes will detect the email account you managed from these programs. So with my iPhone selected here on iTunes, I'm going to go to the Info tab and if I scroll down I'll find Sync Mail Accounts. I can check that and I can see that it's detected a Gmail account and a MobileMe account on my computer. All I have to do is check the accounts that I want to have access to on my iPhone and I'll leave them both checked. Now, it is important to note what it says below here, it's telling me syncing mail accounts syncs only your account settings but not your messages.
To add accounts or make other changes, you're going to tap Settings in the mail, Contacts, Calendar section of your iPhone. So basically this is copying all the account information but the messages will not be copied from my computer to my iPhone. But in most cases, especially if I'm using an IMAP account or an iCloud account my messages will be automatically downloaded to my phone. We'll see that in action in a later movie in this chapter, but for now this is all I have to do to get my email account information onto my phone. So now I just click Apply. So it's now syncing my mail accounts and once it's done I'll be able to send and receive email from these accounts on my iPhone.
Now, if you have an email account that you don't manage on your computer or you created an email account that you want to use exclusively on your iPhone or iPod touch for some reason, you'll have to setup that account on the device itself and we'll look at how to do that in the next movie.
- Exploring the touchscreen interface
- Setting up iPhone and iPod touch preferences
- Synching with a Mac or PC
- Typing with the intelligent keyboard
- Making phone calls and retrieving voicemail
- Finding a location with Maps
- Downloading and playing music and video
- Shooting and editing photos and video
- Using accessibility features
- Tweeting on the iPhone
- Locating a lost iPhone with Find My iPhone
- Sending free text messages with iMessage
- Finding and purchasing applications from the App Store
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics
2. The Essentials of Typing
3. Syncing with a Computer
4. The Phone Part of the iPhone
6. Surfing the Web
7. The iPod Part of the iPhone
8. Shooting Photos and Video and Managing the Photo Library
9. Getting Around
10. Managing Your Time
11. Taking Notes
12. The Other Included Apps
13. The App Store
14. Important Settings
15. Protecting Your iPhone
16. Using Siri and Voice Control
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