Is there a way for me to create an account using my Mac's Mail app and have the account sync over to my iPhone or vice versa? I have iCloud setup on both my Mac and iPhone, but I don't see the accounts added on one device syncing over to the other.
(if what you want is a way to configure an account once on a device and have the configuration automagically transferred to other devices.)
This was possible in Mountain Lion and before, through iTunes. Unfortunately Apple has deprecated its Syncserver service, and so now you have to set up each account separately on each device. Frustrating, I agree.
It is possible to synchronize email accounts between Macs. This is what the iCloud Keychain is for. Activating it will sync over all of your accounts (those listed in the Mac Accounts settings). One problem is that it is an all or none setting.
However this doesn't help synchronize email accounts between Mac and iOS.
You can use IMAP/POP3
On Mac you can add IMAP/POP3 account from
System Preferences > Internet Accounts
- Open Internet Accounts
- Click plus icon on left bottom corner
- If it's iCloud mail, Gmail or Microsoft Exchange account click the option respectively, otherwise select "Add Other Account..." from the bottom of the list
- Follow trough the guided account setup, and in the end of setting it up (if it asks) check the Email syncing option.
- You can get the mail server info from your email provider, but most of them use
mail.provider.tld(eg. mail.google.com / mail.ipage.com) domain for the mail server
On iDevice (iPhone in this case) open Settings > Contacts, Calendar & Email > Add new account and follow the instructions inserting the same credentials as you gave when adding account to Mac. This way the mail application will fetch the email from the server on both devices, and sync it.
Hope this helps!
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protected by bmike♦ Sep 4 '16 at 22:22
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