I use Mail from OS X Lion with an email POP account. I have many mailboxes in order to organize it efficiently. Now I am considering to be able to sync it with my iPad, maintaining the same structure of mailboxes and all previous email. What is the best approach?
The mailboxes can not be synced to the iPad when using a POP email account.
A solution is possible if your e-mail provider also provides/allows you to use IMAP instead of POP (explained here )
If so, you might be able to:
Please note i can not test these steps, so make sure you have a backup of your email before trying, in case something goes wrong.
I assume you mean a POP account ?
I believe the answer is, you can not sync existing POP email messages from the Lion Mail app to the iPad (ref: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1296?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US -> mail accounts).
What you can do is: - In the Lion Mail app, uncheck: Preferences -> Accounts -> [account name] -> "Remove message from server after retrieving a message" (OR set it to "after on week" if you prefer this).
You will now receive all new incoming emails in the Lion Mail app, and also on the iPad.