IOS 7 Mail Setup

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IMAP Mail Setup

To learn about the advantages of IMAP versus POP mail setup, our CEO Dane Jasper has written a blog post explaining the differences.

  • Tap the gray Settings icon.

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  • Scroll down to Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap it.


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  • At the top, tap Add Account


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  • Tap Other at the bottom.


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  • At the top, tap Add Mail Account.


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  • For Name: Put in your first and last name. Example: My Name
  • For Email: Put in your Sonic.Net email address. Example: username@sonic.net
  • For Password: put in your Sonic.Net password that goes with this email account.
  • For Description: It may already say ‘Sonic.” You may want to put in your Sonic.Net email address again. Example: username@sonic.net .


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  • In the upper right, tap Next (blue button).
  • You can now choose what to sync with this account. Make sure "Mail" is active.


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  • In the upper right, tap Save (blue button).

Your Mail is now ready to go!

Drafts, Sent and Deleted

NOTE: If this is the first time you've ever set up your mailbox, these folders will not show up until the first time you log into Sonic.net Webmail

To synchronize the Drafts, Sent and Deleted Messages with the server, start by going to the Sonic.net account from Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

  • Tap your Sonic.Net account to take you back into its settings:


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  • At the top, next to Account, tap your Sonic.Net account again.


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  • At the bottom, tap Advanced.


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  • You should see the following screen.


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  • Under Mailbox Behaviors tap Drafts Mailbox.
  • Tap the Drafts folder located under On The Server, a blue checkmark should appear.
  • Tap Advanced in the top left corner to return to the Advanced menu.


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  • Under Mailbox Behaviors tap Sent Mailbox.
  • Tap the Sent folder located under On The Server, a blue checkmark should appear.
  • Tap Advanced in the top left corner to return to the Advanced menu.


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  • Under Mailbox Behaviors tap Deleted Mailbox.
  • Tap the Trash folder located under On The Server, a blue checkmark should appear.
  • Tap Advanced in the top left corner to return to the Advanced menu.


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  • Tap Account in the top left corner to return to the Account menu.
  • Tap Done in the top right corner to save your changes.


IMAP Troubleshooting Tips

  • If you only see the Inbox in the list of Mailboxes, make sure your IMAP path prefix is set to INBOX (in the Advanced settings on your mail settings screen).