Sync iphone notes to IMAP

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I have an imap server, and I wish to sync the notes from my iphone to it.

I have enabled the option to sync notes under the imap settings, however, nothing seems to happen.

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Commented:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4191

They key words here are ;

"Note: Over-the-air Notes syncing is not supported on iPhone 3G or iPod touch (2nd generation). You can sync notes over a USB connection using iTunes."

Hope this helps

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Commented:
Sorry, I forgot to mention, I have an iphone 4 which that particular article says it will work with.
I'm presuming the main problem is the "accounts" button doesn't show up in the notes application
see: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010/06/save-iphone-notes-to-gmail-account.html

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I've setup a test gmail account with only notes syncing and the accounts button magically appeared.
its still not letting me choose my own imap server though.
so it must be an imap issue
see screenshots attached

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Answer:

The IMAP server has to allow the creation of mailboxes at the root level eg:
/Notes
not
/INBOX/Notes

for Cyrus IMAP this means setting:
altnamespace: yes

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this was the answer

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