View Full Version : Synching alias's on iPhones

Dec 4, 2010, 05:39 PM

Have a quick question.

I have a MobileMe account with multiple aliases. Both my wife and I have iPhones and we both have our own alias on the same MobileMe account.

Is it possible to synch our individual mobiles to just receive each of our own aliases?

At the moment we get the entire account which is quite annoying. I paid for another account, but her email alias, which all her friends and family know isn't available as its already been created in the master account (it wont let you use an existing email address ever, and you cant move it across)

ITs a simple problem, i just cant work out how to sort it

If anyone can help that would be great


Dec 4, 2010, 06:30 PM
You'd have to each have separate MobileMe accounts to do this. Otherwise, set up the same MM account on each iPhone, and you can reply from the respective alias that way (req. iOS 4)

Dec 5, 2010, 02:45 AM
thats totally ridiculous

thanks for the help

Dec 5, 2010, 10:40 AM
No problem, here's a link that explains aliases and how they work.


Dec 5, 2010, 07:02 PM
OOh so according to this


If i delete her email alias, then convert that particular alias to a family account, she will be able to use that instead of getting all the emails from the root account?

If i delete her email, will we lose all the emails that were sent to her alias? When we convert the alias to a family account, will she lose her previous emails that were sent to her email? (not to big of a deal if they are still stored int he root account)

this could be a solution if it will let her sync her family account email to her phone

Love this community,


Dec 5, 2010, 07:11 PM
Personally, I haven't tried it but according to the link it should work just fine.

As far as transferring her e-mail to her (ex. hers@me.com) account, you should be able to do it without a problem via IMAP. You'll just need to have both accounts set up in Mail.app for the initial transfer, then set up her account in mail.app under her own OSX login.

When both accounts are set up in Mail.app, just do a simple search for all e-mail addressed to her alias (ex. hers@me.com) and literally drag-and-drop it into her MobileMe account in Mail.app. For sent e-mail, you'll have to do the same thing but drag-and-drop into the sent mail folder for her account. Once the transfer is completely done (open Activity Window <Command + 0> to be sure), you should be able to disable or delete her account from Mail.app....go into her OSX login, then create her MobileMe e-mail account in Mail.app (as well as set her up in System Preferences under her own login).

I don't have a Family account, my wife and I each have separate accounts and have for some time. However, the Family accounts let you share your iDisk with one another (nice!) and the cost is a little cheaper.

Good luck!

Dec 5, 2010, 11:50 PM
Thanks for the reply

Thought i would update on my success, i set up the family account and it went very smoothly, she now has her own mobileme login - ill have to play around with the synching computer to share contacts and stuff when I get home tonight, but it was pretty seamless
I guess if your willing to spend money, apple will always have a fix

thanks for all your help