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Edrubin
Jul 12, 2008, 03:11 PM
SO a lot of people were griping about how mobileme could only have other emails forwarded to it and you couldnt respond with the actual email address such as gmail. I just checked and if you are on your iphone and clock the from area a click wheel pops up and allows you to choose which email you want to reply from! This is great!



ViveLeLivre
Jul 12, 2008, 03:13 PM
Yeah, you can do the same thing from mail.app too. I'm not sure about the web interface.

sgrcts
Jul 12, 2008, 03:15 PM
but who the hell wants to have to remember to do that everytime they send an email?

hotwire132002
Jul 12, 2008, 03:19 PM
SO a lot of people were griping about how mobileme could only have other emails forwarded to it and you couldnt respond with the actual email address such as gmail. I just checked and if you are on your iphone and clock the from area a click wheel pops up and allows you to choose which email you want to reply from! This is great!

You are seriously brilliant -- even though I was aware that Mail on both my Mac and iPod would allow me to reply to an email that was sent from one address using a different address, I had never though of using it with MobileMe this way.

Thanks for a great idea -- As soon as I get MobileMe working right with my laptop, I'm going to forward all my email addresses to my MobileMe account and just reply from my other accounts!

JimT
Jul 12, 2008, 03:21 PM
but who the hell wants to have to remember to do that everytime they send an email?

You can also set any smtp mail server as the default so that you don't have to switch every time you send an email.

juanster
Jul 12, 2008, 03:25 PM
yeah in mail ihave it set up so thata ll my mails are sent from one address and teh rare one that i want to send with a different one, well its just a couple of clicks away just to change the outgoing mail address...

joeyjoe9
Jul 12, 2008, 03:27 PM
I have a question: What is the difference/advantage of forwarding email to mobileme vs. having mobileme check or pull email from that other account?

ukp
Jul 12, 2008, 03:34 PM
SO a lot of people were griping about how mobileme could only have other emails forwarded to it and you couldnt respond with the actual email address such as gmail. I just checked and if you are on your iphone and clock the from area a click wheel pops up and allows you to choose which email you want to reply from! This is great!

Could you post instructions on how this works, because I cannot get this to work. Thanks.

Edrubin
Jul 12, 2008, 03:38 PM
It's very easy. In your gmail account (From web browser) click settings. Then click the "Forwarding Tab" It should be the first one that says to have gmail forwarded to a specific email address. type in your mobileme address then choose to keep in inbox, archive, or delete. I prefer archive so it keeps it in the gmail server, but does not put it in the inbox so your iphone doesn't go off twice for the same email.

Then on your iphone you will get all gmails forwarded to mobileme and when you click reply click the "from" area and it will let you choose to use another email address that is on your iphone. It's great.

ViveLeLivre
Jul 12, 2008, 03:39 PM
I have a question: What is the difference/advantage of forwarding email to mobileme vs. having mobileme check or pull email from that other account?

It doesn't show up as a forward.

jphall
Jul 12, 2008, 03:45 PM
This is great!

I was excited by this, as I thought it'd let me choose the alias address I have under the main account name on my family me.com account, but it only offers my main account names, not any of the alias addresses I have set up for those accounts.

So, my question is, should (or can) I set up an alias account to work as the sent from and reply to address?

Thanks. Joel.

onlineUser
Jul 12, 2008, 03:45 PM
Is there any way to setup gmail like you can in mail.app on leopard where you can set the email address seperated by commas and be able to choose from the list to send from?

ukp
Jul 12, 2008, 03:50 PM
It's very easy. In your gmail account (From web browser) click settings. Then click the "Forwarding Tab" It should be the first one that says to have gmail forwarded to a specific email address. type in your mobileme address then choose to keep in inbox, archive, or delete. I prefer archive so it keeps it in the gmail server, but does not put it in the inbox so your iphone doesn't go off twice for the same email.

Then on your iphone you will get all gmails forwarded to mobileme and when you click reply click the "from" area and it will let you choose to use another email address that is on your iphone. It's great.

Ok, I already have a forward setup on gmail to my @me.com address. This has been working fine. When I click on reply, there is no From field. Just To and Subject.

Can someone else confirm they got this working because I am feeling quite stupid atm if it really is as easy as posted.

Edit: Do I need to setup a gmail account on the iphone mail app also?

Edrubin
Jul 12, 2008, 03:55 PM
You will need your gmail account set up on the phone as well. Also make sure under mail settings that you have it showing the "from" field in emails.

xyion1
Jul 12, 2008, 04:03 PM
this is a good feature, I just discovered it myself today as well.

The only thing I would recommend is setting gmail to automatically archive any mail it receives do it doesn't sit in the inbox (gmail & the iphones) and basically show up as a duplicate.

EDIT: Another good thing about this is that you can delete the email from mobile me as it is saved on GMail servers as well....so you can allocate the majority of the 20GB to iDisk

ahmedrah
Jul 12, 2008, 04:09 PM
You will need your gmail account set up on the phone as well. Also make sure under mail settings that you have it showing the "from" field in emails.

Great Idea!!! i love it! Is your push moving quick right now? I would think it would show seconds after hitting send...I suspected it would move like a blackberry i.e. quick as a text...are you having this same issue?

Edrubin
Jul 12, 2008, 04:28 PM
Mine is pretty quick. It changes from each email. I've been testing it and sometimes its instant and other times it takes a second.

ukp
Jul 12, 2008, 04:31 PM
Ok, I have now got it working. I have disabled forwarding on gmail. Instead I created a filter that skips inbox, adds a label called My Mail and then forwards to my @me.com address. I also added a rule to stop mailing lists from being sent also.

On my iPhone I created an 'Other' account and entered my own personal domain name email address and set smtp and imap to gmail. I then went into Settings->Fetch New Data->Advanced and changed the fetch settings for my domain email to manual. Effectively disabling it.

I can now select from 2 email address's for replying and my non me.com replies get sent to google for archiving and I don't get 2 new mail notifications for each new mail message. Only one mailbox is polled for new mail (me.com push) and I'm very happy :)

Thanks you Edrubin for posting a great tip!

eye.surgeon
Jul 12, 2008, 05:09 PM
This is a brilliant tip, thanks.

BabalooSOF
Jul 12, 2008, 05:28 PM
Alright I've set everything, I sent a test e-mail and the phone will not notify me that I've received an e-mail. Of course when I open mail on the phone it pulls the e-mail in at that point.

Things I've checked that seem to be in place properly:
-"Fetch New Data" set on push. If you click on that button and go under the advanced tab, I have Gmail set on Manual, and @me set as push.
-"Mail, Contacts, Calendars," by clicking on @me account mail, contact, calendars, bookmarks all say "on."
-As someone mentioned earlier about changing smtp, such that when you reply to an email from the @me account, you can reply from another address. So under account info my outgoing server is smtp.gmail.com


As I said, I feel as though everything is in place. Any reason why I'm not getting e-mails instantly on my phone? Could apple still be experiencing issues?

Edrubin
Jul 12, 2008, 05:30 PM
SO Originally I created my mobileme email on the iphone. I then decided I wanted to have it in apple mail on my imac as well. I created it in apple mail and then i went to itunes to sync that email and delete the one i originally did on my iphone, but on itunes it shows @mac.com not @me.com and after i synced it on my iphone it was @mac.com. Why would it do that???

BabalooSOF
Jul 12, 2008, 05:34 PM
SO Originally I created my mobileme email on the iphone. I then decided I wanted to have it in apple mail on my imac as well. I created it in apple mail and then i went to itunes to sync that email and delete the one i originally did on my iphone, but on itunes it shows @mac.com not @me.com and after i synced it on my iphone it was @mac.com. Why would it do that???

In system preferences does it say .Mac or MobileMe under "Internet & Network?" If it says .Mac, you'll need to click it, and when I did so, a message popped up notifying me that there was an update available.

Edrubin
Jul 12, 2008, 05:36 PM
It says Mobileme

BabalooSOF
Jul 12, 2008, 05:44 PM
It says Mobileme

When you plug it into itunes, under the info tab, my contacts says "your contacts are being pushed to your iphone over the air from MobileMe." The same thing for Calendars.

Now I did not check the "sync selected mail accounts" under Mail Accounts. Did you check that?

Edrubin
Jul 12, 2008, 05:54 PM
I no longer check it and just created it on my phone and apple mail but don't sync them, which means i can't sync the folders I create, but thats ok. It is jus tweird that itunes says @mac

rpmosley
Jul 12, 2008, 05:58 PM
You will need your gmail account set up on the phone as well. Also make sure under mail settings that you have it showing the "from" field in emails.

OK, i did this had a problem. I had gmail forwarding to my mobileme account, with instructions to also archive any messages. It didn't work. Messages were getting forwarded to mobileme while also showing up on my gmail account.

I want to be able to reply/send mail from both accounts, but the only way I was able to stop recieving duplicate messages was to just have mobileme on the phone and accept that I wouldn't be able to author from my gmail address. Got any suggestions?

jc1350
Jul 12, 2008, 07:44 PM
Ok, I have now got it working. I have disabled forwarding on gmail. Instead I created a filter that skips inbox, adds a label called My Mail and then forwards to my @me.com address. I also added a rule to stop mailing lists from being sent also.


If you forward, doesn't that:

1. mess up true time stamps for messages (may not be a big deal)
2. won't replies go to your gmail address since your me-mail received the message from that and not the original sender?

tefleming
Jul 12, 2008, 07:51 PM
If you forward, doesn't that:

1. mess up true time stamps for messages (may not be a big deal)
2. won't replies go to your gmail address since your me-mail received the message from that and not the original sender?

No on both accounts.

The only thing I wish I could do is set the default from address to my gmail - anybody figured out a way? (Gmail is my default account, but default from address for replies is whatever account the mail was pulled from)

skwoytek
Jul 12, 2008, 08:18 PM
I tried this two nights ago.

My issue was that I save sent mail. The mail that I sent ended up in my non-me sent box. Therefore, hitting sent in my mobileme account on iPhone resulted in an empty sent box.

Where are your sent messages going?

tefleming
Jul 13, 2008, 07:02 PM
My sent mail goes to Gmail All Mail

tallyho
Jul 13, 2008, 07:08 PM
OK so is there a way to get mail to move automatically from Gmail's sent mail folder to mobileme's sent folder, without having to drag it there manually in mail.app?

gt9228a
Jul 13, 2008, 08:17 PM
So I guess by using this and a google apps personal domain account I could send mail from this domain account using the same method described here?

Im new to the iphone, but can I set up a google apps mail account in the iphone?

If so, has anyone tried this?

tallyho
Jul 15, 2008, 05:49 AM
My sent mail goes to Gmail All Mail

OK so is there a way to get mail to move automatically from Gmail's sent mail folder to mobileme's sent folder, without having to drag it there manually in mail.app?

Any ideas? I have tried to follow the advice in other threads but cannot get sent mail to appear in MobileMe sent folder unless I use smtp.me.com (and then I can obviously only use my @me.com address)

drjjw
Jul 15, 2008, 06:23 AM
You just solved a very frustrating problem with this tip. Thanks to GMail as well for allowing this functionality!!!!

tjcampbell
Jul 15, 2008, 06:45 AM
This is great for aliases.