Changing Dotmac mail name

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mustafa, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Mustafa macrumors regular

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    My daughter has her own domain name, i.e. daughter @daughter.com. How can she use this name in place of her daughter@mac.com dotmac email name? There doesn't seem to be a preference that covers this.
     
  2. vocaro macrumors regular

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    You mean when she sends an email, she wants the From address to be something of her choosing, not user@mac.com? Sorry, not possible. dotMac's policies do not allow it, even though other email providers do. :(

    See http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?13@29.YWKSaJZ0VoH.0@.68a24008/24

    I work around it by sending mail through an SMTP server provided by my school and retrieving mail via .Mac.

    If you don't like the situation, you should send feedback to Apple. Maybe if enough users complain, they'll fix the problem.
     
  3. Mustafa thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm sure it did...

    This is strange. When my daughter got her iBook in December, she was happily mailing back and forth using her dotmac account and her own domain name. Then she allowed the dotmac account to lapse at the end of the free period. When I resubscribed her and went through the 'We want you back' screens, I'm certain the first field asked if she had another domain name she wanted to use. We put it in, but it doesn't seem to work for incoming.
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    incoming mail? You will have to add another email account in Mail.app that uses the appropriate IMAP/POP servers provided by your web host/domain registrar. Many domain registrars offer email forwarding service so anything@yourdomain.com could be forwarded to your .mac email account - that may be easier than configuring mutiple boxes.
     

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