Awesome Email setup gmail --> mobile me

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  1. blasto333 macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if anyone else has a setup like this:

    gmail: me@chrismuench.com (google app hosted through gmail)
    mobile me: ***@me.com

    I forward all my email from gmail to mobile me and archive on gmail. This gets me a great spam filter and searching/backup of email. I give out my gmail address to people that I don't know very well (such as online shopping) and I give out my mobile me address to people I trust.

    This reduces spam and backs up e-mail and makes it searchable if I need it.

    I also get the benefit of push notifications on my iPhone and everything else of mobile me.
     
  2. JuanGuapo macrumors 6502a

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    Google offers ActiveSync for Gmail, so there isn't any point to forwarding everything to MM or using MM for syncing since Google already offers it for free.

    http://www.google.com/mobile/products/sync.html#p=apple

    ...as far as iCal and Address Book, each support syncing w/ Gmail.
     
  3. blasto333 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The only problem is that it uses exchange. You can only have 1 exchange account and I already use that for work :(
     
  4. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    Best free mail is GMX.com I never had a issue with them give it a try, they forward up to 10 addresses to you address
     
  5. JuanGuapo macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, yes, that is true. One of the few shortcomings of the iPhone. :(
     
  6. rowsdower macrumors 6502

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    Just a suggestion: Set the catchall address in Google Apps and then give a unique address to people/sites you don't trust (e.g. amazon@chrismuench.com). Then you can always tell who is giving your address away (or selling it), and you can block a specific address if it gets a lot of spam.
     
  7. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    This is a great suggestion. I've been doing this for years at all of the websites I sign up for. Then, when one of them inevitably sells your name off, you can filter that email address directly to the garbage...
     
  8. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, you can have multiple Exchange Accounts if you are Jailbroken. Not sure which firmwares it works on tho, but it should work across all of them
     
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    I actually go the other way - I have mm forwarded to gmail. I do lose push, but that's ok. My personal email is stuff from friends and family that I really don't need to see the second it comes in (if it's that urgent they text).

    The reason I do this is to get all of my email in the gmail web interface, which is about 100x better than mm webmail. I love the rest of mm, but the webmail is just embarassing.
     

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