Can existing POP accounts be "pushed" in MM?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by corvera, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. corvera macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2006
    I have a couple of POP accounts from domains that I own. Those are the ones I regulary check. Now wit the push service of my @me account, can I do something to have the POP ones being pushed on MobileMe?

    I know you can forward GMAIL to and have it pushed, so does anyone know if a regular own domain POP accounts be able to do this?

  2. skinykeny macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2008
    I have POP mail, with 2 accounts. I went to the web access and under settings was able to have both accounts forwarded to my .Mac/.Me accounts. It still looks like it was sent to either of my other accounts, but when I respond, it comes from my .Mac account.

    In the end, I guess it just depends on the settings for your POP email provider.

    Does that answer your question?
  3. NJRonbo macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
    Used Gmail to successfully forward all my POP accounts to
    my MobileMe and .Mac accounts.

    Works incredibly well.

    The best thing about Gmail over using your local provider to
    forward mail is that Gmail filters out spam.
  4. corvera thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2006
    Thanks, it sure does, but is there a way to answer from the account it was sent?
  5. sharp65 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    You would need to configure both of those accounts on your iphone but set it to fetch data manually so they will never be checked. Then when you reply to an e-mail from mobile me you will be able to reply from those 2 domains.
  6. corvera thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2006
    Thanx Sharp, so there's no need to set up aliases or anything? I was a little confused by people who have setup gmail accounts.
  7. sharp65 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    You shouldn't need to, I just tried it out on my ipod touch and it seemed to work fine. Some people chose to make it so your only sending through gmails SMTP server, but then you wouldn't be able to send via your mobile me account. There's an option in gmail to reply with the address that the mail was sent to but that feature never worked for me.
  8. iptaylm macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008

    Sorry to sound dumb, but how did you set this up on your phone? I currently have a Gmail account and have 3 pop accounts that have been forwarding to my phone before this new mobile me started.

    How would I get this set up?

  9. corvera thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2006
    OK so tell me if I'm wrong:

    On Webmail: Forward to all incoming mail, but keep the mailbox.
    On iPod Touch: setup POP accounts to fetch manually, and answer from any of the account.....???
    On Receive via @me, but should I configure the stp????Keeep the mailboxes of the POP????
  10. sharp65 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    If you want to use mobile me as a central hub for your other domains...

    on Webmail: forward your existing domains to your account(or tell to fetch them as pop)
    on ipod touch: configure your mobile me as normal, but also your other accounts but set them to only fetch manually so they won't be used. This will let you be able to send from those addresses when you get a mail from mobile me.
    on receive @me, you can also setup your other accounts so you can send from them.
  11. corvera thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2006
    I did it, I'd send an email from another acoount and I'd received on @me. In webacces I kept the "mailbox" option, so I'm receiving duplicates.

    If I just keep the "forwarding" and uncheck the "mailbox", will I loose the ability to send from that account on both iPod/iPhone and
  12. corvera thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2006
    I did it!!! It's finally working the way I wanted. Here's what I did:

    1. In Webmail setup to:
    a) Keep the "Mailbox" ability (so you can still answer from that account).
    b) Checked the "Discard all incoming mail".
    c) Setup Forward to

    2. In added the account and leave the rest of the exisiting POP accounts I've already have (the server won't send any email to the mailboxes, just to the @me account).

    3. In iPhone/iPod Toch: As Sharp told me, set the "fetch" to manually in all POP accounts, but leave them there, so you can answer "from" any of them.

    I hope this helps anyone else.

    Thank you so much, and sorry for the dumb questions...

    I'm only waiting for the MobileMe webmail to display, it only shows a spin and keeps doing it ll day long.
  13. bemaniac macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    Alright, so I understand that, except for the "mailbox ability" thing. What does this mean? I can't find this option anywhere.

    Also, I managed to get working correctly (sends back to the correct address), but and iPhone always try to reply to the email address.
  14. NJRonbo macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
    Try these directions as they are working perfectly for me...

    Create a GMAIL account

    1. Go to Google Mail and create a personal account

    2. After you have successfully registered, log into your GMAIL
    account and click on SETTINGS in top right corner

    3. Go to Accounts and scroll down to Get Mail From Other
    Accounts. Fill out the information pertaining to the POP3 account
    you wish GMAIL to retrieve mail from.

    4. Go to Forwarding and POP and select the option Enable POP
    only for mail that arrives from now on

    5. Repeat above steps for additional POP addresses you wish to push.

    Set up .MAC to push on your iPhone

    1. On your iPhone go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Add
    An Account -> Mobile ME

    2. Use your .Mac/MobileMe address and password. SAVE

    3. Go back into MobileMe configuration in mail settings, click account
    info and where it says scroll down till you find and use it.
  15. iptaylm macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    The post above is correct, but what's the point?

    You can set up a Gmail account on your iphone and it does the same thing, push will not work on your mobile me account on the iphone since Gmail does not check your POP account except for random times, so you might as well just set up Gmail on your phone and save yourself the $99 a year charge.

  16. NJRonbo macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
    I have been using Gmail for the past year to forward my mail
    to my iPhone.

    Mail sent gets received immediately in Gmail. No random downloads.

    Push is working perfectly with the above method.
  17. GuillaumeB macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2007
    Just behind you
    or set them up and delete them afterwards... the SMTP settings will still be available
  18. iptaylm macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    I agree, but Gmail email would get pushed instant, but the POP emails are randomly checked and not always an instant send.

    Maybe I'm wrong.
  19. iptaylm macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    I tried the Gmail forwarding steps again, and have re set up my mobile me account on my iphone. I have 3 pop email accounts that my Gmail is set up to forward.

    I've sent about 3 test emails from my 2007 Outlook and my phone has yet to receive any of them.

    What step and I missing?
  20. NJRonbo macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
    If you are mailing yourself, possibility that it has placed those
    messages in the SENT folder. It can act screwy if you are emailing yourself.

    Go to your GMAIL Internet (web) account and see if GMAIL has
    those emails listed in their INBOX.

    Let us know.

    As I noted earlier, GMAIL is pretty fast in receiving mail. Almost
  21. corvera thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2006
    OK it's a long post but this is what I know and what I did:

    I wanted my POP accounts (personal domains, not gmail) to be pushed to my iPhone/iPod and to I also wanted to answer from the domains addresses when I want it.

    What I did is forward all incoming mail of those accounts to, that worked but I was receiving email on both accounts (@me and domain), so in webmail (of the POP account) I setup the discard all incoming mail option. That is something that my webmail have as an option, I don't know if this can be made in gmail or other POP accounts. Discarding incoming mail and forward option make me receive only emails on my @me acoount.

    What I ment before on keeping mailbox option is that my POP account it's not actually a forward account, is a real mailbox with the ability to send messages but not receiving them.

    Whenever somebody writes me at my POP acoount, I receive that mail in the @me account and I'm able to answer that mail from the POP address that it was directed (not the @me account).

    To be able to do this I had to setup (or synchronize) my existing POP acounts to the iPhone/iPod Touch, that gives you the possibility to "answer" whatever mail received om the account from the domain it wa originally directed to. It os not actually necessary to setup the "fetch" option inthe iPhone, since the mailbox it's not going to receive any mail.

    Just to clarified on some post I've seen: I do have pushed mail in all my accounts including my own POP ones.

    The only thing that can't be done it's when you compose a message in the iPhone from the POP account and have that sent mail synched to your computer. Other than that it's working perfect for me.
  22. iptaylm macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    The emails I sent are in the "All Mail" tab on Gmail, nothing is getting pushed to my phone.

    Now what?
  23. NJRonbo macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
    Are you emailing yourself?

    Go to the iPhone, MobileMe account and check SENT folder.

    The mail may be getting pushed to there.
  24. bemaniac macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    Ok. I got everything working. The one thing that doesn't work on the iPhone (and is the ability to automatically reply to the address the sender sent the email to.

    In other words, if someone sends me an email to, it will be forwarded correctly to, and the "to" field will correctly say "", but when I hit reply, is the address selected by default.

    In, it correctly replies from the address the person sent the email to, but in and iPhone, it defaults to the address.

    Any thoughts? Any way around this?
  25. grs macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2008
    Reno, NV
    Bemaniac, see the thread with the title "Hell YES! Anyone catch this!" It answers your question.


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