Email Aliases

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by MarkW19, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    I was wondering if the iPhone treats MobileMe email aliases as separate accounts? That is, they show up as separate mailboxes in Mail on the iPhone?

    Also, I'm thinking of setting up a Gmail account to send mail from MobileMe (to get a different "From" address); BUT, is it possible to have a number of Gmai accounts, and select them as different SMTP servers for the different MobileMe aliases, in order to send from a number of addresses (basically each email alias has it's own unique From address)?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. M-theory macrumors 6502

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    In short yes, if you have an alias, you stipulate your "from" field.
     
  3. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, after looking into it I've found that you could add a number of Gmail accounts, then select one of them in order to send from a different email address (but not check them for incoming mail). BUT, the iPhone won't recognise or manage MobileMe aliases as separate accounts, so it's all just grouped into 1.

    Mail on the Mac is the same as well - all the aliases are just treated as your one main MobileMe account, and can't have different SMTP servers/from addresses for each alias, meaning I'd again have to add another 4 Gmail accounts just for sending from. Also, doing it this way, it wouldn't select the correct outgoing mail address according to the address it was sent to (like Mail does with normal email accounts), so I'd always have to do this manually.

    It would be so easy for Apple to allow you to choose a different "From" address for each MobileMe alias, both on the Mac and iPhone, as you can on normal accounts. But as I'd have to do all of the above, just to get to the same stage I'm at with my current 4 email accounts, with the only advantage being mail better sync'd up and pushed immediately instead of after 15 minutes, I decided to give it a miss.

    When/if Apple make the aliases more flexible, I'll revisit the MobileMe mail idea again, as I like the idea of push email; but not with the hassle above :)
     
  4. M-theory macrumors 6502

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    Blackberry allows for it now also...
     

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