Gmail Ie Mail --> Email App

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  1. abz786 macrumors 6502

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    okay so here is my question or situation first

    i use gmail as my primary e-mail source.

    i have three e-mail address (family, school, friends/ebay) and they all merge into one gmail address
    when i write e-mails i can choose which address i want to send from

    now if i were to make the jump from the internet based program to say the "best" mac based e-mail app (entourage, thunderbird?, mac mail?, eturo?/eutora?) which ever is best, will i be able to do the same thing, choose which e-mail address i would like to send from.

    kindly let me know if anyone knows what i can do
    thx
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    yes
     
  5. abz786 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but ive heard mixed reviews about how mac mail isn't that good

    in your opinion what are the ranks of the many mail programs available out there?

    just trying to see what others see as well and i thank you for your feedback
     
  6. abz786 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    got a question now

    when i set up the IMAP account in mac mail
    how do i decide which e-mail address i want to send with when only setting it up with one account which 3 other e-mail address are forwarded to?
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    SO essentially you want 1 incoming account and 3 outgoing accounts.

    Set up the IMAP account with 1 incoming and 1 outgoing, then after you are done go to Mail->Preferences->Accounts->Outgoing Mail Server->Edit Server List->'+'
     
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    okay thank you so much

    can i use another e-mail program like enoturage or thunderbird doing the samet thing with the outgoing servers

    btw WTF is up with shaw, i cannot for the life of me get that to work!!!
     
  9. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    no idea, I only use mac mail.

    what is shaw?
     
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  11. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    the server is shawmail.<location>.shawcable.net

    where <location> depends on where you are in canada.
     
  12. abz786 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah
    i have added that
    and the username = before the @ sign of my email address and my password

    but now not sure what kind of connection to put to it, either to connect secure and what port... argggg!!!
     
  13. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    For incoming try either unsecured and port 110, or secured and port 995
    For outgoing try unsecured port 587
     
  14. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    Slightly different situation, and not sure it would work with IMAP, but this *might* help:

    Mac Mail and Spamarrest
     

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