iPhone and using Gmail Send As

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bisk, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. bisk macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2009
    I'm using Gmail on my iPhone 4S and I have an alternate email address set up as a Send As address in Gmail. I've followed this tutorial (http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=138740) and I have everything setup, but I can't seem to select the alternate Send As address from the iOS mail app. I've done some Googling and I can't seem to find a solution that's working and I'm wondering if anyone has this setup and working on their iDevice.
  2. bisk thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Anyone have any ideas or know if this is possible?
  3. EngageWithRage macrumors 6502


    Jan 30, 2012
    Your girlfriend's house
    Have you tried going into Settings> Mail, contacts and Calendars, and changing your default email account to the gmail one? This sends any emails as the defalt account chosen. Not sure if this is what you are referring to..
  4. carlosp macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2012
    Waterloo, Ontario
    I never tried doing this in the default Mail app for the iPhone, but I know that Sparrow let's you do that very easily by letting you add aliases. Even if you don't use it as your primary mail app, but only use it when you need to send from a particular address, then that might work.
  5. JTravers macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2010
    Setting it up that way in Exchange only lets it use the default "Send as" address you have configured in Gmail's web settings.

    To be able to pick whichever address you want to from Mail on iOS, you need to setup Gmail as an IMAP account. Then after it's setup, you go into the addresses and add the additional email addresses after the original separated by commas. If that doesn't make sense, just follow the directions in the following link.

    (I don't think you need to follow the copy and paste instructions for the comma because the comma is on the top right of the numbers or symbols keyboard.)
  6. bisk thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2009
    That's too bad that it doesn't work; according to Google's intructions (http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=138740), it should though. I downloaded the GMail application onto my iPad and it works and I'm able to send email from my secondary email address on my account. I guess I'll keep trying after each iOS update to see if it starts working on the native iOS Mail App.
  7. JTravers macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2010
    Just follow the instructions I linked to above. Works perfectly in the native iOS mail app.
  8. JTravers macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2010
    It works - just not the way most people would expect it to. It "sends as" whatever default address you have setup in gmail settings on the web. Unfortunately, it doesn't go the next step and allow you to select from email addresses you setup that aren't the default.
  9. orangebluedevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2010
    This is not true. Or if it is, then you need to clarify How.

    I have Gmail setup to Send Mail As iCloud when I'm in the Google webview, but from the iPhone I cannot figure it out.
  10. JTravers macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2010
    I can't tell you how unless you give more details on how you have gmail setup on your iphone. If you follow Google's instructions, you should be able to "send mail as" your default address you setup in gmail (have you gone to http://m.google.com/sync ?). If you follow the instructions I linked in a previous post, you'll be able to select from multiple addresses when sending.
  11. melchior macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    If you set up your gmail account as 'other' with the imap server it does allow you to send mail as your other aliases and the headers are correct, as if you'd used the web app.

    The downside to this is you don't get push. You can only get push with exchange and the send mail as feature does not work in exchange mode... Grrr.
  12. outbackjoe macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2012
    You can sync with Enterprise on an iPad

    I have 10 Google EDU users currently setup. Each has a default non-Google email setup at Google. Enterprise is setup per these Google instructions:


    Using Google Sync (m.google.com/sync/), all Calendars - including subcalendars - mail, and contacts are also sync'ed to the iPads.
    (For Calendars Sync go to http://support.google.com/a/users/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139206)

    Finally, all of my users have "Send Mail as" checked (instructions are on the page listed above), and their default mail provider (non-gmail) is used to send mail. It works great for all users so far. The only problem is that new sub-calendars are not auto added to the push...they have to be added by having the user go to m.google.com/sync
  13. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2008
    This approach has always worked on my iOS devices, but now when I got to http://m.google.com/sync there is a new webpage which doesn't display the "enable send as for this device" so I am a bit stumped!
  14. mkppk macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
  15. melchior macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    Not new information and does not solve the issue that there is no push from google's imap server.

    From January 30 it appears you can no longer get exchange access and therefore push your gmail using the iOS Mail app.

    It doesn't really matter to me since my workaround does not use exchange. I use the Gmail app for notifications (suports push and banner notifications) and then occasionally access the Mail app to send files that cannot be attached to the Gmail app. from my multiple addresses.
  16. anonymouse99 macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2011
    Just wanted to add one quick (not so obvious) issue to this .... you don't have to specify multiple addresses if you always want an alternate address to be your from address. So just specify one single address instead of comma separating multiple ones, and it still does work. Thanks to everyone on this thread, for a solution :D
  17. sfpete macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2002
    This is an old thread, but I just got this working and thought I'd follow it up for anyone searching.

    Disregard that link. The instructions are old and that exact process doesn't apply any longer in newer iOS.

    Setup instructions are:

    -add a new email account, type "other"

    -set it up for imap using the regular gmail address and (imap.gmail.com), standard config

    -set it up for smtp using the regular gmail address and (smtp.gmail.com), custom port 465 and SSL: ON

    -confirm you can send and receive messages from the regular address

    -go back into settings > (the account) > account > under imap account information, account > add another email and enter the new address you have already added in the gmail web settings as an additional address, hit return and then set it as the default with a check box next to it, save it all

    -test messages in/out

    THEN, optionally...

    -go back and add another email account, type "GMAIL", with the regular gmail address... turn OFF email sync and turn on calendar and contacts

    and then you are done

  18. GaryPaca macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2012
    @sfpete: you're right that the original instructions are outdated, but I was unable to succeed with your instructions using port 465 ... but I PARTLY succeeded with the default SMTP port 993:
    • with port 465, I couldn't get the Google mail server to verify, and test mails in/out failed (maybe because my email address is not @gmail.com but is a custom domain managed by Google Apps? I use the free Google Apps, not the paid version.)
    • with port 993, the mail server verified AND test mails worked AND I was able to add the new Send As email address (and again, BUT adding the additional account (which I did as a Google acct) to enable Google calendar on my iPhone did not work: if I add an event on the iPhone in that Google Calendar, it replicated fine on Google's web-calendar and in my Mac's Calendar; if I add an event on the Mac or on the web-calendar, it replicates to the iPhone; BUT if I EDIT an existing event in that Google Calendar on the iPhone, the edit (e.g., change of time) does not replicate.

    Any thoughts?

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