My @mac E-Mail Address

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zachlegomaniac, May 8, 2014.

  1. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2008
    Hi there,

    I can receive emails sent to my @mac email address, but I can't seem to find the option to send from the @mac on my iPhone. Does anyone have any suggestions of insights?

    Thank you,

  2. r0k, May 9, 2014
    Last edited: May 9, 2014

    r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Email on iOS and OSX has become a huge pain. Apple is outrageously inflexible about allowing you to send as anything but whoever you are logged in as. I suggest a third party email client that offers the ability to separate your email address from your login credentials. I've never been a big believer that my login credential should be contained in any portion of any email I send. I don't know why Apple persists in being so stupid about this. One time I brought this up in the Apple store and they told me this was an "advanced feature".

    Advanced feature? Then how come even my crusty old Blackberry and Palm devices could do it? How come Android devices can do it? I think perhaps Apple is trying to protect the world from spammers and spoofers sending email from OSX and iOS as anything other than their login credentials for the email service they happen to be using. For instance, if I happen do use a gmail account as an "aggregator" and have half a dozen emails being forwarded to it, if I reply from an iOS or OSX Apple email client, the "from" address is NOT who the email was addressed to such as but rather Utter nonsense!

    This brute force approach only prevents rookie spammers and spoofers and costs the rest of us a lot of time finding workarounds. This brute force approach caused me to have to set up several imap accounts for each of the emails I want to "reply as" rather than simply checking all my emails in one box and always replying as whoever the email was addressed to on iOS and I was forced to pay for and install Airmail on OSX to get around the limitations of Apple is DEAD WRONG on this one.
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    If you sign into the icloud account using, it will default to sending from in Mail.
  4. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

    Mr Rabbit

    May 13, 2013

    My iCloud account is signed in using When I compose a new email or reply to an email I can select which account (,, gmail, etc) I want to send from using the second (then fourth) field "from".
  5. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    If you open Mail Preferences, Accounts and make sure 'Use this one account only' is not checked. Then in the compose window you can select what Mail account SMTP service that you have setup in a toggle bar.
  6. zachlegomaniac thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2008
    Thank you everyone. Google wasn't able to help me as much as I hoped it would. These explanations are great.


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