Sending mail from different accounts

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by jjk454ss, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Anyone know a good way to send mail from the proper account? I have an iCloud and a gmail account, but when I send messages I'd like it to always default new messages to the iCloud account. It seems like the new smart way of handling messages chooses for me.
  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Settings > mail > scroll down to default account. Choose
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    And if the email window opens with incorrect account selected, tap your email address and you can choose any of your existing email accounts.
  4. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    This doesn't work with Apples new "smart" send from feature which tries to choose which account you want to us for you.

    This is how I've had to do it, problem is I hate having to select it, and often I forget to change it.
  5. GreyOS, Sep 26, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013

    GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Have you considered setting up forwarding on your gmail account? That's what I do. So people still email me at my gmail account, but it comes into my iCloud account. When I reply it's obviously from my iCloud account. Then you can just remove your gmail account from Mail and you'll never accidentally use it.

    This might not be satisfactory if you sometimes want to email from gmail on your phone. but if those cases are rare enough you could get the gmail app, turn off all notifications etc., and just use it as a client for the occasional email, as i do.

    edit: realise this is not exactly what you want, but could be of use to your or anyone else in similar situations.
  6. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    I also forward my gmail to iCloud. The advantage of this is that in Mail you can then just stay in the iCloud inbox (instead of All Inboxes), thereby bypassing the "smart" mail feature. All sent mail will come from your iCloud address.

    What I did for sending mail from my gmail account was to setup a new "other" mail account using the correct outgoing gmail information, but incorrect incoming information. That way Mail doesn't get new mail from my gmail account (which is forwarded to iCloud), but I am able to send from that account by selecting it in the From field.

    That's for mail sent from outside of the Mail app.
  7. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    One is my work email, and I do need to send from both, otherwise forwarding would work great. Thanks for the idea. I'm just using the mail app for iCloud and the gmail app for the gmail, I guess I'll just stick with it this way.

    Problem is I hate having the gmail app:D, and the gmail app is terrible on my ipad, it crashes constantly.

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