Gmail and multiple addresses
On my own domain, I use multiple addresses, one personal and one professional. In Gmail via the web UI I have those addresses configured and can send from them in the GMail web UI, Thunderbird on my PC and the GMail app on my Droid (eventually to be replaced by the next iPhone). But I cannot figure out how to do this on iOS. I am currently using the iOS built-in email client on both an iPad2 and an iPod Touch 3rd gen.
As an FYI, I tried the official Google GMail app, and it does not seem to pull my multiple configured addresses off the server.
- 04-29-2012, 01:43 PM #2
The only way I've made this work on iOS is to set it up on Mail.app on Mac (address1,address2) and sync the settings over.
Even then it didn't end up being worth the effort. Now I've set up a separate personal and work address, and set up both accounts separately.
Ended up being better all around.
(Though Google multiple account support still sucks and makes life difficult on a daily basis)
- 04-29-2012, 03:52 PM #4
- 04-29-2012, 03:54 PM #5
You're talking about using different "send as" addresses? To do it in the native iOS app you have to enter each as its own mail account—then you can tap the From: line to switch accounts in each email.
Unfortunately, if you have those accounts set to all funnel into one inbox, you might end up with duplicated mails. You could try turning off inbox syncing for those.
- 04-29-2012, 05:14 PM #7
You can set up gmail under the Exchange option in mail.
And to reveal the From field you may need to first tap on the cc/bcc field. (And you may need to have multiple accounts set up first.)
- 04-29-2012, 10:39 PM #9
walkthrough on what I mean--here is on of the photos from the article:
Hope that helps!
- 04-29-2012, 10:42 PM #10
- 04-29-2012, 11:01 PM #11
Account C: this account is set up so that when using it on my laptop, I can choose between 8 different "From:" addresses.
However, when changing the From address in my iPhone mail app, I can only choose between the 3 accounts listed above, because they're the only ones set up on my device--it doesn't recognize the alternate address options in Account C; to use those I have to access Gmail on the web.
If you've found a way around that, I'd love to know!
- 04-30-2012, 05:17 AM #12
- 04-30-2012, 05:23 AM #13
Just Me, D
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- 04-30-2012, 07:14 AM #14
For me, it's due to my freelance work—I use different addresses for different businesses, but have them all funnel into one Inbox.
I'm not 100% sure but I believe the Sparrow mail app may have a feature that does something like what we're discussing. I'll have to look into that.
(By the way: if you open Gmail in the Safari app, it will respect the From address in mail you reply to. Still can't change the address within the account, but you can at least respond from the correct address that way.)
Last edited by Massie; 04-30-2012 at 07:18 AM.
@sherlock, there is no such option that I can find. The mail app will not let me set up a clone account with a different email address but the same servers and login.
For my purposes, it looks like the Google official GMail app does what I need. My contacts sync via iTunes set to use Gmail for contacts and/or I found an app that syncs GMail contacts to the device, and Calengoo syncs Google Calendars much better than the native.