1. gordol's Avatar
    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 12:34 PM
  2. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    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 02:43 PM
  3. gordol's Avatar
    Is there any way, from a single Inbox interface, be able to choose the From address? I can do that from my desktop, GMail web, my Droid, the Crapberry, and I think I did it on iOS3 (iPhone 3G)
    04-29-2012 04:47 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Is there any way, from a single Inbox interface, be able to choose the From address? I can do that from my desktop, GMail web, my Droid, the Crapberry, and I think I did it on iOS3 (iPhone 3G)
    Yes, you can do that from iOS 5.1. I do it all the time.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    04-29-2012 04:52 PM
  5. Massie's Avatar
    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 accountthen 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 04:54 PM
  6. gordol's Avatar
    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 accountthen 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.
    Unless I'm consistently overlooking something, the only place to enter my email address in the GMail setup is the GMail account address, which is neither of my domain-hosted addresses. Trying to setup two "other" accounts, it will not let me configure two accounts with the same login. And I have no "From" field visible when composing email on the iPad.
    04-29-2012 05:25 PM
  7. Massie's Avatar
    You can set up gmail under the Exchange option in mail.

    http://www.imore.com/2011/02/16/begi...e-push-emails/

    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 06:14 PM
  8. gordol's Avatar
    You can set up gmail under the Exchange option in mail.

    http://www.imore.com/2011/02/16/begi...e-push-emails/

    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.)
    Still doesn't allow me to choose the From address.

    However, it appears that the office GMail app does, I decided to give it a try despite the lukewarm rating, and eventually found the function. Good thing I'm only accessing one source of email from the mobile.
    04-29-2012 10:13 PM
  9. Massie's Avatar
    Still doesn't allow me to choose the From address.

    However, it appears that the office GMail app does, I decided to give it a try despite the lukewarm rating, and eventually found the function. Good thing I'm only accessing one source of email from the mobile.
    I guess I must be misunderstanding you then...if you're only accessing one source of email, then there wouldn't be any other From addresses to choose from. (As I mentioned above, you need to add them as separate accounts--it won't pick up on any "Send As" settings you have set up in Gmail.) See here for a walkthrough on what I mean--here is on of the photos from the article:



    Hope that helps!
    04-29-2012 11:39 PM
  10. sherlock's Avatar
    I have Gmail setup as an Exchange account and I can choose the "From" field for new emails. Tap on the cc, bcc & from line. Then tap the "From" and a menu will popup for you to choose which account you want to send from.
    04-29-2012 11:42 PM
  11. Massie's Avatar
    I have Gmail setup as an Exchange account and I can choose the "From" field for new emails. Tap on the cc, bcc & from line. Then tap the "From" and a menu will popup for you to choose which account you want to send from.
    But within those Gmail accounts, do you have any that use Send As addresses that aren't set up on your device? That's my biggest issue with iOS mail. In other words, I have 3 Gmail accounts set up on my iPhone:

    Account A
    Account B
    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 12:01 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    But within those Gmail accounts, do you have any that use Send As addresses that aren't set up on your device? That's my biggest issue with iOS mail. In other words, I have 3 Gmail accounts set up on my iPhone:

    Account A
    Account B
    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!
    No, this cannot be accomplished as-is.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    04-30-2012 06:17 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have Gmail setup as an Exchange account and I can choose the "From" field for new emails. Tap on the cc, bcc & from line. Then tap the "From" and a menu will popup for you to choose which account you want to send from.
    True, but as Massie stated, you can only select from accounts you've setup on your device which is arguably sufficient for a majority of users, however, others want/need the ability to insert an address in the From field that isn't configured on the device for various reasons. Spamming comes to mind, as well as legitimate reasons mentioned in the previous posts.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    04-30-2012 06:23 AM
  14. Massie's Avatar
    For me, it's due to my freelance workI 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 08:18 AM.
    04-30-2012 08:14 AM
  15. gordol's Avatar
    I guess I must be misunderstanding you then...if you're only accessing one source of email, then there wouldn't be any other From addresses to choose from. (As I mentioned above, you need to add them as separate accounts--it won't pick up on any "Send As" settings you have set up in Gmail.) See here for a walkthrough on what I mean--here is on of the photos from the article:

    Click to view quoted image


    Hope that helps!
    I did try configuring multiple accounts in the mail app, and disabling the mail retrieval of all but one to avoid duplicate mails. And I still had no option to change the From / Send As on outbound emails. I tried configuring using the Exchange option, etc. If the multiple accounts need to be the same type of account (ie, POP vs IMAP) the mail app will not let me do that, it complains that I already have that account configured. I have one mailbox configured on my mail host that gets all email sent to my domain. And because I was having essentially this same issue on my Droid, I started using GMail about a year ago.

    @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.
    04-30-2012 10:08 AM
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