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A caution on changing the iPhone's Email Address field iOS devices
Let's say you have several email addresses, and you'd rather people send mail to only one of those. In a desktop email application, it would be logical to use the Reply-To setting to change the email address your recipients see as your preferred email box.

And while the Email Address line in the iPhone settings screen might seem a logical place to use the preferred address, this does not have expected results. Using this approach, Mail can become confused, and may send your corporate email via your personal account. The recipient will see your corporate address, but the message will show up in your personal Sent mailbox. Or it may not send at all, instead reporting that you have some number of unsent messages.

On an iPhone, and regardless of your preferred method for people emailing you, you must keep the Email Address line in each account set to that account's actual email address. Duplications will just cause headaches.

I haven't come up with an ideal solution, but as a workaround, try this. Because there's no Reply-To field, I suggest using a signature for all accounts that includes the preferred address.
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A caution on changing the iPhone's Email Address field
Authored by: imcquill on Jan 22, '09 08:09:26AM
You can change the reply-to in a roundabout way with this hint. http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080720093316215

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A caution on changing the iPhone's Email Address field
Authored by: batmanppc on Jan 22, '09 08:51:35AM

You can also do this:

In the Mail settings for the account where you define the from address for the account, list all the email addresses you would like to be able to appear to be sending from separating each by a comma.

Then when you are sending the email, you can tap on the from field and you will get presented with all the addresses you defined to choose from.

This also works in Mail.app on OS X.

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A caution on changing the iPhone's Email Address field
Authored by: capacity on Jan 22, '09 09:11:06AM

Can you be more explicit about the location of "where you define the from address for the account" on the iPhone? The only possible field I see that you could be referring to is called "Address", and the keyboard for editing this field does not contain a comma character.



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A caution on changing the iPhone's Email Address field
Authored by: frickster on Jan 22, '09 01:54:47PM

You do it on the computer, and sync the account to your phone. When you add the email addresses on the computer (whatever@domain.com, whatever2@domain.com, etc) then they'll sync that way to the phone, and you can select which address to use by clicking on the From field when sending an email. Pretty straightforward.

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A caution on changing the iPhone's Email Address field
Authored by: hamarkus on Jan 24, '09 03:55:29PM
Two points:
- if one of your mail servers sits behind a firewall you might be able to access mail (via POP or IMAP) from outside the firewall but the smtp part might only be accessible from inside the firewall. And if you cannot (or don't want to) create a VPN to the inside of the firewall, you will then not be able to send mail from your iPhone with this account. With no copy and paste, replying to a message received in such an account could be cumbersome. However, selecting a different From address solves this problem. This is the equivalent of sending the reply via the selected alternative account, this is not sending it using only a different reply-to address.
- there is some nasty behaviour related to this:
http://elaura.tumblr.com/post/46882015/imap-mail-and-the-iphone

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