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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address Apps
If you have multiple FaceTime devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, Multiple Macs, etc. The iPhone's ID is the phone number, but the rest use an e-mail address. If you don't want them all to ring when someone is trying to contact you, then they each need a different address. You could set up a separate e-mail address for each device, but that's a pain.

All you need to do to have multiple IDs per e-mail address is append '+something' to the e-mail address. For example if your e-mail address is jon@example.com and you wanted to have a separate FaceTime address for your iPad and for your Mac you could use: jon+mac@example.com and jon+ipad@example.com.

As an aside, e-mails sent to jon+mac@example.com and jon+ipad@example.com will still go to jon@example.com as well. In general adding '+something' to your e-mail is a useful way to keep track of who is sending you mail (provided the services support it).

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one, yet. As soon as I get an iPad 2 I will revisit this, though.]
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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address
Authored by: urandrod on Mar 16, '11 08:20:43AM

I was hoping you could elaborate on this one a little bit. I am left confused. I have Facetime for Mac both at work and at home; i have Facetime on my iPhone and Facetime on my iPad.

They are all linked to the same address.

I can't seem to make it work at all. To begin with, I don't know how to append email addresses and where. I use all my contacts as Google Contacts.

If I can make this work, this would be brilliant.



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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address
Authored by: Slinkwyde on Mar 16, '11 08:28:05AM

I was under the impression that "+something" was a Gmail feature, not something common to email providers in general. Was I mistaken?



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Depends on your email service
Authored by: lowbatteries on Mar 16, '11 08:45:23AM

I suggest to try it with your own email before proceeding. It is known to work with Google and MobileMe, and with Yahoo you use a hyphen instead of a plus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_address#Address_tags

Edited on Mar 16, '11 08:46:10AM by lowbatteries



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Depends on your email service
Authored by: everkleer80 on Mar 16, '11 09:39:12AM

I usually use this when I enter my email address on websites, in an attempt to try to identify where some of my spam is coming from. I don't know about the other services, but I know in gmail that you can also put periods anywhere in your username and still have the email get to you (ex. myuser.nam.e@gmail.com goes to myusername@gmail.com.) This is at least somewhat useful when sites will not accept a '+' in the username - I just keep a record of where I have used which username.



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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address
Authored by: JonLaliberte on Mar 16, '11 11:58:27AM

Sorry about that guys. As someone else posted the '+' feature seems to only work with certain email services (GMail, and MobileMe are supported), some services allow you to use a hyphen ('-') such as Yahoo Mail. You should verify that this works before trying this I suppose.

To those asking where to do this, go to your Settings (on iOS devices) and go to FaceTime settings and click "Add Another Email" and enter the new address (eg jon+ipad@example.com). After you add this address you will be able to remove the original address.



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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address
Authored by: bluehz on Mar 16, '11 02:20:30PM

Yeah I gotta say the original poster will have to elaborate on this a LOT to explain it. Simply appending some text to your email does not make a customizable connection for FaceTime.



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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address
Authored by: r00st3r on Mar 16, '11 03:17:39PM

While some ISP's may support "appending" extra characters to your e-mail address "prefix", it is best to verify this operation before proceeding. It could be a + or a - or it simply could not be available. Popular MTA's like courier and exim have support for this, but again the ISP has to enable this support and document it for their users.

As for if this actually works, I do not know as I still use iChat.

Another option would be for owners of domain names. If you own your domain name and you use it for e-mail you should be able to set up an e-mail alias that you can use for each device. As an example, roger.mac@site.lan, roger.iphone@site.lan and roger.ipad@site.lan. These could all be aliases for roger@site.lan which is the one true e-mail address.

Any ways, I hope everyone sorts it out and finds a solution that works best.



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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address
Authored by: abrahamvegh on Mar 16, '11 05:59:28PM

I strongly recommend against doing this. Every new “FaceTime” account is a fully-featured Apple ID. You don’t want more than one Apple ID, because you cannot merge Apple IDs. In general, having more than one is a royal pain.



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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address
Authored by: yrret on Mar 20, '11 05:36:07PM

This works for me.
I have a "blah+home@mac.com" and a "blah+iTouch@mac.com" and "blah+ipad@mac.com"

I left the "blah@mac.com" on my mobile devices, but my home computer to only respond to the "blah@mac.com"

Now I have a universal call ID for facetime, and a way to call a specific device.
I also changed the "Caller ID" for each device to be specific.

Great hint. I mean a super duper great hint.

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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address
Authored by: Dr_Pippin on Mar 25, '11 05:08:53PM

Great info on being able to add a "+" to an email address. It works on my Zimbra account (run by Yahoo). Thanks for sharing!



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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address
Authored by: frenettd on Apr 04, '11 09:48:29AM

Hi Jon, it worked perfectly for me using my Mail account, actually entering a different me+descriptor@example.com address on each device right in the Facetime "add... address" field. Thanks again



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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address
Authored by: jms1 on Jul 24, '11 12:47:29PM

I've tried this, with mixed results. I have a dotmac address which is my "Apple ID", and I have several other email addresses (within a domain name that I own) attached to the account for FaceTime purposes.

What I've done is add the common "user@domain" address to all of the devices (three Macs and an iPad 2), and add a device-specific address to each device (i.e. "user-ipad@domain", "user-laptop@domain", etc.)

What I'm finding is that, if I use one of my devices to call another device, if I use that other device's specific address, the call works perfectly, but if I use the common address, the call "rings" on all of my devices, but the device I'm using to initiate the call (i.e. the one I'm calling "from") immediately refuses the call, before any of the other devices have a chance to answer it.

My work-around for now is to remove the common address from the device before making a call, then add it back after I'm done. It works, but it's a bit of a kluge.

I haven't seen the FaceTime protocols, but I would imagine there is some kind of per-call unique identifier involved. I've submitted a suggestion to Apple that they make the FaceTime program ignore incoming calls (rather than rejecting them) if the incoming call identifier matches the identifier of a call which is currently being "dialed". Hopefully this will be in a future upgrade.



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Multiple FaceTime addresses for one e-mail address
Authored by: steven.xufan on Mar 25, '12 06:14:06AM

This is just brillant! Thanks for the information!
Totally saved my day!

btw: i'm using Gmail.



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Multiple Facetime Accounts under one Apple ID
Authored by: OwenH on Dec 12, '12 11:30:50AM

My boys both have Ipod touches and want to both use facetime. At the moment both of their ipods are linked to my Apple ID so that I am in control of purchases - they don't know the password! They both have facetime and I have set up their own email addresses for facetime. However, they cannot connect to each other on facetime and when someone tries to connect to one of them both of their Ipods ring!

Is there a way to have 2 individual facetime accounts under one Apple ID? If not, then if I have to set up seperate Apple IDs then assume they will lose all the music / app puchases?

Can anyone give me some assistance please?????



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