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Use MobileMe push on iPhone with alternate From address
Authored by: joshforman on Oct 13, '08 10:59:48AM

This doesn't really work anymore under 2.1 (I'm assuming). You can set it up to get yahoo and use your other addresses, but the iPhone will not let you do it without also getting your regular account mail. I have 3 Gmail accounts (plain ol gmail, and 2 hosted by Google Apps).

1) If I delete the password from my gmail account, that account cannot send maiL (its SMTP password is removed too)
2) If an SMTP server username matches a mail account, it is linked to that account (therefore invoking #1)
3) If I make an account inactive or I delete it, that address is not selectable as the From address
3.5) Even if there's a separate SMTP entry for it still in the list of servers
4) Yahoo's SMTP server cannot be deleted or turned Off, so it can't fall back on one of your other configured SMTP servers.

I think there's more, but if I keep thinking about it, my iPhone will end up embedded in a wall.

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Josh Forman

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Use MobileMe push on iPhone with alternate From address
Authored by: imcquill on Oct 21, '08 06:54:43AM

It works fine in 2.1. Add your gmail account, then turn it off (as per the first comment). Then use it as the sent mail server for yahoo. It will still display your yahoo address in the from field, but when it actually gets sent, gmail will behind the scenes (on the server side) change your gmail address to your yahoo address. It works perfectly.



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Use MobileMe push on iPhone with alternate From address
Authored by: joshforman on Nov 20, '08 03:48:58PM

How? As far as I can tell, you cannot use anything but Yahoo's SMTP in a yahoo account (I cannot disable or delete the yahoo smtp server), so it will ostensibly never use any other SMTP server (unless maybe Yahoo is down at the time).

For the record, my regular accounts were setup on the Mac and synced, not created on the iPhone.

Thanks!

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Josh Forman

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Use MobileMe push on iPhone with alternate From address
Authored by: imcquill on Dec 03, '08 04:58:48PM

in settings for mail, select your yahoo account, account info, smtp, turn on your gmail under other smtp servers, and turn off the yahoo one.



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Use MobileMe push on iPhone with alternate From address
Authored by: joshforman on Dec 05, '08 12:03:59PM

I cannot turn off or delete the the yahoo SMTP Server. It just ignores the action. I've enabled several alternatives.

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Josh Forman

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