Have a email account with multiple aliases and curious how to send email from those aliases on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? While Apple made this easy on Mac by letting you simply type a comma and string the aliases together, iOS doesn't allow you to enter commas, so no easy aliases. Luckily, however, we have a work around! To find out how to get your mail aliases working, follow along after the break!
In this example, firstname.lastname@example.org is the main email address and email@example.com is the alias.
- Open Settings.
- Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars
- Tap Add Account...
- Select Other (Do not select Gmail! This is key.)
- Select Add Mail Account.
- In the Address field, enter the alias you wish to use and fill out the rest of your information. Tap Next.
- Make sure IMAP is selected.
- For the Incoming Mail Server, enter the following (if Gmail):
- Host Name: imap.gmail.com
- User Name: your main Gmail address (not your alias). In our example, that's firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: your password
- For the Outgoing Mail Server, do not enter your Gmail information. You must use a different server in order for your sent emails to show as from your alias. I used my ISP's (Comcast) outgoing server information.
- Tap next.
- Wait for account to verify.
- Select if you want to sync mail and notes.
- Tap Save.
Now you can send emails from your alias! However, with this current set up, you are not able to send emails from your main address. If you want that ability, follow these next steps.
- Open the Notes app.
- In a new (or existing) note, type a comma, followed by a space and your main email address. For example:
- , email@example.com
- If you have more aliases, you can add those too.
- Copy the text string.
- Go back to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap on the account you just added.
- Tap account.
- In the IMAP Account Information section, put the curser at the end of the Address field.
- Tap done.
There you go! Now you can send emails from your alias or main address! Take note that whichever address you listed first in the Address field is the default address for this account; however, Mail will choose the correct address when replying to emails.
Let us know if you have any questions!
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