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BethPNW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

on my ipad when I set up email accounts, i can enter multiple addresses in the Email field, separated by a comma, which is located on the keyboard far right, second symbol screen.

On my iphone 5 there's NO COMMA that I can find on any of the three Keyboard screens when you're in the Email field.

 

What's up with that?

I'm running ios 6 on both devices


iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (13,170 points)

    I assume you want to know how to send emails to multiple recipients.  If that is the case what you do is open a new email message window, enter the first recipient's email address and then tap on the + and either choose the next recipient from your contact or tap cancel and then manually enter the next address and so on.

  • 2. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    BethPNW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    no. I want to be able to choose the From address e.g. beth@gmail.com or beth@xyz.com

  • 3. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (13,170 points)

    Ok just start adding "Beth" in the address window and if "Beth" has two email addresses you should be presented with a list and you choose the address you want by tapping on it

  • 4. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (13,170 points)

    Or are you asking how to set up multiple addresses for a person in contacts?  If so in an existing contact  you tap edit and go down to email field and enter an email address.  Once you do a further window for entering another address appears and so on

  • 5. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,495 points)

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  • 6. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,495 points)

    BethPNW wrote:

     

    no. I want to be able to choose the From address e.g. beth@gmail.com or beth@xyz.com

    If you have multiple mail accounts set up on your device, when you initiate a new message just tap on the "From" field to get a pull-down choice of which account to send the e-mail from.  Note that the first time you tap, the Mail app will expose the cc: and bcc: fields, so just tap the "From" field again to see the pull-down.

     

    I don't have my iPad right now, but this is how it works on my iPhone with iOS 6.

  • 7. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    BethPNW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This isn't what I'm talking about!  When I creat an email, there is a From: field.  This is the address the recipient will see as the Reply To address.  I want to select from more than one address.  I can do this by creating multiple email accounts but they must be active and that means I sometimes get 2 copies of emails.  on my ipad, there is the option to add a second (and third etc) address in the Email field when you creat the account and that address becomes available to select as the From address.  But it requires a comma and that comma isn't in the keyboard on the iphone or itouch.

  • 8. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    BethPNW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks - you're right about that function.  But the keeping the multiple accounts active is pulling copies of the same email.  Maybe I can figure out how to stop that...

  • 9. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,495 points)

    BethPNW wrote:

     

    But the keeping the multiple accounts active is pulling copies of the same email.

    Can you explain what you mean by that?

  • 10. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    BethPNW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here's the scenario:

    I have a yahoo account that's primary so it has my yahoo address as the default in the from field.

    I have an xyz company address that forwards to my yahoo account so that all my mail is in one place.  But i want to be able to send from xyz company.

    If I create a second mail account for xyz it does show in the From field, but only if that account is active and thus fetching mail - which in this case is a second copy of the one forwarded to my yahoo account.

    does that make sense?

  • 11. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,495 points)

    Now I understand.  I think your only options are to either:

     

    1- Stop forwarding xyz e-mail to Yahoo, create a xyz account on your iPhone, leave it turned on, and view all your mail from the "All Inboxes" folder which unifies all your accounts into one place.  When you reply to a message it will use whatever From address the original message came to (or you can change the From as described above).

     

    2- Keep forwarding xyz e-mail to Yahoo, create an xyz account on your iPhone, leave it turned on but disregard messages in its Inbox and only look at the ones in Yahoo.

     

    #1 won't help you if you're forwarding xyz e-mail to Yahoo to consolidate e-mail on your computer as well as your iPhone.

  • 12. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    BethPNW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. You're very helpful and it's much appreciated. 

    I do still wonder why there is a comma option available on the ipad but not the iphone/itouch.  I keep hoping I'll find it hidden behind another key but so far no luck.  It makes this particular function much easier to set up on the ipad.

  • 13. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (13,170 points)

    I think what you are asking is if there is a way of sending the same message to one recipient from two separate accounts at the same time?  IF that is the case then I dont think that was ever possible.  I have looked on my ipad and on my iphone and it is only possible to select one email account as the default account and when you send a message to someone it appears to them as having come from the default account

  • 14. Re: how do you set up multiple from addresses in mail
    Doug Lerner2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,030 points)

    Beth, I ran into the same issue.

     

    What I did was this:

     

    (1) Go into the Note app and enter your comma-delimited list of email addresses.

     

    (2) Copy the list and paste it into the Mail settings where you tried to enter it.

     

    It works fine that way.

     

    Note however that if you are using the default Gmail settings there isn't a separate field for your email address and username - they are the same. So you will get an error when you try to save. However, if you use the manual setup where there are separate fields for username and email address this will work.

     

    You can even add the extra email addresses to another non-Gmail account and when you try to send you can select the alternate email address.

     

    doug

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