3421 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2008 7:36 PM by jaliebs80
The SMTP server used to send messages with an account alone does not change the email address shown as the sending email address for an account.
What is shown as the name and sending email address for an account is determined by what is entered in the name and email address fields for the account settings.
+Account Info ->+
+Name = my name+
+*Address = email@example.com*+
+Password = *****+
+Description = MobileMe+
Apple prevents entering a different email address in the email address field for the account settings with a .Mac or MobileMe email account to appear as the sending email address for the account. Using a different SMTP server to send messages with the account should allow for this, but you must enter the email address that you want to appear as the sending email address in the email address field for the account settings. This may not work either. This restriction is part of an overall effort to prevent spam emanating from Apple's domain.
But, I was able to use the gmail SMTP and have it come across as firstname.lastname@example.org from the phone.
I believe this is because Gmail requires using your associated Gmail email address when sending messages with Gmail's authenticated SMTP server - regardless what is entering in the email address field for the account preferences. The user name for the SMTP server authentication is the portion of your Gmail email address in front of the @ sign. Gmail probably does this as part of an overall effort to prevent spam emanating from their domain.
I am trying to do the same thing and have mine set up just like yours except that for me Gmail SMTP still shows it as me.com and the only SMTP servers enabled are Gmail ones. I've verified the me.com account in Gmail's settings too.
Outgoing Mail Server
Outgoing Mail Server ->
Primary Server: smtp.me.com = Off
Other SMTP Server ->
smtp.gmail.com = On (port 587, this is for my Gmail mail account which is turned off)
smtp.gmail.com = On (port 465, this is for my Gmail mail account which is turned off)
AT&T SMTP Server = Off
Thanks. I've found a sort of work around. With both my MobileMe and other SMTP accounts setup on the phone, I am able to send from any SMTP through any account as the iPhone gives me a From: field. I then deleted the incoming server for the other accounts to prevent them from checking for mail.
Hopefully this is a short-term fix as it is an extra couple steps to send each message, but it does allow me to do what I want to do.