6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 1, 2010 1:06 PM by Marke
Arjayvee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a POP email service - att.net
I have a IMAP email service - me.com

Everyone knows me from my att.net address and I would like to keep it that way.

However, I would like to take advantage of the IMAP features at me.com.

I have forwarded my att.net account to my me.com account. Everything works fine.

However, I would like to send iPad email from my att.net account while using my me.com account for receiving. Can this be done?

In Outlook you set up send/Receive Groups but there doesn't seem to be a way to do it on the iPad.

Thank You for considering this question.


  • virtualgeo Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    Go to Settings / Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and set up both accounts. Then go back to the Settings page for Mail, etc., and scroll down to Default Account and specify which account you want to use for sending mail. You'll receive from both, but only send from the default account.
  • dwharrison Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    I haven't gotten to the point of setting up multiple accounts on my iPad yet, but on my iPhone the way it works is this:

    - when working in the mail app, messages are sent from whatever account I'm working in.
    - when sending from other apps, messages are sent from the default account.

    I have no reason to believe that the iPad implementation would be any different.
  • Arjayvee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your response. I have tried what you suggested but it does not resolve the problem.

    Let me phrase it a different way - i would like to create an (iPad) email in my me.com account BUT I would like the recipient to see in the From: field that it is from att.net.

    I do this in Outlook 2007 and it would be nice if I could do it in iPad Mail.


  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    If sending email out via the MobileMe servers or www.me.com, MobileMe will not allow emails from anything other than your @me.com / @mac.com email address.

    Doesn't att.net offer IMAP email? POP3 is a bit old fashioned these days...
  • Arjayvee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your response. It looks like this problem cannot be solved at this time. It's really not the end of the world.

    AT&T, for some reason, relies on Yahoo for their email. It is POP only, unfortunately.

  • Marke Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    The original response works. I do this all the time. You configure both email accounts on the iPad, but ignored the ATT one. Now while you are in you me.com email you should see the from being something, probably the default. If not the one you want to use, then click on it and it will give you both accounts. Choose the account you want to have the email come from.

    I have three email accounts on my iPad and do this frequently.