This might be what I needs - thanks. Bit before I do the changes I have these Q's.
Doing this... will that change the push function of emails and notes? Does this mean that all the devises should collect mails from the icloud sever with interval = no push function of mails? And what about notes? will they be synced to all devises.
Basically what you are doing with my system is sending your mails to iCloud and iCloud delivers them as normal using its own push service. The push service is not as good as blackberry but it still pushes the email and it will push at the same time to all devices. So when i get an email and I am at my MBP, that will ping, then my iPad and iPhone all within seconds of each other.
With the notes function. I am assuming that this is the same as I use the notes on my iPhone but not on my iPad much and when I do they end up in my email inbox aswell. So in answer to your question I think this will work with out a problem.
Hope it works for you.
For some reasons IMAP Push really works for iCloud accounts on iOS. Apple says, IMAP Push is not supported and for Gmail IMAP I can say it really does not.
I think the standard iCloud mail settings are nothing else than a masked IMAP account with Push IDLE turned on.
Too sad you can't reply with you own mail domain on icloud.com.
You can reply from your own domain if you follow the steps in my main answer. I use iCloud for my mail as I like the fact that it syncs automatically across my devices, but I wanted to use my long standing email address. If you manually configure the settings then you will have your emails from your domain sent to iCloud and then you can reply from iCloud but the reply will look like it has come from your domain.
Also if you configure it like above a copy of the email will be stored in both the iCloud sent items and your domain's sent items.
Give it a go.
Perhaps to use the service from the web in addition to from your devices. And, from the web, other providers allow you to use other From: addresses that you control (and to use a personal domain). For example, Yahoo does (and it sounds like Google might as well). It's convenient to have one point that consolidates your email and is accessible in many ways. If Apple wants to get more of our business, they migth consider doing it as well.
Your solution looks amazing if you are not using your @me.com e-mail address for anything. I actually use my @me.com e-mail address and some e-mail aliases (which you can setup with iCloud) for personal use. Basically I still want to be able to receive my @me.com e-mail addresses and reply with my @me.com e-mail address, but I also want to be able to use my own email domain e-mail addresses and have them pushed to my iPhone, iPad, etc. and be synced and then reply with my own e-mail domain address. Is this possible to have both things happening?
Hi there, I do the same thing, but easier.
1. I use iCloud for contacts, bookmarks, photo stream, documents and data, back to my Mac, find my Mac.
2. I use my own domain with Gmail.
3. I access Gmail via IMAP on iPhone, iPad, MacBook etc.
In essence, I don't need iCloud, since my email provider (Gmail) allows use of my own domain. Using iCloud would just add complexity, I prefer it simple. I realise the push is different/better with iCloud, but that's not an issue for me.
Cheers, hope that adds something, hope you find solution that works for you.
I really like James's solution above, and have something similar set-up myself, but there are still some issues if the e-mail addresses you want people to see are NOT gmail.com accounts.
I have a personal domain @adrian.co.uk which is hosted by Madasafish. I've had this for over 15 years and this is my main personal e-mail address
I also have a company domain @company.co.uk which is hosted by Pickaweb. I've not had this long, but had a previous company e-mail through Pickaweb for 9 years
Both provide a mail forwarding service, which is use to forward to my email@example.com account, which I've been using since switching across to the Mac 4/5 years ago. This means that all e-mail I receive ends up in firstname.lastname@example.org and pushes out to all by iDevices
The issue I have is being able to send e-mails from @adrian.co.uk or @company.co.uk and the only free solution I've found is using gmail.
Just in case anyone replies to the @gmail.com accounts, I also have both accounts forwarding mail to my email@example.com account.
In Mail I have 3 accounts. My firstname.lastname@example.org account for sending and receiving (so I can send from email@example.com if I want, and I even have an iCloud alias to send from firstname.lastname@example.org!) and 2 gmail accounts - personal and company - which are just used for sending from @adrian.co.uk and @company.co.uk.
The only issue with this solution is that mail received using the "send mail as" accounts is displayed as "adrian [email@example.com] on behalf of adrian [@adrian.co.uk]" or "adrian [firstname.lastname@example.org] on behalf of adrian [@company.co.uk]" Replies to these e-mails goes back to the correct accounts (i.e. not back through gmail) and is then forwarded to email@example.com, but it would be nice if I didn't have the "on behalf of" details in the address.
The solution works, and means I can receive and send mail from any iDevices but it would be much cleaner if you could just use iCloud SMTP to send mail with another domain name!
@Sebastian and jiceman,
I'm with you -- this workaround is a bit cumbersome, but it works -- on Macs and iDevices only. What I miss is the ability to use the icloud.com web interface to send email as if from another domain.
My guess is that Apple will at some point add this functionality both to the web-based mail at icloud.com and in the Mail apps in MacOS and iOS. iCloud has some way to go to full maturity, but we'll get there. Patience.
Thanks, it really sound obvious once you read it!
- Can you make it work with the new iOs Sparrow client. I'm not being able to configure it.
- Is there any chance to have the possibility to choose between 2 different email addresses for the outgoing messages. I mean, 90% of my emails are sent from my old non-icloud address, but how could I use the iCloud address when I need it?
Yes, you can do this in Sparrow in iOS (and on Mac OS). Just make a new alias in the app settings for each of the email addresses you want to use. You can then select the one you want for each message.
In iOS Sparrow, just make your message as usual, and then tap the header at the top that says "Send from: (email address)". You'll get a list of the aliases you made and can pick any one.
Still, what I would like to see is to have this option in the iCloud web email interface!