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  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (72,485 points)

    checkraising wrote




    Need domain to be used for iCloud account for full functionality just like if I were to use Exchange.

    Again: it's not possible, but if you want to expend your time and energy trying to find a workaround we shall all applaud your enthusiasm.

  • checkraising Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    When I find the solution, will you retract your negativity and state that you were wrong?  Give me a formal apology that you gave bad advice?  What will I do?  Find the solution.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (72,485 points)

    If you prove me wrong and provide evidence to that effect in the form of a testable and working process I will certainly admit I am wrong.


    Let's take one step at a time. Please let us know when you have been able to send an email from the iCloud website with a non-Apple email address as the 'From' address, using a method that other people can replicate,

  • RAM Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)

    checkraising: I too usually find workarounds for mostly everything I want, but I'm afraid Roger is right on this one. There's absolutely no way you can send an email out of the iCloud website (the WEBSITE) from an address other than the one from Apple (i.e., or


    Apple used to allow personal domain set up with MobileMe, but that got removed with iCloud. Of course, if you don't mind skiping the use of iCloud's web portal, you can easily set this up from your Mac (i.e. the Mail app) and even kind of workaround for calendars, etc. But for the web, no way! Sorry.


    AND...  If you ever find a workaround for this, share it here and I'll happily follow Roger in retracting my words... and even a little bit of praising... =)


    Hopefully Apple will allow external aliases at some point, but I wouldn;t put my money on this. I'm actually even considering migrating to Gmail completely, but I like some iCloud features a lot more and the only thing missing (for me) is being able to send emails from via my personal domain!



  • checkraising Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I want to talk with you by phone if possible.  863.669.8077


    It sounds like you have a solution for me on Mac etc. for now.


    Can we do it?


    very respectfully,



  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (72,485 points)

    As I already said, you can do this in the Mail application - the method was explained in the quoted answer to the first post in this forum (it's simply setting Mail to use another SMTP server than iCloud's).

  • Tom Colandrea Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    As for anybody using GoDaddy for their forwarding, don't make the same mistake I did -- you can't forward an existing address, you can only carbon copy it. Since I didn't want to carbon copy (and leave a copy on the GoDaddy server), I then had to delete my existing address, and then set that same address up as a forward, so that it only exists in name only to GoDaddy (not as an actual email account), which then forwards any mail addressed to that address. So far, so good, but the problem occurs when you go to set up the SMTP server for outgoing mail. Since that address isn't an actual email account with GoDaddy any more, it's not valid for the SMTP server. I found this out only by talking to tech support there; they told me I had to use an actual email account and carbon copy it rather than forward. As to why you cant just forward using an existing account, I have no idea. Anyway, after I re-created my email address as an actual account and used the carbon copy option, everything worked fine.

  • riteshritesh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Any update on this "icloud not using external smtp server" issue.


    Till that time I am forwarding all my google apps ( free) mails to ID, added my google apps mail id as a primary alias in email and spoofing all outgoing mails from outlook email id to appear as if they are going out from google apps ID.

    Auto forwarded all mails from google apps ID to id, but it does require frequent monitoring to check if any mails have been skipped by the strict MS filter or sent to junk. One needs to keep on adding certain domains to the safe sender list in outlook.

  • snozdop Level 5 Level 5 (5,800 points)

    Any update on this "icloud not using external smtp server" issue.


    Nope. Nothing has changed.

  • Ergolad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Using this same setup on iOS 7.0.4 successfully. Still works. May jump to Mavericks on my MacBook soon. Still running Lion. Hopefully the reports are correct and it will continue to function without issue.

  • riteshritesh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    With the ios 7.1 update, secondary smtp works as it should. Give it a try and write back with your findings.

  • Ergolad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Jumped to Mavericks and can report all is well. Using 3 iCloud accounts with 2 Goddaddy domains (Business Email plan with copy/autopurge) and 1 forwarded Hotmail account. Works great between my jailbroken iPhone 4S running iOS 7.0.6 and my MacBook Pro. About to add an iPad to the mix too. Will report back on that when it's set up.


    Had some strangeness migrating accounts during the upgrade. Ended up with a rogue iCloud account, which I deleted that broke some things. Setup the account up again, which was essentially the same, though I didn't have to start completely fresh. And for whatever reason, my main iCloud account which is used for syncing all my contacts and other settings now also functions with Mail enabled, rather than needing a seperate iCloud account dedicated just for mail for that username. Everything tests OK, so I'm leaving it be. Headers are fine and emails are routed to destination (both recipents and account folders) properly.


    My icloud accounts associated with my domains are named, "" and the Hotmail one is called "," where XXXX is my Hotmail account user name/email. The one minor annoyance is that when generating new mail in on Mavericks, the FROM drop down list shows 3 addresses for each account now (, & is set to default to the proper outgoing email address for each account, so it's not really a problem.

  • Mik B Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Have anyone done a similar setup with their registered personal domain email account on iCloud as have been suggested with ditto on Gmail?

  • mikefxd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For all the trouble and configuring why not just go with Exchange online?  If your running a business and email is important and you need a professional presents then spend the $5/mo.  I have tried so many ways to be 100% Apple but as a person who supports computers, my time is worth money and I dont want to waste it on my own issues.  All Apple device are Exchange ready so why reinvent the wheel...IMO

  • riteshritesh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points) hosted domains have free exchange support. Set up your email using the exchange or outlook links on your ios device while adding new mail.

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