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detz

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I know there is a default account but it seems when I reply to any email the email is sent from that account. I have six email address from three different companies...it does not look too good when they are from a different account. :mad: Any ideas?
 

ColsTiger

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You can set up gmail to reply from one specific account regardless of which one you use. I would suggest going that route.

Just go to the gmail page on your computer select settings and then accounts. You can then select which address to reply from.
 

detz

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You can set up gmail to reply from one specific account regardless of which one you use. I would suggest going that route.

Just go to the gmail page on your computer select settings and then accounts. You can then select which address to reply from.
Huh, who said anything about gmail?
 
Jul 12, 2007
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Maybe I wasn't clear. i was suggesting gmail as an alternative.
IF you've figured out a way for GMail to respect default account settings via POP, please share... I can only reply as my @gmail.com username... not as my domain which I pass through gmail server. It's impossible to reply to lists that are subscribed on another account...
 

detz

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This doesn't make sense, I've NEVER seen a mail program act like this. If a message comes in from pop or imap and I reply to that message the mail should be FROM that account, not a default account. If there is no way to send the message from who it was too this is a MAJOR design flaw.
 
Jul 12, 2007
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This doesn't make sense, I've NEVER seen a mail program act like this. If a message comes in from pop or imap and I reply to that message the mail should be FROM that account, not a default account. If there is no way to send the message from who it was too this is a MAJOR design flaw.
In my experience you can can only reply the account to which something has been sent. Not sure what default account does as it's a total number of new messages from all accounts in the unread icon on the home screen. When you create a new message, it will be from the account you are in as well - not your default.

If there some actual settings for the mail accounts you could either change your login and address info or at the very least set up a reply to.
 

detz

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Never mind, I'm an idiot. If you DON'T give an smtp server for an account it uses the default and I forgot to add it for this account so it was using the default. :p
 
Jul 2, 2007
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That's an interesting observation about leaving the SMTP field blank and having it send from the default account. This is almost a feature we can leverage. Assume for a moment that yahoo push mail actually works ;).


I have my personal email forwarded to my yahoo account so I can use push. I'd like to reply via my personal email, however. Since the iPhone mail app lacks the ability to fill in the "reply-to" field of email headers, this might be a workaround.

Here's the problem: when you setup a yahoo mail account on the iPhone, it just asks for your login and password... So it automatically sets up the SMTP. If I add the account as a custom POP account, will it still push?