Use Apple’s MobileMe push email with any email address

“You can set up MobileMe to use any email address as a ‘push’ email on the iPhone. The first thing you need to do is set your non-MobileMe (.Mac) email address for auto-forward to your MobileMe (.Mac) account,” dallas2xist reports for macosxhints.

“When you create the email account, make sure you set it up as Other (not as a .Mac or MobileMe account.) Then select IMAP as the type of account. Enter the name and auto-forwarded email address,” dallas2xist reports. “(This is the email address that will show as the “From” email, even though you’re using your MobileMe account.)”

dallas2xist reports, “For your mail server settings, use your MobileMe settings [and you’ll be] able to receive ‘push’ email from your non-MobileMe account, and reply without using the @me.com address. (You can use those same settings in the Mail App as well.)”

More details in the full article here.

21 Comments

  1. Hey, guys, before you start celebrating, read the fine print. You might want to link to the original article and check out the follow-up comments. The author didn’t realize he had a somewhat unique situation and that, for most of us, this trick WILL NOT WORK.

    That is really too bad, because like another poster, I have a small biz and would really like to have the MobileMe features, but I want my own domain name as an email address. Seems like a business opportunity, either for Apple or a third party.

  2. re: Hey, guys, before you start celebrating, read the fine print. You might want to link to the original article and check out the follow-up comments. The author didn’t realize he had a somewhat unique situation and that, for most of us, this trick WILL NOT WORK.

    That is really too bad, because like another poster, I have a small biz and would really like to have the MobileMe features, but I want my own domain name as an email address. Seems like a business opportunity, either for Apple or a third party.

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    Will changing your account email setup with your hosting company sort this out?

    e.g. xxx@me.com becomes xxx@yourbusinessname.com

    Wont that work?

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