#273 accepted
Robin Hlavacek

Creating Alias/Using Correct "from" email address

Reported by Robin Hlavacek | August 3rd, 2012 @ 03:12 AM

I use 1 gmail account to access 3 different email accounts. So in MailMate I only have 1 imap acct set up - the gmail one. I can't find an option anywhere in MM to set up an alias of any kind to handle different "from" addresses. I have tried replying to a message that was sent to an alias, but when the reply gets sent, it has the gmail address as the sender rather than one of the aliases. And in the new composition email, there is no option to select a different "from" address. If there is no way around this, I will not be able to use MM as my email client, as I need to specify the "from" address in a new email and have it follow the correct email when replying.

Thanks for any help you can giveme. Other than that, I really like MM.

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  • benny

    benny August 3rd, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

    Read about email addresses here. Essentially, you can use a comma-separated list of addresses. Googles SMTP server may also enforce a particular address to be used, but I believe that is configurable via webmail (if it works for you in another client then this is probably not a problem).

    Let me know if that doesn't help you.

  • Robin Hlavacek

    Robin Hlavacek August 4th, 2012 @ 01:13 AM

    That worked great. I think the problem I was having before was that when I first ran the app, I imported everything from Thunderbird so It didn't give me the choice of multiple 'From" addresses. I just deleted that entire account and set it up manually, using the commas between the email addresses.

    One other question: is it possible to specify a different smtp server for one of the aliases? I have all incoming mail collected by my gmail acct, but for my business account I really need to send it through their own smtp server. I know google allows this because I have been doing it with another mail client, but I can't figure out if it's possible or how to do it within MM. Any help would really be appreciated. Once I get that straightened out, I'm good to purchase it.


  • benny

    benny August 4th, 2012 @ 07:53 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    Ok, you could also have edited the IMAP account settings (opened via context sensitive menu of the account under SOURCES in the mailbox outline).

    Your other question is related to the non-flexible use of SMTP settings in MailMate. Other issues are described in tickets #220 and #209. When I improve this aspect of MailMate I'll also keep this ticket in mind.

    In other words, there is no way to do this in MailMate currently. Sorry about that. If I come up with some workaround I'll update this ticket.

    (Maybe you could consider using a separate Gmail account for your business account.)

  • Robin Hlavacek

    Robin Hlavacek August 5th, 2012 @ 02:26 AM

    Can I put in my request to add a feature that will allow customization of the smtp server in future versions of MM?? :-)

    I did figure out a workaround, although not pretty, it seems to work. I don't collect my work email directly from my account because it is a Yahoo Biz account and does not offer IMAP. Don't ask - they are still living in the dark ages and I can't get my company to change accts. POP drives me nuts, as I have to delete the same emails from my laptop, tablet, phone, etc. In order to fool the Yahoo acct into thinking it was IMAP, I have google collect the mail and then it acts (mostly) like IMAP. It's better than nothing. So to get around the SMTP problem, I set up another dummy acct in gmail, and had that account pole the Yahoo acct for by biz mail. Then in MM, I set up 2 different IMAP accounts, one for business, and the other older one for all the rest of my email accts. That allowed me to create a separate SMTP server for the biz acct.

    Maybe not the simplest solution, and somewhat convoluted, but as long as it works, its OK with me. I'll test it out for a few days to make sure it works as expected and then buy your software.

    Thanks for your help.

  • benny

    benny August 5th, 2012 @ 05:30 AM

    The “accepted” state of this ticket is for the request of a solution to your problem.

    I believe your workaround matches my parenthesized suggestion at the end of my previous update to the ticket.

    Yahoo does have some IMAP support, but it may not work for Biz accounts (although that would be kind of weird). Nevertheless, you are probably better off with Gmail since their IMAP implementation is less buggy than the Yahoo IMAP implementation.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • benny

    benny January 15th, 2016 @ 08:55 PM

    If this is still an issue for you then see this mailing list post. It's not a complete solution, but it does allow changing the SMTP server in the Composer window.

  • John Cromwell

    John Cromwell June 6th, 2019 @ 05:28 PM

    Is there any possibility that the ability to change the SMTP based upon the Google alias specifications will be implemented?

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