Tutorial: Changing primary SMTP server with iCloud on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator

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    Ronald Epstein
    The Dilemma

    I want to use iCloud to sync my email across all my devices.
    However, when sending mail I am forced to use my mac.com
    email address. I want to use my hometheaterforum.com email
    address instead when sending mail.

    The Fix

    1. Go into Settings -> Mail/Contacts/Calendars -> Add Account
    2. Create a new account under OTHER at very bottom. Do not use preset services.
    3. Click on ADD MAIL ACCOUNT

    Enter information from your iCloud account


    Incoming Mail Server: p02-imap.mail.me.com (this is the iCloud incoming mail server so iCloud mail can still be pushed to your device)
    Username: Your iCloud account username
    Password: Your iCloud account password

    Outgoing Mail Server: The address of your outgoing mail server that you use for private mail. In my case, for example, outgoing.verizon.net

    Now disable your iCloud account and use the account you just created.

    All iCloud messages will push across your devices as it previously had. When sending mail, the FROM will contain your private email address instead of the Mac email address.

    Note: This is done at your own risk. If you screw up, or it doesn't work for you, all you need to do is delete the account you created and turn your iCloud account back on.

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