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Title: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Kostya Vasilyev on June 20, 2013, 03:21:22 pm
This part covers setting up AquaMail to work with aliases / identities already configured in Gmail.

Start by adding your @gmail.com account, choose to "configure options and folders", then tap Folders.

Tap each of your folders / labels where Gmail puts mail collected from other accounts, and set it to "Sync, plain folder" (formerly known as "Sync as incoming").
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Kostya Vasilyev on June 20, 2013, 03:22:41 pm
Result of previous step: messages from other accounts, collected by Gmail, show in AquaMail, each account in its own folder

Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Kostya Vasilyev on June 20, 2013, 03:24:20 pm
Next step is adding identities in AquaMail under the parent @gmail.com account.

Long press the account, choose "Identities", then add them one by one.

Be sure to select "Configure outgoing server" - just like with Gmail web mail, to prevent "Sent on behalf of @gmail.com" in your messages.

Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Kostya Vasilyev on June 20, 2013, 03:26:49 pm
Save the identity

Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Kostya Vasilyev on June 20, 2013, 03:28:38 pm
Result: the new identity is available in the drop-down list when composing a message. The app will also use it automatically when replying, as appropriate.

Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: mine.eye on February 01, 2014, 04:38:19 am
Thanks for that - very clear instructions, how to set up identity for Gmail
Please advise how to set up identity for .mac/.me apple email.

When I try
The main identity has a server type setting - imap
The sub identities do not
I copy the main identity settings - mail server, port etc for the sub identity
But Aquamail no likey
 "Data incorrect"

Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Kostya Vasilyev on February 04, 2014, 07:25:27 pm
An identity does not have its own incoming mail server setting... it works inside the parent account -- that's pretty much the definition of what an identity is.

I'm not sure how Apple's mail service is set up with the respect to identities needing their own outgoing mail server or not.

I'd recommend trying without first (this is the default setting when adding an identity), sending a test message in AquaMail using the new identity.

On the error message, "data incorrect" tells me nothing, all account/identity setup messages end like that. If you could be more exact, it would help.
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: masterpointer on October 18, 2014, 07:52:46 am
Hi

A silly question: Having set up new identities, I was able to change from the default identity to one of the newly created ones on my wife's tablet, but when I came to repeat the procedure on my own tablet, I can't for the life of me find the setting anywhere!!! - Can anyone help, please?

Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Teachermac on December 05, 2014, 08:08:51 pm
Where is " Setting up aliases - part 1, AquaMail?

Also I think it would be very helpful if the solutions to issues were posted for all to see.

Finding that a solution was found for an issue and after scrolling through all the posts only to find that it was solved without details is very frustrating!

Thanks,

Greg
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Teachermac on December 05, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
Please disregard previous post regarding Setting up aliases - part 1, AquaMail - It is available but wasn't found in a search.
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: mikeone on December 05, 2014, 10:52:13 pm
Please disregard previous post regarding Setting up aliases - part 1, AquaMail - It is available but wasn't found in a search.
That's better :)

Here you will find "Setting up aliases -  part 1, Gmail:

http://www.aqua-mail.com/forum/index.php?topic=1324.msg
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Kostya Vasilyev on December 05, 2014, 10:55:36 pm
Thank hyou.

Both part 1 and part 2 are stickies in this forum's section. Sorted at the top.
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Breece on April 25, 2017, 03:43:33 pm
Is it possible to "force" Aquamail to always use an identity for outgoing emails and never use the "parent" ?
Example:

Parent: A (AT) gmail (DOT) com
Identity (managed by A (AT) gmail (DOT) com): B (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Receiving mails -->A (AT) gmail (DOT) com
Sending mails from --> B (AT) gmail (DOT) com

I changed my name and would like to keep using my "old" account, and I still receive alot of eMails to the old address, so using the "reply with the same account as email was sent to" does not work in this case.

Sorry for the weird eMails, I am not allowed to use "external links".
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Kostya Vasilyev on April 25, 2017, 08:35:12 pm
Um, sorry I don't think we have a feature like that...
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: nica on April 25, 2017, 08:44:58 pm


I changed my name and would like to keep using my "old" account, and I still receive alot of eMails to the old address, so using the "reply with the same account as email was sent to" does not work in
Would it be an idea to set forwarding in Gmail from A-account to B-account?

And additionally NOT to have the A-account in AquaMail. So you will reply all mails to A through the account B and Sender address of B.
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: StR on April 25, 2017, 09:38:28 pm
I am not sure if I understood you correctly, but I'd like to suggest a couple of ways that might help you achieving what you want.

First, let me confirm how I understood what you want to achieve:
Messages sent to A@gmail.com and B@gmail.com arrive to A@gmail.com, and A@gmail.com is set as the account in Aquamail.
You want that all your outgoing messages would automatically be sent with From: B@gmail.com
Right?

1. If you have only one account in Aquamail, then you can disable "reply with the same account as email was sent to" and instead choose the identity B@gmail.com as the "Default account" under Settings -> Composing and sending -> "Default Account".

2. If your account A@gmail.com is set up as a "generic" IMAP account (as opposed to "Gmail" which is using OAuth2-based). If not, - you can create it that way.
If you set it this way, there will be a few differences:
a) If you are traveling to a very different geography Gmail is more likely to prevent your from logging into your Gmail until you confirm legitimacy of your login via web interface.
b) Every 2-3 weeks you will see "red" notifications that the SSL certificate has changed and you need to "accept" the new certificate. This can be turned off via Settings-> Network -> SSL validation -> uncheck.
(in the most recent version "SSL validation" name changed to something like "SSL certificate change detection").
Beware, that unfortunately, this setting affects all IMAP accounts in Aquamail.

If you are willing to pay this price for the desired behavior:
You can create a new account (Add a new account), choose the type "IMAP.
Enter: <i>Email  B@gmail.com</i>  (this is the key moment!)
Password: <enter the password for A@gmail.com> (this is also the key moment!)
Then you touch "manual" at the bottom.

On the screen for "Incoming server"
All settings are going to be fine, except that you need to scroll down and change "Login" (which will be automatically set to B@gmail.com) to A@gmail.com  (or simply "A", without the quotation marks, of course.)
- > Next
On the next screen, "Outgoing server" (SMTP server), repeat the same procedure if needed.

This will work, if your B@gmail.com identity is set up as an alias/identity in Gmail (i.e. you can send as B@gmail.com from the webmail interface while logged in into A@gmail.com account).
If that is not done, then you can set your outgoing server here to use Login B@gmail.com, and enter the corresponding password.
This way you'd be reading messages from A@gmail.com account, but sending through B@gmail.com account.
Note that in this case, Gmail will not automatically save all outgoing messages into A@gmail.com's "Sent Mail" folder. It is not a problem. In Aquamail, you enable to save a copy of sent messages to "Sent" account, and it will automatically save it into A@gmail.com  (I am not 100% sure, but this might be the default setting already. But check it just in case.)

You do not need to create any identities for this account.

That's it. You'll be reading your messages from A@gmail.com. If you keep "reply with the same account as email was sent to" enabled, your responses will be automatically started from B@gmail.com .

In case your mail is not Gmail account, and you only used those name as an example, and thus you already have it as an "IMAP account" in Aquamail, you can edit the settings for the existing account.
Go to Settings -> Account Setup. And the follow the same instructions as above for adding a new account.


While I was writing this, @nica suggested yet another good solution, which will also work, of course. In that case, if you have a long history of messages in A@gmail.com with many labels/folders that you want to keep that way and use, you'd want to transfer them to B@gmail.com.  There are actually ways of transferring your Gmail folder structure from one account to another. You can google those.
Here is one old page (some tools might no longer be active) that was discussing some options for doing a backup of a Gmail account. Some of those might work as a way of transferring messages to a new account.
http://gmail-tips.blogspot.com/2012/01/gmail-backup.html


HTH.
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Breece on April 26, 2017, 04:27:54 pm
Thank you very much for the several ideas! I am thinking about just using the "easy" idea of nica.
@StR: Unfortunately I have more than one accounts so #1 is not an option. Thank you for the detailed idea!
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: dennosius on November 02, 2017, 03:53:01 pm
I'm trying to add aliases for an Exchange/365 account. When I longpress the account, there is no Identities option. I added the account before I upgraded to Pro, do I need to re-add it?
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: dennosius on November 02, 2017, 10:22:15 pm
Re-adding the account didn't help.

Just to make sure I'm longpressing at the right place: It's right below "SmartBox", and the context menu shows "Account settings", "Options and folders", "special settings", "rename" etc. (re-translating from German, sorry).

Edit: I added a GMail account and it does show there. Is the feature exclusively for GMail accounts?
Title: Re: Setting up aliases - part 2, AquaMail
Post by: Kostya Vasilyev on November 03, 2017, 08:06:08 pm
Aliases are supported for IMAP / POP3 / SMTP accounts - but not for Exchange accounts.

Reason is I can't get them to work. Even with an Office 365 account which has an alias already configured in web mail and available for sending.

( it seems that you already found the other forum thread about this, I posted a more detailed response there )