I want to use iCloud's email service (me.com) as the ultimate destination for my incoming mail, as well as the repository of all my Sent mail. And when people reply to my email, I want it to be sent to [email protected]. (In other words, I want my pobox.com address to be my "official" address -- the only one anyone sees in their contact lists or their emailer's auto-complete suggestion list: anything else merely promotes confusion!)

In order for my outgoing mail to be copied to my iCloud SENT folder, I need to send it via iCloud's SMTP server. But there does not appear to be a way to configure OSX Mail (or iOS Mail) to send mail via smtp.mail.me.com but include a Reply-to of [email protected].

  • Is there a way to send mail out through iCloud while specifying my own preferred Reply-to address?

  • Or, barring that, is there a workaround that will allow me to specify my preferred Reply-to address while keeping my SENT mail in iCloud?

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I don't know if this works for iCloud account but it works for regular email accounts, try the following.

Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then choose the iCloud mail account. If there is account information showing the Address as [email protected] simply edit the field to be something like [email protected],[email protected]

When you send an email tap on the Cc/Bcc,From: field, then click on the From: field. You should be presented with a listing of email address to choose.

  • The address field for my iCloud mail account is [email protected] !! And it's un-editable. (FWIW, "[email protected]" is also my Apple i.d., which is why it didn't leap out at me at first.)
    – Chap
    Feb 25, 2012 at 2:44
  • It may be that this trick doesn't work with iCloud accounts. Sorry.
    – afragen
    Feb 25, 2012 at 2:57

afragen's method will work. You cannot modify the addresses if you set up the mail account as default "iCloud". Turn off mail in your iCloud settings then make a new mail account. Do not choose any of the default options for the listed services. Make a custom mail setup and you will be able enter everything manually as afragen has written.

You will have to enter the iCloud server for incoming, your own smtp for outgoing and your email address as mentioned.

You can enter more than one email address with comma between each. The first email addres you list will be the default send from for that account. You will have a drop down to select the others if you need that option.


On the compose window on Mail, you can customize it using the square button at the left side below/side subject field. There you can add the field answer to: Using this should work.

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