How to Set Up and Send from Your Default “From” Email Address on the iPad

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One of the biggest (and indeed only) frustrations for people who use the iPad (be it iPad 2, iPad 3, or originally flavor iPad) for business, or even for personal email use if you don’t use a Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL or other webmail address) is that the native mail app on the iPad will only use your webmail address as your “From” address, even if you have a different default email address set within your webmail app. For example, your Gmail address may be example@gmail.com, but you may have example@yourdomain.com set as your default “From:” address in Gmail, and Gmail will honor that, but the mail app on your iPad will insist on sending your email ‘from’ your example@gmail.com address instead of your default example@yourdomain.com address. There is no way to change that default “from” address on your iPad. But it turns out that there is a way to beat your iPad into submission, and to set your default “from” address to whatever you would prefer it to be. Here’s how.

What you will want to do is download an app called “ibisMail”. ibisMail is a full-featured email program that works with Gmail (and all other webmail and email accounts) and that, among other things, allows you to create filters and folders (so you can filter email directly into folders based on address, subject, or keywords), and it also allows you to define your “From:” address in your account as something other than the login address that you use to access your Gmail account.


You can see it here in the ibisMail set-up screen:

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It’s very easy to set up, and the folders and filters options are awesome:

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So if you have an iPad, check out ibisMail today, and set up your email, both outgoing and incoming, exactly as you want it to be! Just go to the app store and search for ibisMail.

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