Using Gmail on iPhone with alternate
It can be useful to have a subset of mail directed to a Gmail IMAP
account to be retrieved with your iPhone.
I do this by duplicating a subset of my incoming mail to my gmail
account, as well as depositing it to my standard account.
I want to maintain my standard account for all replies.
Here is the process:
In Google Gmail:
Select settings -> accounts
Add a second e-mail address to be associated with your G-mail account.
Set that account as the default reply-to address.
Your Gmail settings -> account tab will look something like this:
Send mail as: John
Doe <email@example.com> make default edit info
John Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On the iPhone:
Delete your existing Gmail account if you have one.
It is IMAP so you won't lose any data.
Delete by settings -> mail, contacts, calendars / select Gmail
account and "delete"
The "trick" is to set up an account
using "other" under mail, not
Create a new account like so:
Under mail create an account and select "other"
(or add account under settings -> mail, contacts, calendars ->
Use these settings:
Imap Account Information
Name John Doe
Description My Gmail
Incoming Mail Server
Host Name imap.gmail.com
User Name firstname.lastname
Outgoing Mail Server
Make sure that "IMAP" is selected (should be by default).