Thanks to advancements in technology, you don’t have to stick to using your Gmail address to send mail from the program. You can use a custom email address with Gmail and set up accounts for any address to appear as sent from you.
Steps To Take To Send Mail From a Custom Email Address With Gmail
To do this, you first have to set up an email address to use with your Gmail application as follows:
- In Gmail, click Settings
- Select Settings
- Go to Accounts and Import
- Click Add another Email Address You Own link
- Type the email address you want to use under Email Address. Note that you have to be able to receive emails at this address, so only add your Gmail email addresses. You can also opt to click Specify a different “reply-to” address and type in the address again. Not setting the Reply-To address may send replies to your Gmail address
- Click Next Step
- If the email address you will use has an SMTP server, and you want to avoid your Gmail address showing in sent messages using the new address, select the Send through example.com SMTP servers box
- Enter SMTP server name
- Type your email username under Username
- Enter the Password in the respective field
- Check Always use a secure connection (SSL) when sending mail box if the SMTP server supports secure connections
- Verify the SMTP port with SSL enabled is 465 and without is 587
- Click Add Account
If there’s no SMTP server, select Send through Gmail and click Next Step>Send Verification.
Once done, close Gmail-Add another email address window and check your email client for new emails. Follow the Gmail Confirmation – Send Mail as… verification link message and close the Confirmation Success! window.
Finally, verify the new email address from Accounts in Gmail settings, or click make default so that it is your default custom email address with Gmail.
You can now send mail from any Gmail address or account by selecting the desired email from the From: menu as you compose a new email in Gmail.
This address is also available on iOS if you want to use it.
If you send mail using different addresses from the main Gmail address via Gmail servers, Gmail will add it in the Sender: header. This ensures it complies with the sender authentication scheme like SPF.
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