How To Use Gmail SMTP Server Settings To Remove "On Behalf Of" When Using "Send Mail As" Feature

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I’m a power Google Mail (Gmail) user using almost all of its features. Gmail is my primary e-mail account which I have been using since its launch in April 1, 2004. Why? Because of it’s powerful features like – Search, Filters, Labels, Archives, Labs, POP3, IMAP, Chat within browser, Offline features, Smart Spam filter etc. – the list never ends.

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Send and Receive E-mails From Multiple Accounts in Gmail

One of the key feature of Gmail is it’s ability to check emails from other accounts such as Hotmail using POP3. You can also use Gmail to send mails from your other email addresses using Gmail’s “Send mail as” feature. However Google used to show an annoying “On behalf of” message to the recipient. Not anymore!

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I’m going to show you how to use Gmail’s “Send mail as” feature to send mails from all your other email accounts without actually showing to the recipient that you’re emailing from Gmail. So the recipient will never know that you’re using your @gmail.com or @googlemail.com e-mail address to send the mails.


How To Use Gmail SMTP Server Settings To Remove “On Behalf Of” From Outgoing Emails

First setup your new e-mail account from your Web Hosting Control Panel. If you’re using cPanel then you can try the following method.

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Here I’m using e-mail forwarder and a POP3 account for the same e-mail address to get emails in real-time. If you don’t want to check your other emails in real-time then you can avoid the e-mail forwarder step and instead add your new e-mail account to Gmail as a POP3 account so that Gmail will fetch e-mails from your new account every hour automatically.

Go to Gmail Account Settings and click “Add another email address you own” and enter your ‘other’ e-mail address. Click Next Step.

Gmail: Add another email address you own

Choose Send through yourdomain.com SMTP servers and enter the e-mail SMTP Server Settings of your new email account.

Gmail: Add another email address you own

Gmail will send a confirmation code to that email address which you have to verify in the next step. Once the new email address is verified you can start sending emails using that e-mail account by selecting that account while Composing a mail.

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How To Use Gmail To Send An E-mail From Your Other Email Addresses Using SMTP Server

Now that Gmail became your email hub which manages all your e-mail accounts (that supports POP3). I have 6 email addresses in my “Send mail as” list and another 5 accounts in POP3 accounts. If you’re one of those who hates the @gmail.com address then you can add your @hotmail.com account to your Gmail account using Hotmail’s SMTP server settings. But it doesn’t work for Free Yahoo! Mail users as Yahoo! don’t support POP3 for Free E-mail users.

  • Chel

    Hi there. I seem to be missing step 2 when I try to do this. I go from Adding the email address straight to the verification screen! I don’t even get the option to send through my SMTP server! Any ideas why I seem to be missing this step?

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      Just go to Gmail > Setting > Accounts and Import and click on “Add another email address you own” and enter your e-mail address and click Next. Now you have 2 Options: Send through Gmail (easier to set up)& Send through maheshone.com SMTP servers. Choose the SMTP option and enter the SMTP Server details.

      If you don’t see the SMTP Server Option then I guess you’re trying to add another Free Email ID which doesn’t support SMTP. I have added Hotmail and it works fine.

      If you’re adding a custom domain (you@yourdomain.com) then it should work.

      – Mahesh