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How to turn off "on behalf of" in Gmail


Even if you don't have a Gmail account, you may have seen an email message from a Gmail user with "on behalf of" in the "From:" field. This occurs when someone uses Gmail to send a message from a consolidated address that they've added to their account, but the message is delivered by Gmail's SMTP servers. Google has introduced a fix for the superfluous, confusing "on behalf of" language, though.

To fix the issue, you just have to set up your alternate account to use its own mailserver instead of Google's. Go to "accounts" in your Gmail settings, and under "Send Mail As," you should see your alternate addresses. Click "edit info" and "next step," and you should find the option to send using your own SMTP server.

You'll just need to enter the username and password, and you're good to go. Goodbye, "on behalf of!"

[via Lifehacker]

Tags: email, fix, gmail, google, headers, on-behalf-of

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