How to remove on behalf of from your Gmail email

Discussion in 'Gmail' started by popowich, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Quite a few of you use Gmail's custom "From:" to send messages with one of your other email addresses listed in place of your Gmail address. Since these messages are sent by Gmail's servers but "from" a non-Gmail address, we have to include your original Gmail username in the "Sender" field of the message header to comply with mail delivery protocols and help prevent your mail from being marked as spam. Most email programs just display the "From" address and not the "Sender" field, but some (including versions of Microsoft Outlook) show these messages as coming "From username@gmail.com On Behalf Of customaddress@mydomain.com" which really annoyed people.

    We heard your request for another option that wouldn't show the "on behalf of" text loud and clear, and now there's a new option that does just that. Instead of using Gmail's servers to send the message, we'll use the servers where your other email address lives. Since Gmail isn't the originating domain, we don't have to include "Sender" info in the header. No more "on behalf of."

    Official Gmail Blog: Send mail from another address without "on behalf of"
     


  2. esnagel

    esnagel Director of Common Sense

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    Does this still work? Specifically, they state
    But, I still see it in my Gmail. Maybe I need to get my own outbound mail server.
     

  3. MarkJtn

    MarkJtn New Email

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    Yes probably. I am having the same problem.. How do you get your own outbound mail server? Where from ?
     
  4. esnagel

    esnagel Director of Common Sense

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    Any managed server service can do this (Rackspace, Amazon SES, GoDaddy).
     
  5. bburg

    bburg Valued Member

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    Use your other email provider's SMTP server. The one you use in the from: address.
     

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