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Is there a way to change the “from” name/email address on a canned response auto responder?

I have one account setup with a nickname and a filter with a canned response (an ex employee), but when the canned response is sent, it comes from currentuser+canned.response@domain.com.

Is there any way to make it come from the regular nickname address? Or even from the regular account address instead of the canned email address?

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Under SettingsAccountsSend mail asWhen replying to a messageReply from the same address the message was sent to.

Under SettingsAccountsSend mail as → edit info, you can change the name it is coming from.

It will still have canned response.

The alternative is to write a Google Apps Script to eliminate the special canned response email address.

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