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My Gmail address is john.doe@gmail.com. I am thinking about removing the dot and use johndoe@gmail.com as my primary mail address. I know that I already receive mails which are addressed to johndoe@gmail.com since Gmail ignores the dots. Still, I want my primary address to be johndoe@gmail.com, meaning that my outgoing mail should be seen as being sent by johndoe@gmail.com.

I know that there is the setting "send mail as" where I can configure a secondary email address as johndoe@gmail.com, but this does not satisfy me since in the email source code there will be the fields "return-path" and "sender" which still hold john.doe@gmail.com. I would like to be able to send mails without john.doe@gmail.com appearing in the source code of sent mail.

I think this can only be achieved by changing my primary mail-address from john.doe@gmail.com to johndoe@gmail.com. Since I cannot register a new Gmail address with my preferred name, because Gmail ignores dots, I do not know how to do this.

ANSWER HERE: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!mydiscussions/gmail/ax6WMJB4gkA

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marked as duplicate by Al E., Eight Days of Malaise, Hydra, ChrisF May 5 '13 at 22:11

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hm not really a duplicate, because as pointed out i know the feature called "send mail as". but since this does not satisfy me (for the reasons mentioned above) i asked for another solution. please see the same thread i created in the official google forums for further info: productforums.google.com/forum/#!mydiscussions/gmail/… –  beta May 3 '13 at 9:54
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I believe this will answer your question:

"If you created your account with a dot in your username and you wish you hadn’t, you can change your ‘Reply-to address.’ To change your reply-to address: 1. Click ‘Settings’ at the top of any Gmail page. 2. Enter your username@gmail.com without a dot in the ‘Reply-to address’ field. 3. Click ‘Save Changes.’ When you log in to Gmail, you need to enter any dots that were originally defined as part of your username."

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I'm afraid your only option is to register a new Gmail (Google) account, and forward your e-mails between them.

From Google Help:

You can change the name that's linked to your email address, but not the address itself.

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Although in the OP's case they won't be able to register a new account with the desired gmail address since gmail will see it as already taken (since it is perceived to be the same as their current address). –  w3d May 2 '13 at 14:52
    
yes, thats true. i wont be able to register a new gmail-account with my desired name, since it's already taken, meaning that "namewithdots" is the same as "namewithoutdots". but thank you all for your help/infos. –  beta May 3 '13 at 9:50
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