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I have two Google mail accounts: my main account (myself@gmail.com) and a Google Apps account (myself@g.mydomain.com). I would like to use my primary gmail.com address to sign in and receive all mail, but still be able to send mail from an alias of my Google Apps account (myself_fullname@mydomain.com as opposed to myself@g.mydomain.com).

Gmail provides these settings:

If I choose "Send through Gmail", I can send from myself_fullname@mydomain.com, but recipients see "sent by myself@gmail.com on behalf of myself_fullname@mydomain.com".

If I choose "Send through mydomain.com SMTP servers", then I'm forced to use the following SMTP settings:

This removes the "on behalf of" header, but now my emails are sent from myself@g.mydomain.com rather than my alias myself_fullname@mydomain.com.

Is there any way to use the alias, but avoid "on behalf of"?

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I found that the only solution was to create another user, for which the primary email uses the alias domain.

In your case, connect to the admin console for g.mydomain.com.

  • First, remove the email alias you say you have set up for your first account.

  • Create a new user with the same name as the first account, and for its primary email address you should be able to choose @mydomain.com.

  • Log in with this new account (the username should be myself_fullname@mydomain.com), set your password and don't forget to enable mail forwarding.

  • Finally, set the settings of your Gmail account (myself@gmail.com) that you mentioned to :

    • SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
    • Username: myself_fullname@mydomain.com
    • Password: the new password

Job done.

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Thats working. good idea. –  Eugine Joseph Sep 15 at 8:10

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