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I have a gmail address, say, and I also have my own domain, say I use Google Apps on I use many different email addresses on, and I don't want to log into each of those accounts to check my email. I want to see all my email in one mailbox. So I just have forward all incoming email to as a catch-all address and use that as my single inbox.

When I send mail from I can choose "send mail as" one of the aliases. It then has the address in the "from" field, BUT still appears in one or more fields in the headers, such as the "sender" field. That defeats some of the main purposes for having the domain in the first place. For several reasons I don't want any trace of in the outgoing email headers.

The workaround solution I've been using is to log into the relevant mailbox, compose a new message, and copy the recipient and the subject and (if necessary) the quoted email into it. I have to do this for every single email I send. Obviously not ideal.

Is there a better way? That is to say: Is there a way to send mail from the catch-all, choose "send mail as", and not have appear anywhere in the headers?

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I have a very similar problem: I set up gmail with an embarrassing username I created as a teenager which friends and family use (let's call it, then later created a serious email account ( which I set as the default and send mail as for all mail - but I was recently shocked to discover that emails sent from had as the sender, showing on some email clients as via Did you ever find a working solution? – user568458 Apr 4 '14 at 10:19

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I do this also, and it works fine for me, but all of my email addresses are You may have to use one of the emails in the account as your base rather than your

That also might be better if you have less of an issue if your remains in the header when you use as your sender.

Not sure it's the perfect solution, but maybe better than your current one.

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Google Apps for Business supports delegation, so you easily can dip in and out of the various mailboxes you have.

You could also consolidate your multiple gApps mailboxes into one inside gApps, and use Send As in the same way. You could then create filters to automatically label incoming mail to keep the different streams separate.

Also consider using Groups.

But give up on your account for these purposes.

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