I'm struggling to set up a Gmail account to “send as and receive as” a different email. Right now, I can “send mail as,” but for no apparent reason, the email refuses to receive anything sent to it.


  • This is a separate non-Gmail account (it's a cPanel/Dovecot account), and it's not set up via G Suite.
  • I know for a fact that emails are making it to the first email account because I'm logged in via Thunderbird (which was the only way to confirm access anyhow).
  • The server is in the form secureXXX.servconfig.com.
  • I was able to get “Check email from another account” to work, but this is not completely what I want, as it's very delayed (this is what I have as of now).
  • I've also checked the spam and trash folders.
  • Outgoing says: "Secured connection on port 587 using TLS"; Gmail offers no Incoming settings.

Am I forgetting something? Using the wrong ports? etc.

And are there no 'Incoming Server' options for Gmail's 'send as' configuration?

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So, this is not the correct answer, but the "Check email from another account" seems to be a workaround for now.

And, to make it similar to the "send mail as" importer, I've chosen to check the first two options:

  • Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server.
  • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.


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