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I've seen a lot of questions around this topic but most of them are about receiving invitations to your alternate email.

I'm specifically looking for a way to send a calendar invite from my work email address which is not a Google account but is set up as a "Send mail as" option in my main Gmail account.

I've tried all the suggestions I've seen out there including:

  • adding my second email as an alternate email address. This still doesn't give me an option to create an event as the new account.
  • changing the owner of the event to this second address, and then sending a subsequent invitation from it. The owner still comes through as my main Gmail account.

Any help greatly appreciated.

  • I believe you need to make your work email address a Google Account. You should be able to create a Google account using your email address as the username. If I recall, you won't get Gmail but you'll have access to the other Google services. – ale Sep 18 '17 at 15:26
  • Ok. Does that mean I can still use the "Send mail as" feature on my main Gmail account? – Seano Sep 18 '17 at 15:29
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    Should be. Note that there's a degree of speculation here, which is why it's a comment. – ale Sep 18 '17 at 15:32
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    When trying to create a Google account with a non-gmail address I get the message "That looks like your email address. You can enter that below. Choose a new Google username (which will also be your new gmail.com address)." :( – Seano Sep 19 '17 at 8:37
  • Ah, well. It was only a guess. – ale Sep 19 '17 at 10:05
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The only way to do this now is to set up that second email address with a new GMail account. Don't forget to remove it as an alternate email address from your original account.

  • But that means having a custom domain, hence have the gsuite, right? – Adrien Be Jun 10 '18 at 10:14

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