The company I work for gives us Gmail addresses which are company managed. For a project I am doing, I have to work with an alias address. It wasn't my choice for it to be an alias, rather than a separate Gmail account, and unfortunately, I can't change this. Sometimes I have to send mail from the primary account, and sometimes from the alias.
I am having trouble keeping things nicely compartmentalized. What I wanted to do:
Sign into primary in Firefox, and set this primary address to be the default.
Sign into alias in Chrome, and set this alias address to be the default.
It's not working. When I change the settings in one browser, they carry over to the settings in the other browser.
How can I set things up to avoid having to double-check all my outbound email messages to ensure I'm sending the message from the desired address?
The only idea I've had so far is to use Outlook or Thunderbird for one of the addresses and then use the browser for the other. I'm not even sure that wouldn't get confused. This whole thing would be much easier if the secondary address were a real Gmail address rather than an alias.