Every time I log into my Gmail account using my correct email address, my husband's name is attached to it. My husband is a Yahoo! user. We use the same computer, but this error just started happening recently. When I email someone from my Gmail account, it appears that the email is sent by my husband. He said he don't think he click on anything to have made this happen. I have tried the recovery page 4 times and shutting computer down.

  • Make sure you have not linked both account to each other.
    – serenesat
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 6:31

2 Answers 2


Perhaps there was a mix-up on a different browser or device. To test this:

  • On the gmail web page select account from the 3x3 dots at the top right.
  • Then under Sign in & Security (left column) check the 3 options but especially the last 2:
    • Device activity & security events
    • Apps with account access

It looks like your husband's address has been linked to Gmail and set as default. To check that, go to Settings > Accounts and Import > Send mail as:. If in the list there is an address different from yours, make your own the default and delete the other(s).

Note that it's nearly impossible to add a different address to your account by mistake, and it requires knowledge of both your account and the one to add (you can read more about that at https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370).

Maybe you or your husband was trying to configure automatic forwarding and picked the wrong section.

If that's the goal, see https://support.google.com/mail/answer/10957 to forward from Google.

Looks like forwarding from Yahoo has been disabled (see https://my.help.yahoo.com/kb/new-mail-for-desktop/automatic-forwarding-emails-free-yahoo-mail-accounts-discontinued-sln35503.html).

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