It's all in the title, but I'll spell it out:

Let's say my primary Gmail address is [email protected], and my alias is [email protected].

I have my personal mail server forwarding mail addressed to [email protected] to [email protected] and I'm using my SMTP server to send mail via [email protected] using Gmail.

Someone sends me an email: Crab party inquiry to [email protected] and I check it in Gmail. I hit reply. I want the "From:" to be automatically set to [email protected] but by default, it is set to [email protected]. I normally want to send mail and reply as [email protected] except when the mail is addressed to [email protected]. Is there a way to do this?


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In your Gmail Settings there is an option for this:

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In addition, also note these settings:

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    Totally missed that. Thanks!
    – Dan
    Jun 27, 2019 at 0:57

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