I have two email addresses that I use with Gmail, let's call them [email protected] and [email protected], the latter is integrated with SMTP and POP. When I want to send an email I can choose which email address I want to send from. Now let's say I receive an email to [email protected] when I reply I want that reply to come from [email protected] not [email protected], yet it always defaults to the @gmail.com address.

Is there any way to make it default to be from the "To" address in a reply?

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You can do that from Settings > Accounts and Imports and select Reply from the same address the message was sent to:

same address the message was sent to

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    Thanks!! I didn't know about that setting. Imho it should be the default.
    – Adam
    Commented Mar 22, 2011 at 15:56
  • @Adam I disagree on whether it should be default or not.. because usually you want to continue getting emails from your old accounts and replying with your official one! When you just have another account then it makes sense..
    – Lipis
    Commented Mar 22, 2011 at 17:58
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    That's true. I guess it depends on how you are using your multiple accounts and I don't know how most people use it.
    – Adam
    Commented Mar 22, 2011 at 18:55
  • fyi I need to refresh gmail (I used ctrl F5) to get this setting to take effect
    – User
    Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 1:46

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