Same issue here! For years I've been searching for a solution to that.
I agree with @steven-roose, it is not that hard to change the from field.
The problem is: sometimes when I unfortunately forget to do it, I end up sending an email from my personal account to a business colleague or a client, by accident. :/
I have 2 email addresses managed from my Gmail inbox:
- my personal one (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- and my work email (email@example.com).
The default "From:" address is my gmail account.
What is ALREADY good: When someone writes an email directly to my work email (in "to:" or "CC:" fields), there is an option in Gmail configuration to automatically select the "From:" address. Works flawlessly.
What is NOT good: When I write an email to a co-worker, I have every time to choose manually my work email in the "From:" field.
What is ALSO NOT good: It also happens when replying to someone that wrote to the customers service email of my company (firstname.lastname@example.org), I have also to choose manually my work email.
What would be a good workaround: A solution to set automatically the "From:" field to "email@example.com" if I set specific recipients (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I've found this UserScript below (whic could be installed with something like TamperMonkey) that was made to auto-select "from" address when you COMPOSE, but it's no longer available (script is no longer maintained):
GMail "Send From" Auto Selector
Also, there is this suggestion in Gmail Help Forum, but no answers to it.