I forward my work email to my Gmail and I want to respond automatically without having to select my work email from there.

How automatically to respond from the email where I received mail from automatically?

  • This explains how to make Gmail automatically select the correct From address when replying (just adding some more keyphrases for Google, since this was rather hard to find).
    – RomanSt
    Nov 23, 2012 at 10:10

1 Answer 1


Did you try the Reply from the same address the message was sent to option in you GMail settings?

Go to Gmail settings > Accounts and Import. Under When receiving a message: select Reply from the same address the message was sent to.

The works for me when I fetch the mail from IMAP or POP, but I haven't tested with forwarding. So it may not work.

Good Luck

  • I did the same as Tony suggested and it has worked fine for me.
    – grokus
    Jul 13, 2010 at 17:06
  • Tony's answer is head on, and works. I would however just like that it does indeed work with forwarding as well - as long as you can send with that mail-account as well.
    – Gnub
    Jul 13, 2010 at 17:14
  • Tony's Answer. But remember to do add an additional From: address as well, as explained here. I suppose this is what Gnub means.
    – George S
    Jul 13, 2010 at 23:06

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