I use Mail for Mac OSX Snow Leopard. I have my Gmail linked to non-Gmail email accounts so that I can send mail as them.

Is there a way to use this feature without the web interface (SMTP)?

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[Edited, see comments]

In the Mail application you'll want to add a second (or third, etc. if you have more) SMTP account. Then, when composing an email, you can select which account from which you wish to send it. More information:


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    "Reply to" and "Send as" are two different features. "Send as" will show the email coming from a different address than it actually originated from. While "Reply to" will make it so when someone replies, by default it will go to a different address than the one shown in the "from" field of that email.
    – Senseful
    Jul 1, 2010 at 0:27
  • Ah, looks like you're right. I guess I'm getting rusty :) The steps in the Mail application should be the same, though. More information: macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20010401111133239
    – David
    Jul 1, 2010 at 0:31
  • Might be worth adding in about the settings required to send over SMTP from Google... smtp.google.com, SSL, username & password (for the main Google account, not the new email address) for authentication.
    – x3ja
    Jul 1, 2010 at 1:16
  • Thankyou so much! this hint is going to save me a bunch of time. Jul 1, 2010 at 2:40

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