When I email somebody (that is using whatever e-mail service of his own) using Gmail the recipient can see both my (the sender) e-mail address and real name like Ivan Smith <[email protected]>. For a special reason I need to remove my name from the header and keep only declaring my e-mail address. Is this possible with Gmail (without using any extra e-mail client application)?

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In Gmail, go into Settings > Accounts and Import > Send mail as ... and change the name information under your default option to something else.

  • I would create a new email address and forward any incoming mail to your main account. If your address really is ivan.smith@ it won't take a rocketscientist to work out your name. Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 14:51

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