It used to be possible to configure your Gmail inbox to send email as [email protected] by simply redirecting that email address to your inbox, and then sending through a confirmation email.

But since a recent change, that's not possible anymore and you now need to set up a full SMTP server.

My question is, what is the recommended technique/service to use to regain the previous functionality? Use a third-party SMTP provider? If so, which one?

  • mailjet.com and mailgun.com are two possibilities.
    – user5676
    Commented Oct 26, 2014 at 17:08

1 Answer 1


Yes, Google suggests using the SMTP servers of @yourdomain.com.

If you are able to log in / read and send mail from there you should be able to use this process:


  1. Log into your domain and find the SMTP server information

  2. Add that to the Google Settings.

Note: all of my Google accounts have the old settings so I am not able to fully test this feature. Please let us know what you find if this is not enough information.

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