I have two Gmail accounts primary A and secondary B. I have delegated access to my Gmail account B for my account A. So from account A I can confirm that I can see my account B as delegated in the right top corner.

When I am clicking compose email from my account A I do not have an option to send on behalf of account B.

Is there any way to fix that?


The behaviour you describe is as expected.

A delegated account allows you to easily switch to that account without logging out of your primary account. The delegated account is opened in a new window and you have "full" control to send/view/delete emails and contacts as the delegated account. However, the address books of both accounts are combined when composing an email and when sending email from the delegated account this is indicated with "(sent by Delegate)".


Account delegation doesn't allow you to send emails from the delegated accounts email address (B) from within the primary account (A) - you need to switch to the delegated account first.

If you wish to send mail using the delegated account's (B) email address, from within account A, then you could configure account B's email as a send mail as address. But, when you send email, it won't appear in account B's Sent Mail folder/label.

  • you right I just was being confused. Feb 13 '16 at 13:30

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