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Remove On Behalf Of When Sending Email Through Gmail

So you have a Gmail address and you have a domain address as well and you want to send your domain email address without the " on behalf of " message that recipients see when sending emails through Gmail.

Gmail does allow you to use your own domain to send messages but it means delving into the settings in Gmail.

Open the settings section in Gmail which is in the top right hand side of Gmail

Gmail settings tab

Now click on the accounts tab so you can see the email addresses associated with your account

Gmail accounts tab

Now you will see you email addresses in the Send mail as section

Send mail as in Gmail
Click on the edit info for the domain email address

Edit email address Gmail

Then click on next step

Edit email address gmail second stepChoose send through SMTP servers

You will need to contact your domain host to get the correct SMTP server information and explain to them what you are trying to do.

This information will vary depending on your domain name host

You will have a choice of 3 ports to use , choose the one that works for you, and enter your domain password ( not your Gmail password) as your emails are being relayed through your domain host.

Once you have clicked on save changes it will test what you have entered and if it is incorrect will give you a message that it is taking Gmail too long to respond or that the user name /password is incorrect. That means you have not entered the correct information. 

SMTP error Gmail

Once you have entered the correct settings in the accounts section you will see the following

Smtp sending email through Gmail


So you have a Gmail address and you have a domain address as well and you want to send your domain email address without the ” on behalf of ” message that recipients see when sending emails through Gmail.

Gmail does allow you to use your own domain to send messages but it means delving into the settings in Gmail.

Open the settings section in Gmail which is in the top right hand side of Gmail

Now click on the accounts tab so you can see the email addresses associated with your account

Now you will see you email addresses in the Send mail as section

Click on the edit info for the domain email address

Then click on next step

Choose send through SMTP servers

You will need to contact your domain host to get the correct SMTP server information and explain to them what you are trying to do.

This information will vary depending on your domain name host

You will have a choice of 3 ports to use , choose the one that works for you, and enter your domain password ( not your Gmail password) as your emails are being relayed through your domain host.

Once you have clicked on save changes it will test what you have entered and if it is incorrect will give you a message that it is taking Gmail too long to respond or that the user name /password is incorrect. That means you have not entered the correct information. 

Once you have entered the correct settings in the accounts section you will see the following

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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