Thursday, August 25, 2005

Change Your From Address in Gmail

I've been managing my email from my Gmail account for some time. I was always able to set the reply-to field to crazybob at, but my emails still said they were from my Gmail account. Not anymore. Gmail now allows you to change your from address. Click "Settings" and then "Accounts" to add new addresses. The best part is you can have multiple from addresses. When you compose an email, you can choose a from address from a dropdown list. I've needed this desperately for some time. In the past, I used to create custom email addresses each time I signed up for something. Though gmail already supported additional addresses (for example crazyboblee+foo at my emails would still say they were from my gmail address and people would still know what my real email address is (just drop the +foo). No more. Now I can create custom addresses (for example foo at and still send to mailing lists.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like just the thing that I want to do with my gmail account, but... I don't see the option that you described under the Settings page! There is no Accounts tab (just Account settings which describes the google account) and I can't see the option under any of the existing tabs. Can you tell me where the option is or if you need to do something to enable it?


2:13 AM  
Blogger Bob Lee said...

Sounds like they're rolling it out incrementally. Keep an eye out.

11:40 AM  
Blogger tony said...

The Accounts tab is only there if your language is set to English US.

I'm sure it will appear in the other languages soon, and I'll be able to switch back to English UK

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, this feature rocks!
My buddy told me about it some
time back and at first I confused
it with the "reply-to" setting,
which has been around for a while.
But this actually SPOOFS the address
(they do verify that you own it, so
it's on the up and up), which is
even better! Way to go Google!


11:56 PM  
Blogger Aung said...

can i change my gmail user name

4:38 AM  

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