How To Add Another Email Address To Gmail
Last Updated: May 10, 2021
Do you want to hide your default email address from the recipient of your messages? Do you want to send your emails through another address? If that’s a yes, we have here a solution for you. We’ll show you how to add another email address to your Gmail account and use it as an alias for your messages.
Although most people have no problems displaying their name and address in messages they send, some people value the security and privacy of their information. Thankfully, Gmail has a couple of useful features you can use to protect your account.
Aside from changing your display name on Gmail, you can also add other email addresses to your account and use them to send messages. In this way, you can hide your default address from other people that receive your emails.
With that in mind, here’s a quick guide for you. We’ll show you how to link your other email addresses to your Gmail account. After that, we’ll teach you how you can use these emails when composing new messages.
Let’s get started!
How to connect another email address to your Gmail account
If you want to send your emails using another address or alias, you can choose to connect those addresses to your account on Gmail. In this way, you don’t have to sign in to another account to send messages.
Before we start, please note that you can’t connect new email addresses on the Gmail mobile app. You can only do it from their web client. Nevertheless, here’s our step-by-step tutorial for you.
- Using your preferred web browser, visit Gmail and sign in to your account.
- Click the gear icon on the upper-right side of your screen and select “See all settings.”
- Head to the Accounts and Imports tab.
- Look for the “Send email as:” section and click “Add another email address.”
- Enter your desired alias and add another address you own. After doing so, click the Next Step button.
- Click Send Verification.
Note: You can up to 99 different email addresses to your account.
Before you can use your new alias, you need to verify the email address by signing in to that account and click the confirmation link you got from Gmail. You’ll also need to verify it once again on your Accounts and Import Settings.
Please note that you can add any email address to your account, including work, school, and business domains. Aside from that, you can use Yahoo, Outlook, and non-Gmail addresses as well.
By default, all replies to your emails while using your alias go to the inbox of your original address. If you don’t want this to happen, you can set up a reply-to address on the app.
How to send emails using another address
Now that you connected another address to your Gmail account, you can use it as an alias when sending emails. In this way, you can hide some of your information from the recipient of your messages.
You can use this feature by composing a new message, clicking the “From” section, and choosing the address you want to use. When you send your email, the recipient will see your alias instead of your default Gmail account.
Please note that the recipient might still see your main email address when you use automated replies or if you have a full mailbox.
To wrap it all up
After adding a new email address to your Gmail account, you need to confirm and verify it first before you can use it. Once you do, you can now use it as an alias on emails you send through the app.
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