Using Send As for Android and iOS Devices

Gmail lets you send messages with another one of your email addresses listed as the sender instead of your primary Gmail address. This feature helps you manage multiple accounts from the Gmail interface, as well as from your Android and iOS devices. The only key is you have to own the other address. This makes sending mail much easier, eliminating the need to be logged in to both accounts. To set “Send As” feature up using the web interface, follow the instructions below:

Click the Gear and then Settings.

From the tabs across the top, select Accounts and Import, and then Add another email address you own.

A pop up will appear. If needed, you can edit the name that will appear to recipients as the sender of the message. Next, enter the email address you own and click Next Step.

Next, select Send Verification.

A verification code will then be sent to the specified email address. From there you can either click the link in the email received, or enter the verification code into the window and select Verify.

Once you have verified the account, you will be able to send mail from either account. To access this using Gmail from a web browser, click Compose, and then click the drop down in the From field. Now you can select which email address you want to send that message from.

Now that you have seen how to set up “Send mail as” from your Gmail account, you can also use this great feature from your Android or iOS devices. Note: The following instructions apply to Google Apps customers who have set up their mobile devices using the following instructions available in the Google Apps Help Center:
Set up your Android for Google Apps
Set up Google Sync with your iOS device

On an Android device, click on the From field and select the email address you would like to send from.

On an iOS device click the Cc/Bcc, From: field.

Once you have expanded the field to see To, Cc, Bcc, and From, click the From field one last time to bring up your email choices. Then, click on the email address you wish to send from.

This feature will make anyones work day simpler that has to manage multiple emails. Forget about switching from account to account, and send your emails from the same compose window. If you enjoyed this post, please +1 or share with others who may find it useful. Feel free to also add your questions or comments below.

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