How Can I Remove "On Behalf of" in Gmail?

Send mail from another address without "on behalf of"

Emails you send from Gmail using another email address appear in Outlook as "from [me]@gmail.com on behalf of [me]@[example].com"? Here's how to remove "on behalf of" from Gmail.

How Can I Remove "On Behalf of" in Gmail?

To remove "on behalf of" and your Gmail address from messages you send in the Gmail web interface using another email address, set up Gmail to send mail via the alternate email address server.

  1. Choose the Settings icon in Gmail.

    The Settings gear icon in Gmail
  2. Select Settings in the drop-down menu.

    The Settings option in Gmail
  3. Go to the Accounts and Import tab.

    Gmail Accounts and Import tab
  4. Under the Send mail as heading, click edit info next to the other address you use with Gmail.

    Gmail Send mail as settings
  5. Select Next Step.

    Screenshot showing Next Step in Edit Email Address box
  6. Select the button next to Send Through SMTP Server.

    Send through SMTP server option
  7. Enter your email user name (usually either the full email address or what Gmail has already entered) next to Username.

    Username field in Gmail SMPT settings
  8. Type the email account's password under Password.

    Typically, make sure Secure connection using TLS is selected. If the SMTP server only supports secure SSL connections, make sure Secure connection using SSL is selected for sending mail.

    Password field for Gmail SMTP settings
  9. Verify the SMTP port is correct: With TLS, 587 is the typical port; without, it's 465.

    SMTP port in Gmail
  10. Select Save Changes.

    Save Changes button on Gmail Edit Email Address box

Using these settings, Gmail uses your other email address server. Since Gmail is no longer the originating domain, there is no more "on behalf of."

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