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

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Emails you send from Gmail using another email address appear in Outlook as "from [me] 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, you can set up Gmail to send mail via the alternate email address server.

  1. Click the Settings icon in Gmail.

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  2. Select Settings from the menu.

    Turn off Gmail Conversation View
  3. Go to the Accounts and Import tab.

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

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  5. Select Next Step.

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

    Screenshot of Send through SMTP servers option
  7. Enter your email user name (usually either the full email address or what Gmail has already entered) under Username.

    Screenshot of email address in Username field
  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.

    Screenshot of Password field
  9. Verify the SMTP port is correct: with TLS, 587 is the typical port; without, 465.

    Screenshot of server settings
  10. Select Save Changes.

    Screenshot showing Save Changes button on Gmail Edit Email Address box

Using these settings, Gmail will use your other email address's servers. Since Gmail is no longer the originating domain, there will be no more "on behalf of."