How to Remove 'On Behalf of' in Gmail

Send mail from another address without 'on behalf of'

What to Know

  • Go to Settings > See all settings > Accounts and Import. In the Send mail as row, select edit info > Next Step.
  • Choose Send Through SMTP Server and enter your email next to Username, then add your password. Verify and choose Save Changes.
  • Verifying the SMTP port: With TLS, 587 is the typical port; without, it's 465.

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 to 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 in Gmail
  2. Select See all settings in the drop-down menu.

    The "See All Settings" button in Gmail
  3. Go to the Accounts and Import tab.

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

    "Send mail as" and "Edit info" in Gmail 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 the full email address or what Gmail has 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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