Note: This is a very old trick/tip. I am writing this only for those people who aren’t aware of it as yet.

You can add another email address to your GMail Id by using the Custom ‘from’ option in your GMail account. This alternate email ID can be any (like @yahoo, @msn etc) provided you verify its ownership by replying to verification email. Here is simple procedure to configure this:

  • Sign in Gmail & click on ‘settings’ at top right part of the screen.
  • Then click on ‘accounts’ tab & check for ‘Send mail as’ option.
  • Click on ‘add another email address’.
  • Enter other email address and then proceed to verification window.


You need to verify ownership of additional email address being added to your GMail account. Simply click on link received in verification email and you are all set. There is more to it than this, you can set different reply back email ID for emails using additional email ID added to your GMail account!

For example you have added ID to current GMail account id1@gmail. You can send emails from id1@gmail account with ID labeled as and receive reply back to (provided you mention as reply back ID). Try it out!

When you are sending with a different ‘From:’ address, your GMail address will still be included in your email header’s sender field, to help prevent your mail from being marked as spam. However except Outlook, most email clients don’t display the sender field!

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