Friday, May 15, 2009

One email account is all you need

One email account is all you need
Sun, May 10, 2009
The Straits Times, Digital Life

You can use your Gmail account to send out e-mail messages from your other e-mail addresses.

That is, you can send out an e-mail message from your Gmail account, but have the recipient see another e-mail address in the sender field.

This is useful, say, if you have forwarded your work e-mail messages to your Gmail account while travelling, and want your replies to originate from your work e-mail address.

To activate this feature, you need to set up your e-mail address in Gmail.

Log in to Gmail and go to Settings, then click on the Accounts tab.

Next, click on the 'Add another e-mail address you own' link (above).

A pop-up window will launch, where you can enter the e-mail address you wish to add.

You can add only e-mail addresses that belong to you or that you have access to.

Gmail verifies this by sending a verification e-mail to the address you have added.

Next, log in to the e-mail account you wish to add and follow the instructions in the verification e-mail to confirm your request.

Once it is set up, you can start sending out e-mail messages from the account using your Gmail.

This story was first published in The Straits Times Digital Life.

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