How to Add an Additional Sending Address in Texas A&M Gmail

Introduction

The email address associated with your Texas A&M Gmail account is your_netid@email.tamu.edu, however due to the technical limitations of Google Apps for Education the default sending address for Texas A&M Gmail accounts is your_netid@tamu.edu.

This is fine if your published email address (your_netid@tamu.edu) is forwarding email to your_netid@email.tamu.edu, but if your published email address is set to forward elsewhere you will need to update your sending address from within Texas A&M Gmail.

You can verify the forwarding settings for your published email address on the Aggie Account Gateway Email Settings page. This document will explain how to add your_netid@email.tamu.edu as a sending address and set it as the default address in Texas A&M Gmail.

Adding a Second Sending Address

1.   Log into your Texas A&M Gmail account, and go to  Settings [fig 01].

Fig 01 TAMU Gmail Settings

2.   Click on the  Accounts and Import tab [fig 02].

Fig 02 Account and Import

3.   Under  Send mail as, click  Add another email address you own [fig 03].

Fig 03 Add Another Email Address

4.   Enter the name you want to appear on outgoing messages, enter  your_netid@email.tamu.edu as the  Email address, and uncheck the  Treat as an alias box. Then click  Next Step [fig 04].

Fig 04 Name and Email Address

5.   Google needs to verify that this is an email address you have access to, so click  Send Verification [fig 05].

Fig 05 Send verification

6.   Since you are adding the email address associated with your Texas A&M Gmail account, the verification email should show up in your inbox. Click the verification link in the email you receive [fig 06].

Fig 06 Verification Email

7.   You should be directed to Google's success webpage [fig 07], but you'll need to return to your  Accounts and Import settings (see steps 1-2) for the last step.

Fig 07  Success Confirmation

8.   Under  Send mail as, click  Make Default next to your_netid@email.tamu.edu [fig 08].

Fig 08 Make Default