How to use multiple email addresses on the same Gmail account?

Sometimes you may want to use multiple email addresses in your Gmail account. Follow these steps to use Gmail to send from your other email addresses.

The solution, step by step

It all starts in Gmail settings:

Send from another email address in Gmail
options to add a new address and send email in Gmail

Here are the steps to do it easily (to be done on a computer)

  1. Go to your Gmail account
  2. In the “Settings” tab, click on “See all settings” and then on the “Accounts and Import” tab
  3. Click on “Add another email address” under the “Send mail as” section
  4. You will then need to fill in your first and last name as well as the email address you wish to add. The other email address can be either @gmail or not.
  5. Finalize according to your situation:

If the secondary email address is from a Gmail account, click on the following: “Next step” > “Send verification”. Once you have clicked on this item, you will instantly receive a verification email from Gmail on your entered email address. This allows you to confirm that you are the owner of the Gmail address.

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If the email address is another email service than Gmail, you will need to provide the SMTP server, username and password that allow you to access this account.

Form to add another email address
Form to add another email address that can be used to send emails in Gmail

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To confirm that you are the owner of the email address, you have two options:

  • either you click directly on the link provided in the email
  • or you enter the verification code mentioned in the body of the email. This code must be indicated in the “Accounts” section, within the email settings.

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How to set up the options

Once you have added an email address (or several), don’t forget to look at the different options :

  • Additional email addresses options
  • Options for additional email addresses used to send emails in Gmail

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Is there a limit to the number of email addresses I can send to in Gmail?

Yes, but the limit is so high that it won’t limit you: you can send emails from 99 different email addresses!

Can I create new email addresses in my Gmail?

Yes you can, without having to create a new Gmail account. Read How to create more email addresses in Gmail (with one account).

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