How to Add a New email Address to use with Gmail

In these days of multiple email addresses (personal, work, etc.) it’s often helpful to setup Gmail so that you can receive and send email as any one of your email personas. Gmail has a handy way to do that.

Click the gear icon in the upper right hand side of the screen and choose settings:
Gmail > Settiings

Once there, around the middle of the page you will see a link that says: 

Add email address to gmail


Type in the details of the address (what you want your “from” name to be and the email address you’d like to add.

Add email address to gmail

set up email via gmailGoogle will then send a verification email to the address you are trying to add to use with Gmail.


Once you’ve clicked the verification link, you can now send and receive email from the new address into your gmail inbox.

If you’d like to send an email from the new address, just click the drop-down arrow next to the From: address when you are composing an email.

Alternate email addresses for gmailIn this way, you can simplify your email life by receiving and sending all your email from a single interface.

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