Setting up email through Gmail

This tutorial will let you send email from an or address via Gmail. Incoming mail will still be forwarded in to your Gmail account.

Step 1

Go to Gmail and open the Settings page

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Go the “Accounts and Import” tab and choose “Add another email address that you own” (note that if you already have a “Send mail as” entry for the address you’re going to be sending from, you need to delete it from here first)

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Enter the name and email address you want mails to come from (“Treat as an alias” means that any mails you send yourself will immediately go to All Mail and be marked as read, it’s usually best left switched on but be aware of that side effect). Note you can send from either the account I’ve created for you or an account you’re authorised to send from, usually all the accounts you receive email from:

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Example 1 – using your actual mail account
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Example 2 – using an account you’ve been authorised to send from


Step 4

Enter the account details you’ve been sent. Note that the SMTP server is always regardless of the domain the mail is from, and the user name is the account name on the A1 server, e.g., , which may not match the from address.

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Step 5

Once you click Add Account, you’ll be sent an email to the address you’re asking to send from containing a code. Note that if sending to an address which has multiple recipients, all recipients will get this email (but it doesn’t grant them the ability to use your login). It’s advisable to let people know they’re going to get one of these emails and to ignore it!

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Step 6

When you compose your next email in Gmail, you’ll be able to choose this address. The official Gmail apps for both Android and iOS will let you use your new from address. If you have Gmail configured in any other mail client then you’ll need separate instructions – let me know.