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Add Email Alias for your Primary Email Address in Android using Gmail App

Now you can connect your email alias for your primary email address in your android mobile. You can send and receive emails using your email alias too. Check how.

Emails are now most widely used communication method and in case of work and business, people are using different emails for different purposes. In that case each of them are using different application/software for each. There are now different application available in which different emails can be managed in same place. But in some case, people are using email alias for a particular email, so that same email are received and send using one email address. How ever, this will be a bit complected case in Mobile.

Today, we can go through this matter, in which we have an option to set email alias for a particular email in android application using the default Gmail App. To understand this thing more clearly, i am using some example emails here. Ok, lets start. For example, i have a primary email address for my domain say, ‘abc@domain1.com’ which was registered with password say ‘password123’. Here i need to use, ‘abc@domain2.com’ and ‘abc@domain3.com’ as the alias for the main email address.

Here, in this particlular case, note that i have a google apps account with my domain ‘domain1.com’ and i added ‘domain2.com’ and ‘domain3.com’ as my domain alias for my primary domain. Here when i create an email named ‘abc@domain1.com’ i will also get email address such as ‘abc@domain2.com’ and ‘abc@domain3.com’ since the 2 domain are added as alias for the primary one.

So, here we have 3 emails and we need to add these 3 emails in My android. The problem here is even if you will get 3 email address, you can login to your account using the primary email address and password only. So you can receive email sent to these 3 email address at one place, but sending emails from these 3 emails you need to add alias in your Gmail account. In desktop, goto Setting, then Account and Import, and there add your email alias.

Now again come to Android, we can check the steps.

Step 1. In your android, goto settings.
Step 2. Click on Accounts
Step 3. Click on Add Account.
Step 4. Click on Gmail Personal (IMAP)
Step 5. In the next page, you will be asked to enter your email addess, add your 2nd email say ‘abc@domain2.com’ and click next
Step 6. Next provide passord, say ‘password123’, click next
Step 7. In the next page (Incoming server), in the username column, provide your primary email address, ie. ‘abc@domain.com’ and passoword say ‘password123’.
in the server field, enter, ‘imap.gmail.com’, port as 993 and security as SSL/TLS. click next.
Step 8. Now for outgoing server, in the username column, provide your primary email address, ie. ‘abc@domain.com’ and passoword say ‘password123’.
in the server field, enter ‘smtp.gmail.com’, port as 587 and security as SSL/TLS. click next.
Step 9. Now your account is connected, provide a name for account. You can access the emails in Gmail app itself.

In the same way you can connect the 3rd email also. I didn’t mentioned about the primary email, because it is straight forward, you can use the primary email also in the same manner, in that case the provided email and username will be the same.

Now you can send email from your primary email as well as your email alias too, which was not possible using other email apps in Android now.

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Hi, i am Vipin, a programmer working in Dubai, UAE. I love blogging, and so started TechRounder for sharing my findings and other digital informations with others too. Please feel free to share your feedback with me in the comment section below or you can email me at vipin@techrounder.com.

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