Emails are now the 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 is using separate application/software for each.
There are a number of apps available in which additional emails can be managed in the same place. But in some case, people are using email alias for a particular email, so that same email is 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, let’s start. For example, I have a primary email address for my domain say, ‘email@example.com’ which was registered with password say ‘password123’. Here I need to use, ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ and ‘email@example.com’ as the alias for the primary email address.
Here, in this particular 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 ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ i will also get email address such as ‘email@example.com’ and ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ since the two domain are added as alias for the primary one.
So, here we have three emails, and we need to add these three emails in My android. The problem here is that even if you get three email address, you can log in to your account using the primary email address and password only.
So you can receive email sent to these three email address at one place, but sending emails from these three emails, you need to add an alias in your Gmail account. In desktop, go to Setting, then Account and Import, and there add your email alias.
Now again come to Android, we can check the steps.
Steps to add Gmail Alias on Android
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 address, add your 2nd email say ‘email@example.com’ and click next
Step 6: Next, provide a password, say ‘password123’, click next
Step 7: In the next page (Incoming server), in the username column, provide your primary email address, i.e. ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ and password 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, i.e. ‘email@example.com’ and password 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 the account. You can access the emails in the Gmail app itself.
In the same way, you can connect the 3rd email also. I didn’t mention 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.