Email Services I use - Google Apps and FastMail.FM I use Google Apps for Email Standard (Free) Edition Google Apps Standard Edition helps groups build communities - Google Apps Standard Edition * Google Mail with my own domain * Google Talk with my own domain Google Apps account also includes: * Calendar * Docs * Contacts The Primary Google Account has necessary features not offered in Google Apps: * Google Voice * Google Reader * Blogger * Notebook * Finance Unfortunately, Google does not allow the above properties to be including in Google Apps accounts at this time. Therefore, I'm continuously logged into two Google Accounts: 1) Google Apps 2) Google Account When on the web, Android, etc., I can be logged into both the Google Account and Google Apps simultaneously - two separate gateways that do not interfere with one another. This is also nice because I use Google Voice to place calls as well as sending SMS messages. ============================== Fastmail Account: I also use Fastmail.FM. Here's a recent article about Fastmail with an interview with Jeremy Howard, one of the Fastmail founders. Here are a few of the reasons why I use Fastmail (enhanced account) * Virtual Domain Management - MX Mail Servers * Aliases - Subdomain alias features * Compose with Personalities Management (alternate sending From: Headers) * File Storage / Websites * Advanced Sieve Filtering * Alternate Logins - One Time Passwords (OTP) Using these Services on Android In Google Apps Mail/Gmail (on the web) I have a drop-down menu in the From: header to send from alternate email addresses. When using the Gmail App on Android or through the browser, there is no drop-down menu or option to send from an alternate email address. I've been having the same issue on the iPod Touch (or iPhone) through the Safari browser as there is also no drop-down menu or option to send from an alternate email address. Using the mobile-based Fastmail.fm, I find that this works very well on the Android browser. Fastmail.fm is the only web-mobile email service I've found that allows one to take use the drop-down menu at the From: header to select an alternate email address. I find it odd that Gmail has a similar From: header drop-down menu on the standard web, but not on mobile devices. Hence, when I need to choose a specific header to send from and I'm on my Android device, I use Fastmail via the mobile browser. The only downside of Fastmail via the mobile browser is there is no autofill like on the Gmail App and Gmail mobile site. I have to "add from the address book" which involves extra steps. However, I have put in a request for this on the Fastmail forum. Mobile Email Client - IMAP Of course, all of these services (Gmail, Google Apps, Fastmail) offer IMAP and we can use the mobile email client as a viable alternative. It should be noted, however, that the email clients do not offer the option modify the default From: sending address. I really wish that Android would offer a way to include the standard From: drop-down menu within the Gmail App and on the Gmail mobile web browser. I have placed a request here in the "Application Requests" forum: http://androidforums.com/application-requests/14077-gmail-app-mail-app-offers-drop-down-menu.html .