Which email adress is the gmail app using?


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  1. jawe

    jawe Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey,

    I am thinking about dumping my Iphone and buy me a Droid. But there are some things I need to know first.

    I was wondering which sender adress the gmail on the droid is using.

    I have 3 different in my gmail account.

    Is Droid always using the default or can I switch between them?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Nicks88

    Nicks88 Well-Known Member

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    You register your droid with a gmail address. The one you set up with ties into your gtalk. You cannot switch between gtalk accounts. Hopefully they will fix that. Once on, you can add other gmail addresses, yahoo, etc. You can set one as default. The initial one you set up/register the phone with doesn't have much to do with anything except with gtalk and downloading apps from what I have seen. If you pay for an app, then decide you want to register your phone under a diff email addy, you will have to re-buy that app. I know this, because I did this. The droid only uses the default (the one you registered with) for purchase of apps and gtalk. If you open up your gmail app, it will open up with your last used account. You then hit the menu button, then select accounts. You can select which account you want to check/use. All your gmail accounts are pushed to your phone. So if someone emails one of your accounts and you open it up, you are opening up that account. If you reply to that email, it replies from that account that they sent it to. It's nice and easy. Hopefully I answered your questions and didn't ramble. If I wasn't clear, just ask, and I'll try to help.
     
  3. jawe

    jawe Member This Topic's Starter

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    No you didn't :) But thanks for your reply.

    But maybe I described it not very well. I am not a native speaker. Sorry for that

    I have just one gmail account. I created it because I wanted to use the web interface and some other Google services.

    I never use this email address. I set up my my other address in the web app. It's a gmx(German provider) address.

    In the web client I set this one as the default address.

    So my question is which address the gmail app is using.

    Is it the gmail.com(which would be bad) or is the the default address from the web client(which would be good)

    thx
     
  4. jawe

    jawe Member This Topic's Starter

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    maybe to make this more clear

    If I am sending an email from my gmail app on the Droid will the sender be

    xxx@gmx.de

    or

    xxx@gmail.com
     
  5. Nicks88

    Nicks88 Well-Known Member

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    Gmail will only use your gmail address. There is another email app installed that you can use for your other addresses that are not gmail. I am not sure about setting up the address from your German provider, but I'm sure someone on here would be able to help if you have troubles. So basically, the gmail app is strictly gmail. The email app will contain all your other emails.
     
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    waremaster Well-Known Member

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    You would initially setup the Droid with the Gmail acct. Then from that point on you will use "Email" not the "Gmail" app to send and receive emails. As stated above app purchases will still be using the Gmail account. But everything else can use your standard pop3 type email acct.
     
  7. pkwjr

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    Go to your gmail, then accounts and imports in settings, you can set up any email address there for your replies.

    Works great.
     
  8. jawe

    jawe Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok,

    now we are getting closer to my problem and maybe "pkwjr" nailed it.

    But this is so important for me that I have to annoy you guys again just to make sure that I am getting this right

    This is a screenshot from my web client in the browser

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    As you can see I have set up 3 different mail adresses in the way pwjr described it.

    I know that I enter my gmail account name and password into the droid device and then it's locking into my account for contact, calendar and mail.

    The gmx.de is set as default in the client. So everytime I compose a new mail it shows to the person which is receiving the mail my gmx.de adress. So the person don't know that I am sending from my gmail-webclient(let's ignore the fact that the person could check the header)

    So my question is now which email he or she sees if I fire up the gmail app on my Droid and then compose a new mail?

    Sorry for all this trouble :)
     
  9. vincentp

    vincentp Well-Known Member

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    I could not find this as an option in the Droid's Gmail client. You would have to use the regular e-mail app and send directly from those addresses.

    To clarify, and make sure I am answering your questions correctly; I was unable to find an option to change your sender address from the Gmail app.

    However, the sender address may be a function of your Gmail settings. If you have your full Gmail client set to use a different sender address, I imagine it may use that from your Droid, you just can't change it from there. I am going to go check now (I don't have any additional addresses on there so I have to set one up) and I will let you know.
     
  10. jawe

    jawe Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wow, this is exactly what my question is about.

    Would be great if you or someone else could answer this

    Thank you so much
     
  11. rawness

    rawness Well-Known Member

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    From within your GMail settings, you can set your other address as your default, and then you'd always be sending email from that address.
     
  12. syntrix

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    I'll just add my two cents:

    My web client, I can setup and reply back using 5 different aliases or domains, but they are domains with mx records on the server (ie, my server IS my mail server).

    If you are using gmail and try to reply with joe@12345.com, spam filters are probably going to pick up on that and nuke your emails.

    I'll gladly stick to my https email client, and I might even try setting them up as imap on the one day (but I'd get like 10 notifications every minute).

    If you can specify the "FROM" field for an imap account, that's the feature I'd be looking for, oh and procmail like rules to dump to a folder and mark as read.

    Wait, this is linux based, hmmmmmmm :)
     
  13. craighwk

    craighwk Well-Known Member

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    This.

    I have a GMAIL account and added my own personal domain address "craig@mydomain.com" (at the gmail website). Told GMAIL (Settings @ gmail.com) to make that my primary address and this also carried over to my Droid. I just sent myself a test message from my phone to a different email account and it did indeed show my selected Primary address. Rock.
     
  14. droidjunkie

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    I have the same problem of trying to get the Droid mail, set up through gmail, to use the default personal domain email address I have set up on my gmail account. I do not get the same experience as craighwk. As long as I use the gmail smtp server with anything but the Droid, I get the correct default sent email address showing on the sent mail. If I send mail with the Droid, set up to use the smtp server on gmail, I get my gmail address, which is, of course, my login .... mylogin@gmail.com.

    What else did you set up to make this work from the Droid other than the gmail settings up on gmail? I don't see any settings in the Droid that address this issue.
    ???????
     
  15. craighwk

    craighwk Well-Known Member

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    If you login to gmail.com, go to Settings, then Accounts and Import, what do you see under "Send Mail As"?

    If you have your domain address listed, make sure it's selected as the default. Your droid should then send mail from that address.

    If your domain address isn't listed, you should be able to add it, select it as default, and then your droid should use that.
     
  16. droidjunkie

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    In the "Send Mail As" I see my gmail address and my domain address. The domain address is selected as "default." Gmail indeed does use the domain address as the default when I use my client mail program on my desktop computer, but any mail sent by Droid uses the gmail return address, which it should not. I even went in and set a "Reply-to" address as my domain address for the gmail address, and still have the gmail address showing in the message sent from Droid??? Suggestins?
     
  17. craighwk

    craighwk Well-Known Member

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    Dang, not really sure what's going on there then. :(

    Perhaps you may want to take a look at the Google Mobile Forum at:

    Gmail, Calendar, Tasks - Google Mobile Help

    I tried looking for some posts related to your issue, but didn't see any. You may want to do some searches or post your own topic on the matter.
     
  18. droidjunkie

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    thanks. I've posted something up on Google, but so far no bites. Can't figure this one out! I'm assuming you don't get the same results I get with outgoing mail from the Droid??
     
  19. droidjunkie

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    OK. On closer reading of the fine print on Google, if you do not want the gmail address in the "From: " box on your emails, you MUST use your domain's smtp server! So, I don't know how you guys above are getting the results you are getting, but that's the fix. Use you domain server's smtp.
     

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