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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by shaselai, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. shaselai

    shaselai Newbie
    Thread Starter

    My situation is this - I have a "professional email" that I want to use and it forwards all email to my gmail account:
    I give Foo@professional.com to others, they email that address and my bar@gmail.com gets the emails. I have configured the gmail to use Foo@professional.com as the sender and reply for all emails originating from that professional account. I also setup new outlook account to look at my gmail and also set the reply to addres to Foo@professional.com. I ran 4 scenarios and here's what I noticed:

    1. Send email from Gmail from PC to yahoo gets the Foo@professional.com throughout. GOOD

    2. Send email from Gmail on android phone to yahoo gets the Foo@professional.com throughout. GOOD.

    3. Send email from outlook from PC to yahoo - the sender is bar@gmail.com but when replying to the sender it is the foo@professional.com account....

    4. send from android regular stock email - the sender and the email address when replying are both bar@gmail.com...

    So is there any way to fix 3 & 4 so that everything will look "professional"? I suppose it is not incredibly annoying to switch to Gmail on the android but on the PC i still prefer the usability of outlook though... I also thought about creating a new gmail account like First.LastX@gmail.com as well...


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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Outlook and the stock app set the From: header to the actual address the email is coming from. Set the SMTP server to Foo@professional.com in them and that's where the email will come from, and where it will say it's coming from. (Outlook has ReplyTo: set to your professional address.)
  3. shaselai

    shaselai Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Problem is there is no server for Foo@professional.com. The email address is only forwarding. The way outlook gets mail is like:
    User sends mail to Foo@professional.com -> forward immediately to bar@gmail.com -> receives by outlook who is listening on imap.gmail.com.
  4. dvhttn

    dvhttn Android Expert

    Hmmm. Have you checked with your servive provider for that forwarding service? They should have some sort of browser servie that enables you to do stuff like this.

  5. PaulS

    PaulS Android Enthusiast

    Just a word of warning.I hope the above addresses are fictitious otherwise the spam-bots will have a field-day as they parse everything on the net.If they aren't edit your post and munge them.

    HTH :)
  6. SkyJackpot

    SkyJackpot Android Enthusiast

    Your problem is a strange one. Google Apps for business allows you to use your Web domain name with all the features of a Gmail account once you login. I hope someone finds a solution for you.
  7. mwmarczak

    mwmarczak Newbie

    great share, thanks
  8. shaselai

    shaselai Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I did. the only thing it does is it allows me to give it a forwarding address where all the email sent to this foo@professional.com will be forwarded to.

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