Wednesday, February 11, 2009

gmail "sent on behalf of .." finally being looked at!

Does anyone else get annoyed when you send an email frm an address that is not your primary, the recipient always gets a message "this email was sent from on behalf of

Personally i find it annoying, and very unprofessional. If i have 6 email addresses and i add them all to one gmail account, the recipient should not be told what my primary email address is! What if its private or personal?

Anyhow, after many years of complaining it looks like google is finally stepping up!

Our team has heard loud and clear that you would like an option that
does not include the "Sender:" field for sending mail via your other
address. To address this problem, we're working on a long-term
solution that will allow you to send mail directly via your other ISP
from within the Gmail interface. Since the mail will be sent by your
other ISP, Gmail will not need to authenticate the mail using the
"Sender:" field, and your Gmail address will not appear in the message

This feature won't be ready for a little while yet, but I wanted to
let you know that it's on the way. In the meantime, I and the rest of
the Gmail team appreciate all your candid feedback as we strive to
improve Gmail.

Thanks for your patience,

Gmail Guide Yellow

Full post from gmail team: