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Spoofing email address in gmail

by SKB / September 4, 2008 4:20 AM PDT

I am trying to make my gmail address appear as another address and have set the settings to make that happen, but when someone receives an email from it shows my emails from " on behalf of person@domainname". Has anyone else had this problem and what did you do to correct it?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Why would you want to do that?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 4, 2008 8:29 AM PDT

We find that spammers use this ploy to disguise where their millions of spam emails are generated from.

Why do you want to do that?


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No spam intended
by SKB / September 4, 2008 8:36 AM PDT

I am a small business and am trying to look bigger by using my domain name. Cox Communications apparently applies filters that don't allow this to happen through their email service, so I was forced to go to gmail or some other similar service.

No spam at all from this end - just trying to be a good business person.

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If you go get a or such.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2008 10:16 AM PDT
In reply to: No spam intended

That usually comes with an email server that will let you look as good as you want.

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