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24 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 
About my email...

Hey guys Im not sure this has anything to do with Windows 7 but I'd like to know if I as a gmail user am able to turn my @gmail into somthing else? and for free?

Thank's


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24 Jan 2011   #2
whs
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24 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

I'd like to change the @gmail into somthing else for free. and when peaple send email to the "new" adress I will still recieve email on my gmail. Can I do it? And how?
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24 Jan 2011   #4
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
I'd like to change the @gmail into somthing else for free. and when peaple send email to the "new" adress I will still recieve email on my gmail. Can I do it? And how?
No idea. I would think that you need a new Email address if you move away from Gmail. I use AOL. Has served me well for many years.
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24 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

I ment to ask that if I use GMail or AOL can I change what peaple write after the @?
I mean instead of @gmail there will be @XXX.com
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24 Jan 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
I ment to ask that if I use GMail or AOL can I change what peaple write after the @?
I mean instead of @gmail there will be @XXX.com
I guess. If you use e.g. Harry@Gmail.com right now you can do Harry@AOL.com (if Harry is available).
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24 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Adding a custom 'From' address - Gmail Help

Have you read that?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
I ment to ask that if I use GMail or AOL can I change what peaple write after the @?
I mean instead of @gmail there will be @XXX.com
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24 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
I ment to ask that if I use GMail or AOL can I change what peaple write after the @?
I mean instead of @gmail there will be @XXX.com
You need to "own" the entire address: yourname@customdomain.com. Once you own it, whether paid or free, you can follow the instructions in Lost Colonist's link.
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24 Jan 2011   #9

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Here's some basics about using multiple email accounts.

First, there really is no limit how many email accounts you can have. Normally each account consists of one email address, but some email providers allow you to use so called aliases when in fact you can have more email addresses belonging to one email account. However, to keep this simple let's just stay in basics; one email account = one email address.

You can use different email accounts for different purposes. All accounts can be from the same provider, or all accounts can have a different provider. You can decide to whom you want to give which address, for instance only to give your private email address to family and friends, and work email address only to co-workers, customers and so on.

A quite typical scenario is to have three accounts: one for work, one for personal, private mail and one to use when you need to provide an email address to for instance login in to a website but you would not like to provide your real email address. You could for instance have these three email accounts from three different providers: a work email address workmail@gmail.com, an email for private mail privatemail@live.com and one to use when you do not want to use the "real" email addresses spammail@yahoo.com. (Please notice, these three are only for demonstration purposes. They are not real email addresses.)

When you now send an email from any of these three accounts, and the receiver replies it, the reply is by default sent to the same address as from which the mail was sent. However, you can in most cases change this so called Reply-To email address, so that for instance when you send an email from workmail@gmail.com to me and I reply to it, you get my reply to privatemail@live.com instead of the workmail@gmail.com.

Usually every web based email provider has the option to change the Reply-To address. Here's for instance how to change it in Hotmail (@hotmail.com, @live.com and @msn.com addresses):
  • In Live (Hotmail), click Options > More Options under your name on top right corner of the page:
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  • Click Reply-To address under Writing email:
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  • Select Other address and add any valid email address where you want to receive replies. Click Save:
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Done. Now the replies to your email are no longer sent to your original email address. Instead, they are sent to this secondary Reply-To address.

If you use an email client application to manage your email, this can be done from your email client application's settings. Here's how to change Reply-To address in Windows Live Mail 2011:
  • Open the main menu by clicking the white down arrow on top left corner. Select Options > Email accounts:
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  • Select the account you want to modify, click Properties:
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  • Under General tab, add the Reply-To address and click OK:
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And one more, here's the same done in Outlook 2010:
  • Click File > Info > Account Settings > Account Settings:
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  • Under E-mail tab, select the account you want to modify, click Change:
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  • Click More Settings:
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  • Under General tab, add the Reply-To address you want to. Click OK:
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So, to use multiple email accounts is easy and has no limits, as far as you can remember all your addresses and passwords

You can decide if you want to use different accounts when sending email and get replies back to respective accounts, or if you want to gather all replies to one account using a global Reply-To address.

Kari


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25 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Thanks Kari. The recipient sees both the from and replyto addresses when they reply. As that recipient, I'd be tempted to add the from address to the replyto address just to be sure it really goes back to the person I intended (the one who sent the original). I could imagine different addresses causing confusion if I save the dialog of emails in the conversation in a folder but the replys are adderssed to a different place than the originating mail.
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