Gmail Mobile version: Impossible to send email from alternate email address!

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I am using email addresses that redirect emails to my gmail account. Whenever I try sending an email that is a forward or a reply to one of these addresses, I get the following error: "Some addresses in the from field are not recognized.", which I cannot fix because the "From" field is missing.

It works fine in the standard (non mobile) version.
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Olivier Gourment

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when I send from my iPhone using the gmail app (not the built in mail client) my default from address is sent. So that works for me!
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Gabriel Lawrence

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There isn't a gmail app for the iphone, do you mean just going to Gmail.com?

The iPhone version of Gmail.com still does not let you choose which from address you want to use. Yes it will use your default, but I'd like to have a choice depending on who I am sending the email to.
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There is a Gmail app for the iphone it's bundled in the Google Mobile App available from the App Store.
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Andy Dietler

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If you click on Gmail in the Google Mobile App it just opens up Gmail in Safari. Are you seeing something else?
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Patrick

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Andy, yes, you are correct. It is not a native app but just a link to the HTML5 version of the Gmail. I stand corrected.
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Patrick

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I agree with the original poster on this thread, this is extremely frustrating. This should be easy to implement using the HTML5 version which is now accessible from the iPad. This should have been offered well over a year ago. What's keeping Google from implementing this feature? I would rather use Gmail mobile as my primary client if this was an added feature. Currently I have to rig the native app to send from my alias accounts. Which is a less than elegant method to accomplish what is a basic feature of the Gmail desktop version.
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I agree. This is a big deal-breaker.
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GMail mobile has so many great features that it's *almost* as good as the desktop version.

BUT I'm stuck using the iPhone's mail.app which is quite slow and not as feature-rich because the 'send-as' works on mail.app (with some tweaking).

Absolutely right - a deal-breaker
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Agree. Got this to work in iPhone mail using the comma cut and paste hack, but I rather use this on gmail mobile.
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I really with Google would add this feature. I don't see why they would prevent the ability. They only recently added the ability to the Android native app but having the ability to choose a "send mail as" address from within the Gmail Mobile app would be awesome (considering there is no iPhone native Gmail app).
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all eyes on google to fix this silly problem!
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Michael Jerome

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You need to do the following as per Google's help page:


Additionally, Gmail and Google Apps users can send mail from their iOS mail app using a custom "From" address. To enable this feature, do the following:


  • On your iOS device, go to m.google.com/sync.

  • Select your device and check Enable "Send Mail As" for this device


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    Frustratingly, this works for iOS devices but doesn't work for Windows Phone 7.
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    Vladimir von Saiko

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    This just sends mail with the default selected 'send as' address.
    Eg. you have your user@gmail.com email/account and you add a different "send as" address like nick@yourdomain.com.
    If you choose the second address to be your default address (via gmail.com desktop website) then your mobile client will always send as nick@yourdomain.com.

    This is NOT what people would like to use.
    I want to be able to choose the 'send as' address every time I send a mail.
    I realize this is not possible within the default IOS mail app.
    It SHOULD be very easy to add the support to the mobile version of gmail.com AND the gmail app (android and IOS).
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    Michael Jerome

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    I take your point however you should note this statement is incorrect:


    If you choose the second address to be your default address (via gmail.com desktop website) then your mobile client will always send as nick@yourdomain.com.


    You must enable your send as address on your mobile device, even if you set it as default via the gmail.com desktop web site.