Gmail has been the go-to free emails for users around the world. It has been dominating the industry for some years now and left the other competitors in the shadows. It is free, easy to use, and can be accessed on different operating systems and devices.
In using Gmail, you also have access to many functionalities and integrations like Google Tasks, Calendar, Notes, and more. It makes the automation of tasks easy for business owners and entrepreneurs alike.
One of the functionalities Gmail offers is setting an alias for the account. An email alias is simply another name for the same email address(for example; instead of email@example.com you can make the same inbox send/receive email from firstname.lastname@example.org). The word alias is sometimes used to indicate a particular mode of email forwarding, implying a more generic meaning of the term.
Setting up Email Alias
1. If you are managing several accounts, you can go to your Admin settings and click on Users, it will show the accounts handled by the admin and select the one you want to add an alias to. Go to admin.google.com for Users handled by G Suite.
2. Click on the account and you will be redirected to the account’s specifics.
3. Click on Secondary email | Work User details to open up the details of the account. It will show a pop-up window and put in the details needed.
4. Click on ‘Save’, then go to your Gmail Account settings and click on ‘Accounts’, under account go to the ‘Send Email as’ section and click on the ‘edit info’.
5. You can also put the Gmail Alias here if you want on your Gmail settings account.
6. Then it will redirect you to the account details, click on ‘Add Alternate Email’.
Here are the instructions on how you can add an alias for your Gmail. It is important to know to add an alias to create an email for your own specifications — whether you’re running your own business or using it for personal use.