Similar to how an email Alias allows people to send messages to different email address, but have them arrive at the same inbox, Gmail's Send Mail As feature allows you to send messages from your inbox as if you were another person (with that person's permission of course). For example, you are an Administrative Assistant for a Vice President and need to send an approved message to the campus body as if it were from the Vice President. Follow the steps below to configure this feature.
- Inside your email, go the email settings (the gear icon). In the Accounts tab click, under Send Mail As, click Add another email address. Type in the name and email address of the person you want to send email as. Make sure to add your email address as the Reply-to (so that you get replies to your message).
- Once you click Next Steps, the other user will get an email confirmation email with a link and a code. They can either click the link in the email, or provide the user with the code and then enter it into her settings where it asks for it.
- Once this is done, when you compose an email it will let you choose to send email as yourself or as the other email address.