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It seems Gmail will no longer allows the easy “Treat As Alias” setup.

But you can still send email using Gmail’s SMTP servers, it’s just a manual setup now!

  1. Open Gmail
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Accounts and Import
  4. Send mail as: section
  5. Click Add another email address you own

The familiar Add Email Address in Gmail Popup appears:

Adding a forwarded email to Gmail as an Alias

Type in the New Email Address you want to Add to Gmail
and Click Next Step

Instead of seeing the old “Use Gmail’s Servers to Send mail” you are now¬†required to enter SMTP settings.

Gmail Alias smtp forwarded email addresses not working

No Problem! We can still use Gmail’s SMTP Server!

SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com

Username: Your gmail email

Password: This is NOT your Gmail password!

For the password, you have to generate an Application Specific Password

Gmail Alias smtp Google Password error Application Specific Password

Generating a Google Application Specific Password

Go to http://Accounts.Google.com/

Click the Security Tab: https://www.google.com/settings/security

Click App Passwords Settings

Note: If you do not see this you need to turn on Google 2 Step Verification.

Adding a forwarding email address to Gmail as an Alias Google Application Specific Password Setup

You will have to enter your Google Account Password to access this area.

Click the Select app drop menu

Adding a forwarding email address to Gmail as an Alias Google Application Specific Password Setup Select App

Type Gmail and Click Generate

Google Application Specific Password Setup for Gmail Alias with SMTP

A New Popup appears with the Generated App Password for your “device.”

Google Application Specific Password Setup for Gmail Alias with SMTP Generated app password Your app password for your device

Copy the Password. Click Done.

Paste the Password into the SMTP Gmail Window. Click Add Account.

Adding a forwarded email to Gmail as an Alias using a Google Application Specific Password

Gmail will send the same confirmation email they always have with the Verification Code.

Copy and paste that into the final window and you’re done!

Congratulations! You can still use an Alias in Gmail!