hey, I've just bought a domain name and would like to send emails from [email protected]. I can use an alias from my hotmail/gmail account, but the recipient sometimes sees it as "[email protected] on behalf of [email protected]". Is there a way to only show "[email protected]"? Any free SMTP servers I can setup/use? thanks

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Because of spam, most (if not all) ISP and email providers will not allow you to spoof an email using their SMTP servers.

You will need to sign up for a hosted email package which will provide you with an SMTP server for use with your domain.

The registrar of your domain may offer such a package.

If not there are many hosting providers which offer email only packages.

One non-free option is to sign up for a Google Workspace (formerly Google G Suite, formerly Google Apps) account which gives you a full Gmail account (also Google Docs, Google Calendar and more) but using your domain instead of @gmail.com

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    good option on the google apps account +1 Nov 8, 2010 at 14:26
  • +1 for a good answer, and the recommendation of Google Apps standard. Oct 13, 2011 at 8:26
  • I believe google charges for every single account on the g-suite, no? Can you confirm that one can use any address on a domain with g-suite without creating further (paying) accounts? Oct 29, 2020 at 9:07
  • @SteveHorvath yes they do charge per mailbox. However you can set up multiple aliases to that mailbox
    – Shevek
    Oct 29, 2020 at 13:48
  • I am lucky enough to have one of the grandfathered free G Suite accounts before they went paid, so I couldn't tell you if they charge for additional aliases now though
    – Shevek
    Oct 29, 2020 at 13:49

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