Send email as your manager

Although we recommend using delegated Gmail (as outlined above), there might be some occasions where you need emails to appear to be sent directly from your manager without showing your address at all. With your manager’s permission, you can do this by adding your manager's email address as an alternate email address to your own Gmail account. Here's how:

  1. Log in to your Gmail account.
  2. Select Settings from the gear drop-down.
  3. Click the Accounts tab, and under Send mail as, click Add another email address you own.  


  1. In the Name box, replace your name with your manager's name.
  2. In the Email address box, enter your manager's email address.
  3. Uncheck the Treat as an alias box.
  4. If you want replies to go to your own email account (instead of your manager's), click Specify a different "reply-to" address.
  5. Click Next Step.
  6. Select the radio button for Send through [your domain] Mail (easier to set up).
  7. Click Next Step.
  8. Click Send Verification.
  9. Have your manager log in to his or her Gmail account and click the verification link to complete the setup process. (Alternatively, your manager can provide you with the verification code, and you can verify in your own Gmail account.)

After you've added your manager's email address as an alternate email address for your own account, you can send mail that appears to be directly from your manager. Here's how:

  1. Log in to your Gmail account.
  2. Click Compose Mail.
  3. To the right of From, select your manager's email address from the drop-down list.
  4. Compose your message as usual. Make sure to replace your own signature (if present) with your manager's information.

Note: Unless you specified a different "reply-to" address when adding your manager's email as an alternate email, replies to messages sent using this method will go to your manager's account. If you later decide you want replies to go to your own account, here's how to update your settings:

  1. Select Settings from the gear drop-down.
  2. On the Accounts tab, click edit info next to your manager's email address.


  1. Click Specify a different "reply-to" address.


  1. Enter your own email address in the Reply-to address field.
  2. Click Save Changes.