i’ve been using gmail as a shell to my mail. i don’t really *use* gmail, but i like their interface and it’s easy to use, so i guess i do use it :-)
anyhow, i started using it once they enabled the “from” address customization, where i could set the from address to one of my liking.
until recently when i’ve realized it isn’t exactly doing what i thought/want. when i get a message in my outlook i see “[email protected] on behalf of [email protected]” (obviously changed the email addresses to protect spam here) which isn’t exactly the desired outcome.
a quick review of the headers shows:
so if gmail offers the feature, why do they need to alter the sender header? why not make the from really who i want it to be from? after all, isn’t that what they are selling as the feature?