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Finally! Gmail Removes Annoying “on behalf of” From Your Email Header

Posted By Alex On April 6, 2009 @ 10:55 am In Web & Design | 5 Comments


After long wait and lots of complaining, Google finally still not removed the “on behalf of” in the email header, see second comment of seb. Many Gmail users, who are using Gmail to manage several email accounts with multiple inboxes, which is explained here, were complaining about the annoying “on behalf of” in the email header, if you read it with Outlook for example. Not long ago you were able to see something like this:

max.example@gmail.com; On Behalf Of Max Example [info@maxexample.com]

Instead just displaying the email address you send this email from, it also displayed that you use the service of Gmail. It didn’t bother for some users, but if you use Gmail for your business, it didn’t only look unprofessional, your business partners or clients were also able to see your private email address.

Also it was confusing for the recipient which one is the preferred email address to reply to. Problems which wouldn’t exists, if they just don’t show it, like other services.

I also planned to move all my emails to Gmail, to have one location where I have all my emails. But because of this annoyance I sit it out and waited, now I can finally move my emails to Gmail and none of my clients will recognize my private email or that I’m using Gmail.

What did you think about “on behalf of”, did it bother you or didn’t you even noticed that everybody could see you gmail address?

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