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I'd like to configure an email address to forward to incoming mail to my Gmail account (without saving), but I can't get it to send email correctly via SMTP (no error, but no received email). Is there a restriction that the from email address for outgoing mail must be attached to a mailbox?

If so, is there anyway around it, without using POP (much less reactive, in my experience)? For example, have a program that empties the mailbox periodically?

Thanks!

asked 09 Jul '12, 02:58

drpepper
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edited 09 Jul '12, 03:03


There's no restriction like what you've described.

If you're sending email to your forwarding address, using the target Gmail address as the sender, then you'll never see the message in you Gmail inbox - this is a "feature" of Gmail, described here: An incoming message hasn't arrived

If you're not using your target Gmail address as the sender, then feel free to open a support ticket to give us the details, and we'll go through the mail logs to determine where the problem lies.

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answered 09 Jul '12, 09:59

seanf
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Indeed, apparently the test email did arrive, but only much later (10-15 minutes after sending it). I'll try again, perhaps it was a network hiccup.

(09 Jul '12, 13:43) drpepper
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