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Removing “On behalf of” on Gmail

Are you frustrated at having paid for Google Aps to look after your business email and now find that every email has “blahblah@gmail on behalf of Your Name”?

Unfortunately the problem seems to be bigger than Google would like, so while you’re waiting for an answer from Google, my suggestion is to:

1. Watch this thread

http://groups.google.com/group/Gmail-Help-Message-Delivery-en/browse_thread/thread/f651cb1db5d9dd23#
– and hopefully “soon” will soon be replaced with an approximate date… soon.

2. In the meantime

I’d recommend using Thunderbird and a regular use of MozBackup.

If, like me, you find Google Calendar to be indispensable, use the “Provider for Google Calendar” add-on for Thunderbird.

I know these steps aren’t a direct fix for Gmail and it is very frustrating that Google has marketed Google Apps to SMEs with this “on behalf of” situation in place for over a year, but those steps above might save some frustrated people throwing computers out the nearest window in the meantime 😉

Download link for Thunderbird:
http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/
Download Link for Mozbackup:
http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/download.php
Download link for Google Calendar add-on for Thunderbird:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/4631

In closing; I suggest anyone frustrated with the situation take a look at the links above and don’t let the problem beat you down. It’s not worth it. Spend that business time on your business, where it belongs.

Take care,
Trent

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