How to send from Gmail

The instructions and screenshots in this setup guide are for sending from your Fastmail address via the Gmail web interface.

Gmail needs its own app password to send from your Fastmail account. If you use your normal Fastmail password or your Gmail password you will see a password error.

Please note that before adding the Fastmail address you want to use to Gmail, the address needs to first be added on your My email addresses screen. (These addresses can use Fastmail domains, or a custom domain you have set up.)

Set up your email

1. Open Gmail.

2. In the top right, click See all settings.

3. Click the Accounts and Import tab.

4. Click Add another email address.

4. A new pop-up will open. Enter your name and the address you want to send from.

5. Click Next Step.

6. Fill in the SMTP server, username and app password:

  • SMTP server: smtp.fastmail.com

  • Port: 465

  • Username: Your full Fastmail username, including the domain. Note: The email address in the previous screen should be the address you wish to send emails from. The username field on this screen must be the username used when logging in to your account.

  • Password: Your Gmail app password. (What's an app password?)

  • Select secured connections, using SSL (recommended).

7. Click Add Account.

Confirm the address

1. Sign in to your Fastmail account that you added to Gmail.

2. Open the confirmation you received from Gmail.

3. Click the link, and you'll now be able to send mail from your Fastmail account via Gmail.

Change the "From" address

1. In Gmail, click the From line when composing a new message. (If you don't see this, click the space next to the recipient's email.)

2. Select the address to send from.

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