Configuring an alias on Google Apps account

Having trouble with configuring an alias on your Google Apps account? Check our guide to see how to do it.

Sometimes, for various purposes, you might decide to send emails from an alias. Alias is an alternate email address that points to your primary email address. If you set it properly recipients will see messages from you as coming from an alias. However, when they respond their answers will come straight to your main inbox.

Woodpecker supports aliases but they have to be configured on your email account first. Below is a simple guide on how to configure alias on your Google Apps account.

According to Google support, you can add up to 30 aliases for each user.


Open your Google admin console. This admin console can only be opened by you if you are an authorized administrator of the account. From the Admin console dashboard, Go to Users.

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Click on a user’s name in order to go to the user’s account page

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On the user’s account page, click the Account section

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Scroll to the Aliases section then click on Add an alias

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Enter an alternate user name (the part of the address that appears before the @ sign). Note: You can’t create an alias currently assigned to someone else, either as a primary address or alias

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Click Save.

Within 24 hours or sooner, the user will begin to receive email sent to this address.

There is a second part to the configuration of an alias on Google Apps account. After the administrator’s part. Then the user needs to log in to his/her account, go to Settings then click Account. Click on Add another email address

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The yellow box pop-up and you are required to type in the alias email address then click on Next

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Note: to be able to use alias in Woodpecker it needs to be set to default in the ‘Settings’ section of your account.

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After you have completed all the above steps you are prepared to set the alias in Woodpecker!

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