I'm using Gmail for all mail related stuff, but the main address I use is not my "real" Gmail address, but something like [email protected].
I have set up that adress as a sender in Gmail, so every mail that I send from the Gmail web app looks like it's coming from [email protected] (instead of [email protected]).

So my question is:
Is it possible to use this sender adress in the Gmail Android app as well?
All mails sent by the Gmail app are sent from [email protected] by default and I can't find anything in the settings to change that to my alternate address.
(as I said, it's already set up and working in the web app...the Android app just needs to access this information somehow...)

My phone is a HTC Wildfire with Android 2.2, and version 2.3 of the Gmail app, if that matters.
Thanks in advance!

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    I can tell you absolutely that it can be done; I'm doing it. Do you have both accounts on your phone?
    – ale
    Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 23:32
  • No I don't, because it's actually only one account, not two. [email protected] is just set up as an alternate sender adress in my one and only Gmail account, see the link in my question. Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 23:35
  • Latest version of GMail is 2.3.5. You probably want to upgrade.
    – ale
    Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 23:37
  • I want, but I can't. When I access Android Market from my phone, I can't find Gmail at all. From my computer, I can find the Gmail app, but when I try to install it, it says that it's not available for my country (I'm in Germany). Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 8:15

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When composing the "From" is a dropdown menu. It has all the accounts you've added via the webmail interface, and it's had this feature for a long time (you shouldn't need to upgrade).

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    Do I have to enable this somehow? When I'm composing, the "From" is not a dropdown menu, it just displays my main Gmail address and that's it. No possibility to change it. Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 8:17
  • Could it be possible that this is only available in certain countries? I'm in Germany, and I can't upgrade the Gmail app to 2.3.5 either (see my comment under the question) Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 8:18
  • I'm afraid it might be. I searched high-and-low for a configuration setting that might control this and came up empty.
    – ale
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 10:28
  • That's unfortunate :( Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 14:33
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    Finally (after ove a year), the problem has solved itself. My Gmail app was upgraded to 2.3.6 a few days ago, and now I'm seeing the "From" dropdown menu as well! Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 20:28

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