Updating the "send mail as"/display name in Gmail


Students can change their "send mail as" or display name in Gmail to reflect a different/preferred name when sending emails. Please see the steps below for instructions:


Steps to Resolve

From a computer, log in to your Kent State Gmail account (email.kent.edu

  • Click the gear icon to get to settings:


  • Next, click "See all settings"
  • Click the "Accounts" tab along the top, and in the "Send mail as" section, select "edit info"


  • Here you will see your current name and that radio button will be selected. Select the radio button underneath this and type your desired display name in the text box next to it. Click "Save Changes".


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Article ID: 73212
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