amsong wrote: Aussiebum wrote:
When you guys are adding your vanity email to your account are you treating it as an "alias" or are you unchecking that option? What difference does it make?
Gmail's explanation: http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer. ... swer=33327
Tl;dr—keep it checked, which I believe is the default option, unless you have a reason not to. I've always used the default option and it's been fine.
Also: what are three things my mentor should know about me?
If it's an alias, when you reply it will use your default address as the "from" address, no matter what address the email you're replying to was originally sent. If you uncheck it, if the mail is addressed to "email@example.com" instead of your "firstname.lastname@example.org" address, say, when you reply it will continue with the address the email was actually sent to rather than change to your default. I unchecked because I wouldn't want an email server to flag a message because the reply is from an unexpected/different address, but it won't really matter. Could set up a label system with it, though.