How To Set Boxer Mail (Gmail) Web Interface to Send As Your Preferred Email Address

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Many Pacific students, faculty and staff have elected to create a preferred email address which is different from their default PUNet email address.  For some, the Boxer Mail web interface sends as your PUNet address by default.  This article will show you how to set up your Pacific University Boxer Mail (Gmail) to send emails as your preferred email address. 

Note: As of 7/16/21, a Boxer Mail user's preferred email address (if one exists) will be automatically set as the default send-as address for:

  • All employees.
  • Any new student who joins the university after 7/16/21.
  • Any user who creates or changes a preferred email address after 7/16/21.


  • First log in to your Boxer Mail
  • Then click on the settings cog in the top right and then choose "see all settings".
  • Click on the "Accounts" tab at the top.
  • Under the section labeled "send mail as" there is an option to "add another email address" click that and it will open a new window.
  • The new window will ask for an email address and will give you the option to check a box labeled "treat as an alias".
  • Once you click next it will send you a verification email to make sure you own that email address. 
  • After it is confirmed yours, it will show up as an option to send mail as either your PUNet ID or preferred email address. 
  • You can then choose the "make default" option on that accounts settings page. 

For non-employee accounts who set a preferred email address prior to 7/16.

  • Log into myAccount
  • click on your @PUNetID in the top left
  • click "Email Address"
  • click "Re-sync Google" button  
  • A dialog will appear to confirm that you understand this will change the default address in Google. 
  • After confirming, the backend will push your preferred email address to your sendas and make it the default.

If you don't see the "Re-sync Google" button, there is no separate preferred address (the PUNetID address IS the default) OR it has already been pushed over to Google as the default sendas address.

See Also

Google Support Article: Send emails from a different address or alias


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