Gmail - Set How My Name Appears

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Caution:  Starting November 1, 2022, all new ONID accounts - including students - will be created with Exchange email and not Gmail.


  • How do I set how my name appears on messages I send from Gmail?


  • Oregon State University
  • G Suite
  • Gmail


By default, your name will appear in the OSU Gmail instance the same way it appears in OSU's system of record, Banner. However, you can customize how your name appears in Gmail.


  1. Browse to
  2. Select "Login to G Suite" and click on the Gmail icon Login to G Suite page.
  3. If prompted, login with your ONID username and password
  4. In the upper-right, click the gear icon and select Settings Settings menu in Gmail with "Settings" highlighted.
  5. Select the Accounts tab
  6. In the section labeled "Send mail as" click on edit info Settings menu with "Accounts" and "edit info" highlighted.
  7. In the pop-up window, enter your name as you would like it to appear 
  8. Click Save Changes Edit email address menu with Name box and "Save changes" highlighted.


For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


Article ID: 88050
Mon 9/30/19 5:01 PM
Tue 11/1/22 1:42 PM

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