Add an alias in Gmail

You may want to send e-mail from Gmail using your, or another domain name that you use for your account. Gmail allows you to do this, but asks for SMTP info. We don't provide SMTP on our own mail server, but you can use the SMTP servers of the KU Leuven.

  1. In Gmail, go to Settings (in Dutch: Instellingen).
  2. Go to the tab Accounts and Import (in Dutch: Accounts en import)
  3. Under Send mail as: (E-mailberichten sturen vanaf), click on: Add another email address you own (Nog een e-mailadres toevoegen waarvan je eigenaar bent).
  4. Fill in your name and the e-mail address, and check Treat as an alias. (Beschouwen als alias.) More info:
  5. Click on Next step (Volgende stap).
  6. Fill in the following information SMTP information (
    • SMTP server:
    • port: 465
    • Username: your student id
    • Password: your KU Leuven password
    • SSL
  7. Press on Add Account (Account toevoegen).