Thursday 15 December 2011

'sent on behalf of' with own domain name - stop gmail doing that

Just set up a couple of gmail accounts for friends' kids and registered their own domains for them. You can easily add the new email address to gmail so it uses their own domain (eg instead of a generic one (look under Gmail Settings > Accounts & Import > Send As)

However using the standard setup which specifies using Gmail's own SMTP server to send mail out, the message arrives in Outlook with a 'sent from on behalf of Looks a bit messy and gives away the gmail username.

You can stop that sent on behalf of from appearing by changing the Gmail settings slightly. Go back into the Send As setting mentioned above then click Edit info for the own domain name entry (

Specify that you want to use the domain's own SMTP but delete the entry and change to (yes yes, same server as before, but it doesn't add that sent on behalf of label sent like this). Use the login and password, specify TLS and port 587.

Friday 9 December 2011

Symantec 12.1 LiveUpdate incorrectly reports low disk space

I've got 23GB free on this laptop and Symantec EndPoint Protection Small Business 12.1 keeps insisting I need to run disk cleanup to free some disk space.

I found this recent Symantec post that talked about proxies causing that problem
but I don't think that applied on this site

I then found this old (!) 2008 post talking about the same problem with Symantec EndPoint 11.02 and how to fix it by removing the check from the registry
except I couldn't find that value in my registry.

I did work it out in the end, I'm on 64 bit Windows 7. The equivalent location to check in the registry is
where I found the entry for ALUAlert and deleted it :-)

I did also note that in the Control Panel under Symantec LiveUpdate Settings > Update Cache, the max cache size was only 10MB so I bumped that up to 100MB.

Only thing is I don't know which fixed it now :-(

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