Please follow the steps below to correct this problem.

  1. Log into your student Gmail account.
  2. Click on the gear in the top right corner and click on Mail Settings.
    Gmail Settings Button
  3. Click on the "Accounts" tab.
    Gmail Accounts Tab
  4. Locate the line that says, "Send mail as:" it will show your name and NetID@montana.edu. Directly below that, click on the line that says, "Add another email address you own".
    Gmail Add Another Email Account
  5. A new window will pop up. In this window locate the Email address field and type your correct student email address as first.last@msu.montana.edu.
    Gmail Add Account Window
  6. Leave other settings as they are and click the Next Step button.
  7. On the next window click on the Send Verification button.
    Gmail Send Verification Button
  8. On the next window click on the close window link.
  9. You should now be back in the account settings window. Click on the Inbox and you should have a new email from Montana State University. Click on the subject line to open the email.
    Gmail Verification Email Subject Line
  10. In the body of the message locate the URL that is below the second paragraph and click on it. You should now have a confirmation window. Click on the "Close Window" link to close it.
  11. Now click on the gear in the top right corner again and click on Mail Settings. Click on the Accounts tab.
    Gmail Settings Button
  12. Locate the "Send mail as:" section and click on the link that says, "Make default" that is listed to the right of your actual student email address that was just entered.
    Gmail Make New Account Default
  13. From this point on, when you send mail it will come from your actual student email address and replies will be sent back to the correct address.