If you have a non-Gmail address that you want to send a mail merge campaign from, you can still use Gmail to do so.
For example, one of my email addresses is email@example.com. I operate my own mail server for silicomm.com. Meaning, silicomm.com is NOT on G Suite, so firstname.lastname@example.org is NOT a Google account. However, I can still send a mail merge in Gmail from email@example.com.
Here’s how to create a mail merge from a non-Gmail address:
- Create a new Gmail account. For example, let’s say I create firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Next, I set up email@example.com as an alias address in my new firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the documentation from Google that explains how to do this: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370?hl=en
- Then, install the GMass Chrome extension from the GMass homepage.
- Then log in to the email@example.com account and click any of the GMass buttons to link the account to GMass.
- Launch a Compose window, put in your addresses in the To field, set the Subject and the Message. Now be sure to change the From Address to the alias you set up in Gmail. In this example, set the From Address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Once your campaign looks how you like, just hit the GMass button. (You may need to subscribe if you’re sending to more than 50 recipients.)
Ajay is the founder of GMass and has been developing email sending software for 20 years.