Can I use a Gmail, Yahoo, etc. email address as the From in my email blasts?

DWQA QuestionsCategory: Best PracticesCan I use a Gmail, Yahoo, etc. email address as the From in my email blasts?
asked 4 years ago
1 Answers
answered 4 years ago

Short Answer: No. You shouldn’t.

Using Gmail, Yahoo, etc. Type Email Addresses

We strongly advise against using a from email address that is not from a domain you own. More often than not, a blast email sent with an address from Gmail, Yahoo or the like is associated with Spam. In short, your emails won’t make it to the right inboxes!

Set up an Email Address from your Domain

When creating an email address from your domain, you’ll also be able to set up SPF and DKIM records, showing that you allow Charley to send emails on your behalf. This makes the campaigns more legitimate, and will help improve deliverability.

We have instructions on how to improve your deliverability here.