Gmail - cant setup forwarding addresses like I used to

I have a domain name which reflects my surname with godaddy and then setup an unlimited number of forwarding addresses to my real gmail account (I do this to filter my mails depending on who I give it to).  

In gmail, under Settings / Accounts & Imports / "Send Mail As", I have up until earlier this year, some 20 aliases that I could "send mail as" e.g. gmail address is but I have,, etc etc.  Within my account, I can compose a new mail and send it as one of those above e.g. and gmail allows it.  Any replies also come back to which forwards to my gmail inbox.

Anyway, since the last few months, I am unable to setup new forwarding addresses in gmail as it asks for my email address and then the server settings.  Has something changed because it does not allow it?
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Goto , do you see your alternate email address listed under Email addresses section?

If not, you need to add the said alternate email address there or you need to provide the mail server address in the "Send Mail As" settings.

u587162Author Commented:

I am aware of that, hence my question.  I see all my previous forwarding addresses but I cant set up a new one.  Recall that a forwarding address of a domain name does not have an actual mail server address.

If you take out a domain name and setup 1000 forwarding addresses, there is no mail server address.  So in Google over the years I setup these forwarding addresses which allows me to send from my main gmail account as if sending from those forwarding addresses.  I dont know if that is the same as an alias?
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
But you need to be the owner of the forwarding email address, either receiving a verification email from google or add the mail server info.

Besides, there should be a maximum limit of the forwarding email addresses.
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u587162Author Commented:
Yes I am the owner of the forwarding addresses, as explained, I took out the domain names.  A verification email is sent to the forwarding address which then goes to the valid gmail address which I then click on to accept and verify.

I'm not sure of the point of your statement i.e. max limit?  There is no max limit.
Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
I think I know what you means.

previously, Gmail allowed you to setup a "Send through Gmail (easier to set up)" (if you use it will still work)
but for other domain,  it will force you to use your own smtp server, which is what you experiencing now.!topic/gmail/QNMgV2r5X4A

In short,Gmail now no longer supports the use of the Google outgoing mail server at for non-Gmail/Google Apps accounts when creating a Send Mail As address


So let's say how to fix this.
There is no way to fix it without introducing cost.
the simple way is to get a mail server that authorize to send email for that domain.

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u587162Author Commented:
Yes I think that is exactly what it was that I was using.  There was no news or information about this so i wasnt sure exactly what to look up.

Is it possible to have one SMTP server send for muliple email forwarding addresses that I setup in my godaddy account?
Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
it is possible to have SMTP server

for example, you can sign up with and register ($50 per year) with their MX record so you can send using gmail account. (you need to add all alias into that email address)

for example, you can register for a free smtp services and use them to relay email (have limit per month)

the key thing is it must be "authenticated" to a mail server.
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