Google and Google Apps Resellers even include a gmail alias for every user that follows the format email@example.com. But if you try sending to your own test account you will receive nothing. That's because by default Gmail does not allow you to send email to your own alias. By default the message addressed to your own gmail alias remains in your sent box but will not appear in your inbox.
2. In the "Send Mail as" section click Add Another Email Address you own.
A pop up window will appear:
3. Add the Name and Address of your gMail alias(nickname)
Leave Treat as An Alias checked.
4. Click Next Step.
5. Click Send Verification.
Once you receive and click through the verification email you'll be to Send And Receive as the Gmail Alias.