Business Standard Package :
One last note if youre a registered nonprofit, you can get Google Workspace at a discounted rate, or even for free through . Regardless of whether youre nonprofit or for-profit, its best to take the long-term view and sign up to get all of Googles business productivity tools, especially given that can save a few extra dollars if when sign up with the promo codes. If you want to switch later, it will be a pain in the butt to transfer all your emails to Google Workspace. But if you still want a quick fix for the time being, heres a quick workaround to use Gmail with your own, custom domain email for free.
Enable Gmail To Send From Your Custom Email Addresses
Now that we have emails coming into Gmail, this step will allow you to send emails as email@example.com for free with Gmails SMTP servers.
Manage Your Emails Stress
I know this process is valuable for everyone like a blogger or online entrepreneur to manage emails better with using Gmail for a custom domain. Anyhow, I think I made it easier with this post.
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In fact, Google is wondering our lives with their valuable products, thats why people always love to use Gmail. So if you like to help someone like you to help with setting up a custom domain email address with Gmail, make sure to push this on to your social media profiles.
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Set Up An Email Account That Uses Your Domain Name
Here, Im going to show you how to create a new email address, like , and integrate it with your Gmail account. This way, you can easily send and receive emails through the Gmail interface, but your customer will see the emails as coming from your domain email address.
The steps have been broken in two parts. First well see how to create the domain email address. Second, well integrate that domain email with your Gmail account.
About Namecheap’s Email Forwarding
Our free Email Forwarding feature allows you to create personalized email addresses for a domain and forward emails to other email addresses of your choice. This service is available for all domains pointed to our BasicDNS, PremiumDNS or FreeDNS systems.
This is an email forwarding service that does not allow creating fully-featured email accounts and send outgoing emails from , since its a virtual email address. You may consider our Private Email service, which allows creating such an email account.
NOTE: It is not possible to use free Email Forwarding with Private Email simultaneously.
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Allow Gmail To Receive Emails Using Pop3
Once you have your custom email account, youre going to use something called POP3 to connect Gmail to your custom email address. Essentially, these settings let your free Gmail account import emails from your email hosting .
To get started, you need to find your emails POP3 settings. At Bluehost, you can do this by clicking the Connect Devices tab when youre editing your email account. Heres what it looks like:
If your email hosting is elsewhere, youll want to consult your services documentation or reach out to their support if you cant find your POP3 information.
- Open the Gmail settings by clicking the gear icon in the top-right corner and selecting See all settings.
- Go to the Accounts and Import tab.
- Find the Check mail from other accounts setting.
- Click Add a mail account.
That should open a popup with multiple steps.
On the next step, choose Import emails from my other account :
Enter the following information:
- Username normally, this is your full email address, but sometimes its only the part that comes before @.
- Password the password that you set when creating your custom email address.
- POP Server and Port from your email host.
- Check the Leave a copy box.
- Check the Always use a secure connection box.
- Optionally choose to add a label.
- Click Add Account to finish the process.
Set Up Gmail With The Older Version Of Outlook
- The email addresses and domains shown in these steps are examples. Replace them with your own email address and domains.
- These steps and screenshots are for older versions of Outlook, but you can use the values shown in these steps with other mail clients.
Then click More Settings
Then click the Outgoing Server tab.
Then click the Advanced tab.
Note: If you change the Outgoing server encrypted connection type to SSL, enter 465 in the Outgoing server field .
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Domain Email In Gmail
So youve started a blog on Siteground, posted a few articles, and now youre ready to start building your email list. But one thing that has been nagging at you is the private email address you still use. You know you should create an email with your custom domain but the thought of setting it up yourself seems completely overwhelming.
But what if I told you there was an easy way to setup sending and receiving your domain email to the gmail account of your choice for FREE?
Keep reading to discover the easy steps you can take to setup your domain email to send and/or receive emails from the gmail account of your choice.
Start Using Gmail With Your Own Domain Today
With the methods in this post, you can get the convenience of Gmail with the professionalism and brandability of your own custom email address.
If you already have a website and email hosting, you can use the first method to use Gmail with your custom domain name for free.
If you dont have email hosting already and/or you want to completely separate your custom email address from your free Gmail address, you might want to pay for Google Workspace instead.
Still have any questions about how to use Gmail with your own domain name? Ask us in the comments!
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Setting Up Your Domain Email Through Gmail
Before we get started, you should know there are actually three ways to connect Gmail to your domain email but I am only going to review the two ways here that are free. The third way is to purchase and setup a G Suite account which is amazing if youre trying to coordinate with two or more people but overkill if youre just getting going with your blog. If you want to try it out, contact me and I will send you a code for a two week trial and 20% off their annual plans.
Both ways are easy but one will only allow you to receive email so I am partial to the second way in which youll be able to send and receive emails even though its a few more steps.
Ready? Lets get started.
How To Set Up Your Custom Domain Email Address With Gmail
Having a Custom email address offers a professional appearance to your brand. In fact, Many users having at least two email accounts, one for personal and another one is for professional use.
So, Is it possible to integrate your custom domain email address with Gmail?
Well know Gmail is fairly simple and it has a lot of useful features that make your life easier. So whats happen if you have a custom email address and wish to manage it in using Gmail?
Before you start this process youll need a custom email address on your own domain So, take your first step by following this Cpanel webmail setup tutorial here.
Lets move on!
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Option : Enable Gmail To Work With Your Custom Domain Email Address
This option allows you to enjoy all the great features that come with a regular Gmail account while sending emails from your custom domain email address for free. Before you can do this, youll need to first have email hosting from a provider that allows email forwarding . Once youve done that, youll sign up with Gmail, forward the emails to that account, and enable Gmail to send as your custom domain email address.
You can then immediately start using your new, professional email address for your startup, blog, business website, or nonprofit. Without a doubt, this is your best option for setting up a custom domain email address for free. This process may sound complicated, but its really not, and I will walk you through it below, step-by-step.
What if you dont have an email hosting plan? In this case, you can move on to option 2 below, which will cost you a few dollars each month for email hosting, or you can transfer your domain to a web hosting provider that offers free email hosting and lets you forward your emails. I personally prefer using Bluehost since theyre inexpensive and make it really easy to transfer your domain to them from another provider. Once youve done this, you can move on to setting up your custom domain with Gmail as described below.
Set Up Gmail With Apple Mail
If youre using Mail on a mobile device, follow the steps at Add an email account to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, on the Apple support site.
Important: When youre asked to select your email provider, select the Google option.
Follow these steps to set up Gmail on a Mac with Apple Mail 9.3 or later.
Important: If youre using an Apple Mail version earlier than 9.3, follow the steps in Set up Gmail with other mail clients.
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Set Up Gmail With Older Versions Of Outlook And Other Clients
Important: We recommend using Gmail only with mail clients that support OAuth. Your Google account is less secure when it’s linked to mail clients that dont support OAuth.
If you must use Gmail with older versions of Outlook, or other mail clients that don’t support OAuth, follow the steps in this section
These are examples of mail clients that dont support OAuth:
- Outlook versions earlier than Outlook 2016
- Apple iOS Mail versions earlier than Mail 8.3
- Apple Mail versions earlier than Mail 9.3
Option : Forward Your Domain Email To Your Gmail
This step is great for forwarding your email to your personal email making it easier to check than logging in through the internet to check your phone. The only problem is you can receive emails but when you reply they will come from your gmail account unless you log into the actual domain email.
To receive and send email from your Gmail that comes from your domain email, scroll down to Option 2.
Step One: Log Into Siteground
I didnt include a screenshot on how to do this because I assume if you have setup your hosting through Siteground then you are familiar with this step. However, if you havent done so, check out my post on How to Start a Blogfor step-by-step picture instructions.
Step Two: Go to My Accounts
Step Three: Go to cPanel
Step Four: Go to the Mail Section and Choose Forwarders
Step Five: Select Add Forwarder
Step Six: Fill in the Appropriate Email Addresses
Fill in the email address you want forwarded and then fill in the Forward To address. Select Add Forwarder and youre done!
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Forward Emails From Your Custom Domain
Now that youve got a domain name, youre going to route emails from your professional address to your Gmail address, so that you can continue to use the Gmail interface.
Below are the instructions for several different web hosts.
If your host isnt listed: Look at the HostGator instructionschances are you have the same cPanel admin interface.
If that doesnt work: Your provider might not include email forwarding. You can transfer it to Bluehost for a web hosting package that includes email forwarding. Just click Get Started on this link, and on the 3rd step or so put in your existing domain name rather than searching for a new one. Theyll guide you through the rest.
Start Building Your Email List From The Beginning
Whether you have been blogging for a while or are brand new it is important to have an email list. Why you ask? The simple answer is an email list converts better than any other platform. With an email list you also own your audience whereas with social media you are subject to the whims of algorithm changes.
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Dont Spend Anymore Money When You Can Use Your Domain Email Address With Gmail For Free
- First create your domain email address
- Next, forward your email to your preferred gmail account
- Finally, set up an alias in gmail so you can start sending emails using gmail with your domain email address
I should note here that when you actually are emailing your list you should have an email service provider to send out your email campaigns. I use and recommend Mailerlite. Having an email service provider is necessary because according to ICANN-SPAM regulation someone has to have the option to unsubscribe from your list and an email service provider allows for this function and so much more!