How to send email through your Gmail account

A domain email looks like this:

[email protected]

Your emails are hosted by your web hosting service and usually you would have to access clunky backend mail portals like Roundcube or Horde to access your email. However, since most of us have a Gmail account, we would recommend that you use Gmail to send and receive emails. Here is a guide on setting up your Gmail account to send and receive emails.

 

In your Gmail portal, locate the settings button on the top right of the portal.

 

 

Click on the “Settings” option.

 

Go to “Accounts and Import” and click on “Add a mail account” next to “Check mail from other accounts” field.

A pop-up window like the one below will appear. This is where you will need to start entering the email settings that your web hosting provider has given you. The details are something like this:

Password: ********
Incoming Mail Settings
POP Server: 123.67.121.00 or something like mail.yourdomain.com
Port: 110
Clicking on the “NEXT>>” button will bring you to the following page.
Input the fields accordingly. The username is always your full [email protected] Input your SMTP incoming server details. It may be numbers like an IP address 123.67.121.00 or something like mail.yourdomain.com. Once you are done, you may click on “Add Account>>”
Now you have successfully set up your Gmail to receive emails from your web hosting, it is time to set up Gmail to allow you to send emails as [email protected]
Go back to the settings page and click on “Add another email address” next to the “Send mail as:” section.

A pop-up window like the one below will once again appear. This is where you will need to start entering the email settings that your web hosting provider has given you. The details are something like this:

Password: ********
Outgoing Mail Settings
SMTP Server: 123.67.121.00 or something like mail.yourdomain.com
Port: 25 (unsecured)
Insert these fields accordingly. The “Name” field does not need to be your username. It can be whatever you want your recipients to see you as. So if your email address is let’s say [email protected], you may put your name as Jackie Chan as you would like the people who receive your emails to see Jackie Chan rather than jackiechan.

 

Input your SMTP incoming server details. It may be numbers like an IP address 123.67.121.00 or something like mail.yourdomain.com.

 

Once you are done, you can just hit on “Add Account”. Gmail will send you a confirmation email to your email address. Check it through the platform that your web hosting provider has given to you or if it comes into your Gmail account, just open it and follow the link to confirm sending your email through Gmail.

*Important thing to note: Always set up your Gmail account to receive emails first. This is so that when Gmail sends the confirmation email to [email protected], the mail will be redirected to your Gmail. In essence, follow the flow in this guide and you will be fine.

 

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2017-04-05T20:44:41+00:00April 5th, 2017|Guides|