How to use Gmail to send email from your domain

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How to use Gmail to send email from your domain

This is yet another extremely popular and common question that we get from people everywhere and our #2 most common support ticket request.

Let’s jump right into things.

To begin, you must have the following:

  • A valid account with username and password
  • A hosting account with email / password with user name and password

We will assume the hosting account is a basic *nix server with cPanel access.

Create your email account

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Always make sure to use a strong password.

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Once setup, go back to cPanel and click on forwarders. You will need to create a forwarder from your company email to your Gmail address.

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Input your email address, then select the destination (your Gmail).

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Head on over to Gmail, go to settings, Accounts and Import then “add another address you own.”

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Go back to cPanel, Email, then select “configure email” in order to get the settings you need for the next step.

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Go back to Gmail, and use the settings from cPanel for this step. Different servers have different settings.

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You’re done! You can now go to Gmail and send from either your Gmail address or your address. All email will forward to Gmail. This will also synch up if you have a Gmail app on your phone.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Patrick Coombe
Patrick has a passion for website hosting and is one of the founding members of All Hands Hosting.
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