Setting up your domain name email into your Gmail account
Thank you for signing up with us! We're excited to help you get set up with a custom domain name email using Gmail. Here's what you'll need to do:
1. Get your domain name email from us
Your domain name service with us will be presented in the following format:
Incoming Server: mail.yourdomainname.com
IMAP Port: 993 / POP3 Port: 995
Outgoing Server: mail.yourdomainname.com
SMTP Port: 465
2. Get a Gmail account and Sign in to Gmail, choose username that fits you best
Get a Gmail account, like email@example.com and go into your email account
3. Open the settings to your Gmail account
4. Look for the "Accounts and Import" tab and choose Add a mail account
5. Enter your personalized email address
Enter your email address that what sent to you from us. It is normally, firstname.lastname@example.org for example, if your domain name bestcarrepairs.com and your name is Joe, then it could be email@example.com
6. Choose "Import emails from my other account (POP3)
7. Enter your email details that we provided to you (POP3 settings)
If you haven't gotten your personalized email, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enter your email address into the Username box, enter the password that was given to you.
Make sure that the POP server is mail.yourdomainname.com and the port is set to 995
Make sure the "Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server." option is UNCHECK. If you do that your personalized mailbox will become full and you will not received new mail.
CHECK "Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.
CHECK "Label incoming messages"
Click -> Add Account
8. Setting up your personalized email to send email with Gmail
After setting up the above (POP3 settings), you will be asked if you want to be able to send mail with your personalized email. Choose the radio button and click NEXT
9. Enter your name
Enter your name in this dialog and when you send mail using Gmail, it will look like you are sending it from your personalized email
10. Enter send mail protocol settings for Gmail (SMTP settings)
Enter the SMTP settings
Make sure that the SMTP server is mail.yourdomainname.com and the port is set to 465
Use the same username and password from point number 7 that was sent to you
Select "Secured connection using SSL
Click -> Add Account
11. If your setup has been successful, confirm your email
Remember how to come back to this screen, as you might need to come back in here to enter the verification code sent to your email. Go to step 11, to see how to get your verification code
12. Signing into your domain webmail
Technically, you could just use this webmail and ignore all the steps above, but since I have already made you go through it all, leaving only a few more steps, completing it gives you a lot of power with your email.
Some of the advantages of using Gmail vs hosted webmail are:
Better spam control
Better tools to organize your email
More space compared to your pop server space
Other Google tools that you can use with Gmail
Key in the webmail URL that was given to you
Enter your email and the password given to you into the webmail login page
13. Confirm the mail and complete your mail configuration
After signing into your webmail, click on the in box and check your mail. You should receive an email should in the picture below, but if you don't it might have be retrieve by Gmail and the mail might be in your Gmail inbox. In the Gmail confirmation mail, you should see a confirmation link and a code. By clicking on the confirmation link it should bring you to the next screen.
14. Gmail confirmation screen
Click on confirm
15. Final step - Don't miss this step
Go back to the same setting page and Click on make default.
You can make this email the default email or you could add more email address depending on how many domain name you have. All of them could come into a single Gmail account where you could manage all your emails.