Using Gmail with your Hosting Email Account(s)

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If you wish to connect an email account that you have in your hosting environment to Gmail, please follow the steps below to get your accounts configured properly.

For Gmail

  1. Login to Gmail
  2. In the upper right corner, click on "Settings".
  3. Click on the Accounts tab.
  4. For the following setting: When I receive a message sent to one of my addresses, choose "Reply from the same address the message was sent to."
  5. Click on Add Another Email Address. This will open a pop-up window.
  6. In the pop-up window enter your name and the email address that you're setting up and click the Continue button.
  7. On the next screen, click on the "Send Verification" button. 
  8. An email will be sent to the email account that you want to link up with Gmail. You will need to access this account through the webmail program that's setup on your hosting environment to verify to Gmail that you are indeed the owner of this account and not someone trying to spoof another user's email.
  9. Login to your server based webmail.
  10. Find your verification email and click on the verification link. 
  11. The verification link will take you back to GMail you will now be verified to send using this email identity, but you still are not setup to receive email for this address at Gmail.
  12. In the "Get Mail from Other Accounts" block of the Accounts tab, click on "Add Another Mail Account"
  13. A pop-up window will open for settings to enter for your mail server. Please see the diagram below as a guide for what to enter. Replace "myemail" with your email name and "mywebsite.com" with your website address.
  14. Click "Add Account"
  15. Congratulations, in 14 easy steps, you've now set-up your email account to work with Gmail for sending and receiving!

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