Recently in Blog Time Now we were posting more topics about emails (Importance of email marketing | Using multiple Gmail accounts in one browser) and we were posting lots of how to tutorials for new bloggers and web designers. In this post you will learn how to setup an email address with your own domain name.
If you are new to blogging or web designing you must know the features that come with your domain name and hosting. You might have visited contact us page for many websites in which they will have an email id @ their domain name which is unique and creating an email address with your own domain name is easy.
If you are a web designer then your clients will surely ask for an email id @ their own domain name. Most of the hosting companies have this feature which allows you to create an email id at your domain name and it depends on your plan. Having an email id @ your own domain name shows your quality in your business service.
How to setup an email address with your own domain name
Note: Here in Blog Time Now we use Hostgator hosting that has cPanel interface which has more features than any other panels.
Create an email address @ your domain name
- Login to your site’s cPanel or control panel
- In mail section locate and open “Email accounts”
- Now enter your details (email@example.com and password) and create account
Note: To reduce server load and prevent spam mails reduce the mail quota as you wish.
You have done creating an email with your domain name! Now it’s time to forward and integrate your new email to your Gmail account.
Why should I forward my mail to my Gmail Account?
Most of our hosting webmail’s (squirrel mail, horde mail, round cube) will have fewer features and we usually don’t access it all the time. So instead of using our own webmail we will use Gmail.
Email forwarding allows you to forward an incoming mail automatically from one mail to another. For example firstname.lastname@example.org receives a mail which is forwarded to email@example.com. So jack has a website blogtimenow.com and to show the quality he uses and publishes his email firstname.lastname@example.org at his contact page and when someone sends an email to this ID it will be automatically forwarded to email@example.com.
Setup Email forwarding in your cPanel
Open forwarders in your mail section and click add forward. Now enter your email detail to forward that is new mail created @ your domain name and the destination Gmail to forward. Once done click add forwarder.
Now all your email you receive @ your domain name will be forwarded to your Gmail account.
Integrate your own domain email in your Gmail account.
You have done forwarding your mail to Gmail account. Now when you reply to that mail or if you wish to send a mail using your own domain email you don’t have to access your webmail. You can just compose and sent it right from your Gmail account.
- Login to your Gmail account and open Gmail settings
- Go to Accounts tab and you will see “send mail as” option
- Now Click “add another email address you own” and a popup opens
- Enter your name and email address@ your domain name and proceed to next step
- Now Gmail needs to verify your email address, so click send verification
- You will receive a verification code and verification link to your new email address@ your domain. Click that link or enter verification code and you are done.
- Now make that email address a default one.
Now when you send a mail to someone from your Gmail account they will receive a mail from firstname.lastname@example.org that you created.
What you have learned – 1. how to setup an email address with your own domain name, 2. Forwarding incoming mails to your Gmail account and 3. Integrating your new domain email with Gmail account.
Hope this article helped you out on how to setup an email address with your own domain name. Share this post and if you are able or unable to setup an email address with your own domain name please leave an comment below so that I can help you out.
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