Series of handy tips – professional email on the cheap, how to send professional email from your standard GMail account using your domain
This is the second instalment in my series of series of handy tips – professional email on the cheap, how to send professional email from your standard GMail account using your domain. So you have a domain name, and you have your own GMail account. Who hasn’t! Now why would you want to keep your blablabla@GMail.com email instead of yourname@yourdomain.TLD?
Before you do this, however, you need to ensure, you have 2 factor authentication set up for your GMail. Head on over to my account in GMail. Go to sign in options. Do your magic there, as you need to get an app password. This is a one time setup, so keep it handy in your Google Keep or somewhere! Here are the steps:
Head on over to your CPanel, and click on forwarders, and set up the forwarder to the appropriate email you wish to obtain.
Next, head on over to your GMail account, and click on the settings wrench like so.
Then head on to the accounts and import, then add an email address that you had set up forwarding to your GMail. This should pop up. Ensure you UNTICK treating it as an alias.
When you click next you will need to populate this screen, with the send mail protocol details. Here you will put your actual GMail address, with the app password I told you above.
Once that is done, then you will be challenged to verify this request, a confirmation number will be emailed to you, and just enter it.
Once that is done, you will see in your accounts, there is the second email address you have created.
And you can test sending to yourself, as you can see, no GMail showing in the latest version of Office 365.
So, there you have it. Hope you enjoy my series of handy tips – professional email on the cheap, how to send professional email from your standard GMail account using your domain.
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