How to configure Gmail with my domain?

Gmail has built-in functionality that allows you to check emails from external accounts using the POP3 email protocol. To add an email hosted here in your Gmail interface, follow the steps below:

Incoming Mail Configuration

  • Sign in to your Gmail Account.
  • Choose Settings, from the Settings drop-down under your profile picture.
  • Go to Accounts and Import.
  • Under the section Check mail from other accounts, choose Add a mail account.
  • Enter your Email address (e.g. user@yourdomainname.com).
  • Click Next.
  • Username: enter your full email address (e.g. user@yourdomainname.com)
  • Password: enter the password for the above email address
  • POP Server: The Secure SSL/TLS server settings are listed in Site Tools > Email > Accounts > Manage Email Accounts > Actions > Mail Configuration > Manual Settings.
  • POP3 port: 995
  • Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server can be selected if you wish to save your messages on the server as well.
  • Check Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.
  • Click on Add Account.

Continue with the SMTP server setup if you want to send mail from your email address:

Outgoing Mail (SMTP)

  • Select Yes, I want to be able to send mail as user@yourdomainname.com
  • Choose if you will use this address as an Alias.
  • SMTP server: Use the same secure server as you did in the incoming settings configuration.
  • SMTP port: 465
  • Username: enter your full email address (e.g. user@yourdomainname.com).
  • Password: the password for this email account.
  • Check the Secured connection using SSL option as well.
  • Click on Add Account.

Gmail will send you a verification email that you have to approve, so you can use the SMTP functionality.

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