Last Updated on January 19, 2019 by Priyam Raj.
If you own a Shared or Cloud or any Hosting Plan that includes Email Services and would like to use the custom emails then you must have an Option inside of your cPanel that allows you to create Email Accounts so you can Send or even receive emails. But the Default solution provided could be Frustrating as the Webmail they Provide are Outdated (Horde, Roundcube and Squirrelmail) and could be Annoying to use them.
Anyways, here is a Simple guide on how to add your Custom Email inside your Gmail Account so you could both Receive and Send Messages through your Gmail.
Adding a Forwarder
Adding a custom SMTP Email on your Gmail account will just allow you to send Emails through it, not Receive. So to do the same, you have to add a Forwarder first. Here’s How:
Step 1: Go to your cPanel and open Forwarders.
Step 2: There, click on Add Forwarder.
Step 3: Select your Domain and your name, let’s say the Email you’d like to have is email@example.com then I would write “tutorial” on Address to Forward and choose the Domain “priyamraj.com”
Step 4: On the Destination Section, put your main Gmail.
That’s it, click on add Forwarder and you should get a Prompt saying Forwarder Successfully added.
Adding the Email in Gmail
Now that you’ve added the Forwarder, you can start receiving all Emails sent on your Custom Email to your Gmail. Now all you need is the Sending Feature and here’s how:
Step 1: Go to cPanel Again and find Emails.
Step 2: Right there, create an Account like I have. Select Unlimited if you don’t want any Storage restrictions on your Inbox.
Step 3: Now go to all the Emails, find you email and then click on Connect Devices and you’ll get an Option for Set up Mail Client, open it.
Step 4: Scroll down and find Secure SSL/TSL Settings as it is Secure and Recommended.
Step 5: Open Gmail in a New Tab and click on the Gear icon to bring the Settings. Head over to that.
Step 6: Go to Accounts and import and click on add another email address
Step 7: You’ll get a Popup asking for name and Email, enter them like I’ve did.
Step 8: Now make sure to match everything here with cPanel’s Set up mail client Page like I have. Click on Add Account after that.
Step 9: Now if you’ve added the Forwarder Properly, you may receive this email with a Confirmation code. This email may take 4-5 Minutes to Arrive depending on your Hosting.
Step 10: Enter the Confirmation code in the Popup or just click on the Link.
That’s it, try composing an Email and you may see an Option for choosing different sender emails.
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Adding custom Emails on your Gmail is something I’d probably do every time I buy a New Domain or make a New Custom Email.
If you face any issues please don’t Hesitate to comment below and I will make sure to reply as Soon as Possible.