How to add your domain based email to your free GMAIL account

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Using a domain-based email is a great way to create a professional image for your business or personal brand. However, managing multiple email accounts can be difficult, and that’s where Google’s free Gmail service comes in handy. By adding your domain-based email to your free Gmail account, you can access and manage all your email accounts in one place. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to add your domain-based email to a free Gmail account, so you can spend less time managing emails and more time growing your business.

There are two methods to link your domain-based email to your Gmail account: forwarding your domain-based email to your Gmail account or fully integrating it into Gmail. Let’s take a look at the steps for each method.

Method 1: Forwarding Your Domain-Based Email to Your Gmail Account

Step 1: Create a forwarding rule for your domain-based email in your hosting service account. This rule will forward all incoming messages to your Gmail account.

Step 2: Configure your Gmail settings to allow you to send emails from your domain-based email. On the Gmail settings page, select the “Accounts and Import” tab. Under “Send Mail As,” click on the “Add Another Email Address” button and enter your domain-based email address. Follow the prompts to verify your email address.

Step 3: Set up your signature for your domain-based email in Gmail. Go to the “Settings” gear icon and select “See all settings” > “General” tab. Scroll down to the “Signature” section and create a new signature. Make sure to include your name, business name, and any relevant contact information.

Step 4: Test your email setup by sending a test email to yourself. Make sure it shows up in your Gmail inbox. Then, try sending an email from your domain-based email address and check that it’s sending correctly.

Method 2: Fully Integrating Your Domain-Based Email into Gmail

Step 1: Set up your domain-based email using a domain name registrar or hire a technical expert to do it for you.

Step 2: Log in to your Gmail account using your email address and password.

Step 3: Go to the Gmail settings page by clicking on the gear icon and selecting “Settings.”

Step 4: Add your domain-based email address under “Send Mail As” in the Accounts and Import tab. In the pop-up window, enter your name and domain-based email address. Make sure to uncheck the “Treat as an Alias” box.

Step 5: Enter your SMTP server information and login credentials in the next window. This information can be obtained from your domain provider’s technical support team if needed.

Step 6: Verify your email address by entering the verification code Gmail sends to your domain-based email.

Step 7: Test your email setup by sending a test email to yourself. Make sure it shows up in your Gmail inbox.

Step 8: Manage your emails using Gmail’s filters and labels to keep your inbox organized. You can also create custom email templates to save time on repetitive messages.

By following these steps, you can easily link your domain-based email to a free Gmail account and manage all your emails in one convenient location. Whether you choose to forward your domain-based email or fully integrate it into Gmail, you’ll save time and effort in managing your emails. Try it out today and enjoy a simpler, more organized email experience!  If you have any trouble or want us to manage this for you please contact us and we’d be glad to help!


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