A custom email on your domain like firstname.lastname@example.org gives your mails a professional look and every webmaster including bloggers love professionalism. Sometimes, bloggers and website owners can’t afford to purchase email hosting separately when their website hosting package doesn’t provide them email hosting. Similarly, Blogger users, who use their custom domain on Blogger, also need an email hosting. They can purchase one but here in this tutorial, we will learn how to use Gmail’s free service to send and receive emails on your professional addresses without investing even a penny.
Step 1: Setup Mail Forwarding
Almost all domain registrars provide free email forwarding and it is very easy to configure. To use Gmail for sending and receiving emails on your professional addresses, first create and forward email address (es) to your Gmail ID.
For example if your Gmail ID is email@example.com and your domain name is yourdomain.com, then go to control panel of your domain and then navigate to email forwarding section. After that, create a desired email address on your domain like firstname.lastname@example.org and forward it to your Gmail ID.
What if Your Domain Control Panel Doesn’t Support Email Forwarding
(Read and follow only if your domain registrar hasn’t provided the feature of email forwarding in your domain panel. If you are able to forward emails from your domain panel, then skip to Step 2 of this tutorial.)
If your domain registrar has provided you with limited features and you aren’t able to forward emails under your domain, then there is yet another solution. Namecheap.com provides free DNS service along with email forwarding.
To go with the free DNS management and email forwarding of NameCheap, signup for a free account at https://www.namecheap.com/myaccount/signup.aspx and add your domain. After that, change the Nameservers from your previous domain panel to below provided Nameservers. This will point your domain to NameCheap servers and once the domain is redirected, configure DNS there to point your domain to your blog / website again and then create and forward email IDs to your Gmail account.
Nameservers for NameCheap
Step 2: Add Newly Created Email Addresses to Your Gmail Account
8. Now in last step, again go to “Settings” of your Gmail account. You will see an option saying “Send email as”. In front of “Send email as” option, your added email addresses will be listed. Make the email address default which you have added recently. Now all emails will be sent from this email and you will receive the replies in same Gmail account.
Congratulations! Now you have set up your own email address for Gmail. You might ask either you will be able to receive emails on your original Gmail ID or not. The answer is yes, you will receive emails on your original Gmail ID also.
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