How to Use Gmail with Your Own Domain
Gmail is the best email service on the internet, almost all of my friends use it. We are happy to use the email address provided by @gmail.com. Till one day, I bulit this blog and I already have my own domain pcdiy.com, so I thought, why not use my own branded domain?
Having your own @yourdomain.com email address looks professional, right? It's good to use Gmail because there are a great feature that lets you brand your email address. Follow these steps, you could easily set up a personalized email address for yourself.
Things you need
- A Gmail account
- A your own domain name
- Email forwarding for your domain
Go to your domain registrar control panel and create an email forwarding that points to your Gmail address. Most domain registrars(like Dynadot, Godaddy..and more) offer Email Forwarding feature for free with your domain registration.
In this example, the domain name is xx18.com, the branded email address is Terry, and forward to firstname.lastname@example.org. It means all email delivered to email@example.com will be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Sign in Gmail account
Login to your gmail account, click on a gear icon button (1) at the right part of the page. Click on Settings (2).
2. Add another email address
Click on Accounts and Import tab (3), and then click on Add another email address you own link (4) under Send mail as section.
Fill in the Name and Email address fields and then click on Next Step button (5).
Choose Send through Gmail and then click on Next Step button (6).
Click on Send Verification button (7), Gmail system will sent you a email with a verification link and a confirmation code.
3. Verify your branded email address
You can click the verification link to verify your email address directly, or submit the confirmation code in next step.
You can also submit the confirmation code (8) to verify your email address. You will find the confirmation code in the verification email.
4. Change default email address
If you have successfully verified your branded email address, you will see it has been listed in Accounts and Import tab under Send mail as section.
Click on make default link (9) which is next to your branded email address. Make sure the always reply from my default address radio button is checked.
If you have completed all steps, congrats! you are done. You can start to use Gmail with your own domain now.