Configure Gmail to Get your Mail from your New Business Email Account
Down here in the right hand corner you can see the Lesson 2 resources, select Gmail and the Gmail Login screen will come up. Now you enter your username and password and click sign in. So this is my Gmail account, now we go to the upper right hand corner and select settings. Go over to “Accounts and Import” and then go down to “Check Mail Using POP3”. Now we click this button over here and this will bring up a dialog box where you can “Add a mail account you own”. So in this case, I add my email account, and click “Next Step”. So obviously, it’s going to be firstname.lastname@example.org. Now we click “Next step”
And we get to the next dialog box. Now the username here is the same username as we used in Outlook but if you need to refresh your memory you can switch back to HostGator Control Panel. Then scroll down to “Email Accounts” and this is my username right here, click “more” and then select “Configure mail client” and right here you can find the manual settings for configuring your email account.
The mail server username is email@example.com so let’s copy that and go back to Gmail, paste it here. Then we enter our password. The password is the same as the password that we entered when we created our email address. The POP Server is mail.tailoringthesisskins.com. Port 110 is correct. I generally don’t leave a copy of retrieved message in the server and I don’t need to use a secure connection when retrieving mail. I’m happy with that “Label for incoming messages” and I don’t want to skip my inbox, so I leave it at that and then I click “Add account”.
So now your email account has been added. You can now retrieve mail from this account. Would you like to also be able to send mail as firstname.lastname@example.org, select “Yes”. It would ask you for the name that you would like to show up and of course, we’ll leave it as that and select the “Next step”. Now this next dialog box is asking you whether to send through Gmail or send through tailoringthesisskins.com SMTP server, so we select “Send through Gmail” then select “Next step”.
And now it’s time for verification. “Before you can send mail as email@example.com we need to verify that you own this email address. To perform the verification, click “Send Verification” so we click that. So we go back over to my Gmail inbox and here’s the email that Gmail sent so I open it up and what we’re looking for here, is the confirmation code so we copy that and go back to dialog box. I enter the confirmation code and hit verify.
So let’s check our email settings, go back to “Accounts and Import” and as you can see our email account has been added. Now you can test this by sending yourself an email at your domain name from any other source and you should be getting your emails in this mailbox from now on. In fact, let’s try and do that. Click “compose mail” and use our default email, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. And there we go, we just received our “Test” email.