Follow these steps to use your domain emails in the gmail interface. When you purchase a domain name you can set up different email addresses such as email@example.com for general inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org for support inquiries and personal addresses such as email@example.com.
You can access these different email addresses by using the webmail feature in cPanel. But you may want to have all of your email addresses in one place. Using the Gmail interface to access all of your domain emails is something that is pretty easy for you to do. If you want to do this, please follow the instructions below.
Why use the Gmail Interface?
If you are a Gmail user then you are likely to be very familiar with the interface provided. Google are constantly working on improving the Gmail interface and many people like the features that it provides.
You can use Gmail as an email client and link your personal domain email addresses to it. When you do this, you will not have to use the webmail feature of your PlusPlus Hosting premium web hosting account. The web email options in cPanel are fairly limited and a lot of users think that they are out of date.
With a free Gmail account, you can add another 5 personal domain email addresses. There is a “mail fetcher” feature within Gmail that will download all messages from your personal domain emails and display them all in the Gmail interface.
In order to use the Gmail interface for your personal domain email addresses, you will need to use the POP3 settings. You can easily obtain the necessary POP3 settings when you login to your PlusPlus Hosting premium account cPanel.
Check your Email Address Existence
To view your personal domain emails in Gmail they need to already exist. If you have not set up an email address on your domain then this is an easy thing to do. Login to cPanel for your PlusPlus Hosting premium account and click on “Email Accounts”. The icon for this should be in the top left corner. It is in the “Email” section.
The page that you will see next will display all of the email addresses that you have setup. In the top right-hand corner of this page you will see a blue button with +Create and you need to click on this.
You will go to a page where you can add another email account. If you have more than one domain pointing to your premium hosting account then use the drop-down list to find the domain that you want to create the new email address for. Choose the full domain rather than a sub domain here.
Choose the Correct Domain
Let’s say that your PlusPlus Hosting account is associated with the domain name hostdomain.com. You want a new email address on yourdomain.com which is also pointing to your PlusPlus hosting. Choose “yourdomain.com” rather than the subdomain “yourdomain.hostdomain.com”.
Now you need to enter a username for the new email address. This could be something like “info”, “support”, a personal name such as “rjones” or “Rebecca” and so on. So, if you chose “info” as the username then the full email address will be firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need to enter a password for your new email address. We recommend using a strong password and you can use the automatic password generation feature for this. Keep a note of your password separately. This is required to access your new email address as well as set it up in Gmail.
There are some optional settings that you can use such as the amount of storage space to allocate to the new email address. The default setting for this is 1 GB which should be more than enough, but if you think that you will require more then you can change this. Click on the blue +Create button to create your new email address.
If you experience any difficulties with creating a new email address, or do not want to do this yourself, then contact the PlusPlus Hosting support team who will be delighted to help you.
Adding your Personal Domain Email Address to Gmail
If you are not logged in to your Gmail account then you need to do this first. Once you are logged in, you want to access the “Settings” and you can do this by clicking on the “gear” icon which is situated in the top right corner.
It is likely that you will see the “quick settings” first so you will need to click on “See all settings” to expand this. You will see a series of links at the top and you need to click on “Accounts and Import”. Look for “Check mail form other accounts:” and click the “Add a mail account” link.
A form will appear and you need to follow the instructions. This starts by entering the email address that you want to add to your Gmail interface. You will need your POP3 settings which you can get from cPanel. Just go to “Email Accounts” and then click on the “Connect Devices” button next to the email address you want to add to Gmail.
You will see the information that you need under “Mail Client Manual Settings”. There are secure and non-secure settings so make sure that you choose the secure settings. When adding a personal domain email address to Gmail we recommend that you check the box that says “leave a copy of retrieved message on server”.
You will need to confirm that you own the email address that you are adding to Gmail. Change the sending options so that you use the same email address to send them rather than your Gmail email address. That’s all there is to it.
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