This is part 2 of our previous post “How to configure your email client for your domain“, if you have already followed that tutorial and have the emails created for your domain, you can go to “Steps to configure Gmail with your accounts” down this page.
The email accounts will now need an email handler that will receive, send and sort the emails. This is where the email clients come in. From your cPanel, you are able to access a tab “Access Webmail” that sends you to the email handlers.
The email clients are installed in the server to enable you to access your email without using any other application or email client. The common ones are Horde, SquirrelMail and RoundCube.
All these clients are always available when you login to your cPanel. It does not make any difference if you use different clients each time you log in.
You can also use other mail clients that are free and advanced. The best and easiest option you can go for is Gmail.
Steps to configure Gmail with your accounts:
Step 1 – Send email from your domain using Gmail client
- Make sure you have a Gmail account: For the free version of Gmail, you need to have an account that will sync the emails you receive. The account obviously will have the Gmail domain name, but people will be sending them to your domain’s account. You can also create a new gmail account to use just for your business.
- Go to settings at the top right corner from your gmail account and click on the accounts and imports label.
- Under “Send mail as” click on the “Add another email address” option. Here you will be taken through a step by step authentication for the email account. First enter a name (your customers will see this name in front of your email address, so pick something good) and then enter the email address you just created in the step 2 on our previous tutorial “How to configure your email client for your domain” via cPanel.
- Click “Next Step”, this will open a popup window with information needed from your cPanel email settings. SMTP server: use your Outgoing Server name from cPanel; Username, use the username from cPanel, Password, use the password you chose when creating your email in step 2 via cPanel. Note: if you didn’t copy that password and don’t remember, go back to your email accounts in cPanel, there is an option to change the password.
The process is really that simple. After you have entered the password and account preferences, a verification email will be sent to your new email account. You will need to access your email confirmation through cPanel to copy your confirmation code. Paste it back to the pop-up window to finish up with the account configuration.
1. Access webmail through cPanel. Go to email accounts. Scroll down until you see your email. Under the More tab chose “Access Webmail”
2. Choose any of the options to open your webmail – Horde, RoundCube or SquirrelMail. It doesn’t matter
3. Look for the email from the gmail team. Copy the confirmation code and pasted on the popup window.
You are now set up to send emails through your gmail account using your domain email. In order to also receive emails from your domain to your gmail you will need one more step – forward those emails. Here is how:
Step 2 – Receive email from your domain using Gmail client
1. Go to cPanel, under emails choose “Forwarders”
2. Next click on add forwarder. Note: if you have more than one domain, choose the one you want to forward to your gmail account
3. Create a new forwarder. Now you will be able to see the emails that you receive from your domain email directly into your gmail inbox.
That’s it! Your are now set up to send and receive emails from your domain using only gmail account. No more hassle having to go to cPanel and login to see your emails.
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