Every email you send should come from email@example.com. But most hosting email clients are slow, bulky, or downright hideous.
Fortunately, Google lets you use your Gmail account to send emails as though they’re coming from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start sending your company branded emails through Gmail in three quick-and-easy steps.
1. Setup Your Branded Domain Email
Skip this step if you already have email@example.com email address. If not, start by setting it up.
If you have your hosting through HostGator (aff link), this is how you set up your email address:
Login to your cPanel > Email Accounts (within “Mail”) > Create Email, Password, and set Quota to Unlimited > Create Account
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I’m not sure how to set up your email with other hosting providers, but a quick Google search will give you plenty of guidance.
2. Integrate Gmail with Your Email
This is mostly managed through your Gmail Settings which you access through the little blue icon in the upper right corner of your Gmail homepage:
- Gmail Settings
- Accounts and Import > Send Mail As > Send Mail from Another Address
- Enter Name and Email > Next Step > Use Gmail’s servers to send your mail > Next Step > Send Verification
- Login to Other Email Client > Open Gmail’s Email > Click Confirmation Link
If you don’t see the verification email within five minutes, check your spam folders for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Set Branded Email as Default
Once your other email address is verified, click make default to send all of your emails through that email.
Even if it’s not business-related, using that email address is one of the sneaky ways to get more traffic from your friends.
Within the same “Send Mail as” section in you have the option to “Reply from the same address the message was sent to.” Choose that option to not confuse them with another email and to make sure it doesn’t get flagged as spam.
If you want to send emails as your company’s “Customer Support,” “Press Relations,” and “Investor Relations” departments, repeat this process for each of those emails. Then simply choose them from the dropdown in the “Compose Message” area.
And for your own good, I will not repeat this tutorial for Hotmail, Yahoo, or AOL. I used Hotmail for four years before I switched to Gmail. One of the best decisions ever.
Did you go through this tutorial? If so, let me know in the comments so I can gauge whether or not this was useful.
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