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How to Send Company Branded Emails through Gmail

by Nicholas Tart on April 11, 2011 · 20 comments

Every email you send should come from yourname@domain.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 yourname@domain.com.

Start sending your company branded emails through Gmail in three quick-and-easy steps.

And if you don’t use Gmail, you should start right now. It’s like Chrome for email.

1. Setup Your Branded Domain Email

Skip this step if you already have yourname@domain.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:

  1. Gmail Settings
  2. Accounts and Import > Send Mail As > Send Mail from Another Address
  3. Enter Name and Email > Next Step > Use Gmail’s servers to send your mail > Next Step > Send Verification
  4. 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 account-verification-noreply@google.com.

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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{ 16 comments }

Kazuki Kinoshita April 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Hi , Nick

How are you? Here in Japan, there have been many small quakes since we had a big quake. it’s been for a month since then. Yesterday we have a kind of big quake but we are ok now. we are a little bit nervous about it.

Anyway I read your new article and it’s a great idea. Actually I’m using gmail and use the setting integration. It’s very useful. I could think about it again it’s great way! So I think I will tell others about it!

Take care and I’m looking forward to talking to you soon!

Kazuki Kinoshita

Nicholas Tart April 11, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Hey Kazuki! Yeah, I just heard about your aftershocks on tonight’s news. Are you far from the nuclear plant?

Gmail has lots of other nifty functionalities as well. It’s amazing how much Google gives for free.

Kazuki Kinoshita April 13, 2011 at 1:21 am

hi Nick!

Yes I am in a bit far from the nuclear plant.
But vegetable and fish in that areaare limited to be sent so we got some influences.
And a factory making plastic received damage so they cant make package and containers that put food and so on.
So there are fewer pet bottles in any shops.

The next article is also cool!

take care
Kazuki

Nicholas Tart April 13, 2011 at 9:39 am

Well, I’m glad you’re in a relatively safe zone, but I still can’t imagine what it’s like to have to worry about where your food is coming from. I get upset when I run out of creamer for my coffee ;). I’ll try to do that less.

Thanks again for reaching out and for your support here.

Gifer April 15, 2011 at 12:53 am

Thanks bro, very helpful post ! And the cake does looks yummy :-P Haha !

Nicholas Tart April 15, 2011 at 8:42 am

Sure thing, Gifer! Did you go through this process?

Buntu Redempter April 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

Thank you Nick, Can you add more than one e-mails?

Nicholas Tart April 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Yep, I’m not sure if there’s a limit but I’m using 4 emails through it right now.

Buntu Redempter April 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Cool, Thank you. This article is very helpful.

Daniel November 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm

so i am guessing you have a google account

Nicholas Tart November 30, 2011 at 12:55 am

Yep. Used to have Hotmail. Got hacked. Switched to Gmail. Never goin’ back. Gmail4Life!

Danny Lopez January 5, 2012 at 1:21 am

Did I get it right?
This does not cost a thing?

Nicholas Tart January 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

It’s all free, Danny. As long as you have a domain and/or hosting.

Jason Anderson June 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Yep….super helpful tutorial. I have my emails forwarded to my gmail account but I would always respond from my gmail address. This caused a lot of missed email responses (went to spam filters) . So, yeah, this tutorial was extremely helpful for me. Thanks for taking the time to write it!

Nick Tart June 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Sure thing, Jason. I had the same problem and figured people could benefit from it.

mike June 11, 2012 at 4:15 am

Hi, I tested this for a client by using my gmail and work just fine. But now i went in and deleted the test setup and went into my clients gmail and did the same thing. Then i sent a test email using the correct email address but it does not forward to her gmail account, its still going to mine?? Spent hours looking to see what is going on but can’t find whats going on?

If i go to my gmail account and go to settings then to the tab ” accounts and import” it clearly shows that in the “send mail as” section that only my gmail account is there?

Any ideas ?

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