If you’re receiving lots of daily emails from your readers or your website members, then, you will find it hard to login many times to cPanel. You will need to login again to your webmail account for every session. That way, things become complicated, and you will lose the fast reply to your emails, but, you can solve that problem easily, when you forward all your incoming emails to your Gmail account.
Best of all, you can reply directly from Gmail and the sender will be always the same email that received that message. Today I’ll show you in a step by step tutorial how to forward a domain email to Gmail and host it completely there.
Gmail is the most popular email service in the world. It’s easy to manage and fast, especially, if you switch to the basic HTML version, when you have a slow connection. You can easily redirect your website email to your own Gmail account and receive emails and reply from the same place.
Forward a website email to Gmail
To redirect your website email, all you have to do is to login to cPanel, then, find the icon “Forwarders“, click on it:
You will get the page where you can create a new redirect to your domain email. There are two options, the first one at the top of the page, is forwarding a single domain email. This is what you need in general, and the second one, which is forwarding all the domain emails at once, to your preferred email account, such as Gmail, Yahoo, Yandex and others. For now, select the first one for a single email redirect.
The next page lets you add your forward, select your domain name if you have multiple sites, then, enter the domain email that you want to redirect. The final step will be adding the target Gmail account to receive all your website emails:
Now, you need to verify your domain email with Gmail, just login to your Gmail account and click on “Settings” at the top right of the page as the next screenshot example.
Now, you will get all your email settings, but you only need to click on “Accounts and Import” link as this screenshot.
Now, click “Add another email address you own” and check the option “Reply from the same address to which the message was sent” as below:
A new pop-up window will be opened, just enter your domain name email as this example.
A new step in the same window will be there, just let the first option that says “Send through Gmail” checked and click “Next Step” button. Now, click the “Send Verification” button.
And finally, Google will send you a verification email with a code, just come back to your cPanel account, click on “Email Accounts” icon and continue as usual to your domain email. Login and copy the Google verification code and use it in the pop-up window box, or simply, click the verification link directly if you can see it, and you will get the Google success message.
And finally, you have a single Gmail account where you can receive emails from your domain name and best of all, you can reply directly to any email from Gmail, the sender will be set automatically as your domain name email if you get emails there. Anyway, you can select the sender as you want.
At the same time, you get a copy of all your incoming emails stored in your cPanel email account. Now, you’ve learned how to forward your domain email to Gmail and you can also help others to do the same by linking to this step by step tutorial, I hope this helped.
Fathi Arfaoui: A Physicist, founder and owner of Trustiko.com. He shares Business, WordPress, Web Safety, and Blogging tips to build better websites and blogs. Thus, you will succeed online with the right marketing strategies and recommendations. Of course, you’ll find much more topics.