How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail

Many users have at least two email accounts; one for personal and another for professional use. So what happens when you have a custom email address (non GMail.com domain) and wish to manage it (send and receive email) via Gmail? The process is fairly simple, just let out step-by-step tutorial guide you through.

Setting up your custom email address on Gmail: Step-by-step

  1. Log in to your Gmail account and click on the Settings icon, which is a small gear located in the top right-hand corner. 
  2. Click on the Settings option. 
  3. Click on the ‘Accounts and Import’ tab. 
  4. Select the ‘Add another email address’ option. 
  5. A pop-up window will then emerge, asking you to fill in the address of the custom email you wish to use via Gmail. Write it down and the click Next Step. 
  6. Type-in the custom email address’ password. Leave all the other options as they were, Gmail has taken care of them for you. 
  7. Once you have typed in the password successfully, Gmail will send a confirmation code to the particular address. Keep the particular tab open. 
  8. Log in to the custom email address via the client you were already using for it, open the respective mail and copy the confirmation code. 
  9. Paste the confirmation code in the box and hit verify. 
  10. Mission accomplished. From now on, you will be able to check your mail for this address via Gmail, as well as sending email using this address . When sending an email, click on the ‘From’ tab to switch between your original Gmail account and the custom address that you have synced. 
  11. To remove the custom address, head back to Settings> Accounts and Import and hit the delete button, as illustrated below. 

To pull email from your custom account, Gmail uses the something called POP3 protocol; which means that emails sent to this account will take a bit more to show up compared to the original client you were using for this address. Additionally, any action you take for this account via the Gmail client won’t be synced to the original client you were using – sent messages, deleted messages, read messages etc.

If you encounter any problems while trying out the above or have a recommendation to make, feel free to shoot a comment down below.

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