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How To Add Your Email Account To Gmail

Gmail users may want to keep all their email addresses in one central login.

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Written by Ryan Gray
Updated over a week ago

Some customers wish to add their email accounts from their web hosting package to their existing Gmail account.

This ensures all of their email is going to one place, meaning they only have one login to check everything.

To do this, you have to make sure your email account is created inside of cPanel.

Once you've done that, you can login to your Gmail and click the settings cog and Settings:

You then need to click on the Accounts and Import tab:

Beside Check mail from other accounts click on Add a mail account:

This brings up a dialog where you can input the credentials from your email account created inside of cPanel.

To get the correct options, I recommend logging into cPanel -> Email Accounts -> and clicking Connect Devices beside the email account you're wanting to import:

From here, you'll notice a big blue box that says: Secure SSL/TLS Settings (Recommended)

This is all the information you'll need to import into Gmail.

Going back to the Gmail dialog box, you want to enter your email address:

On the next screen you'll want to select Import emails from my other account (POP3) since we don't use Gmailify:

And then fill in the credentials provided by cPanel:

Username - This is your email address

Password - This is the password to your email account

POP Server - This is defined in the blue box inside of cPanel

Port - This is also defined in that same blue box

Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server - This will actually make a copy of the email and leave it on your hosting account. I don't recommend doing this as it will chew your disk space and not help you keep a clean inbox.

Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail - You always want to do this!

Label incoming messages: [email protected] - This will automatically label the email from your new email address inside of Gmail so you know where it was sent from.

Archive incoming messages - This will skip the inbox and automatically archive the mail. I don't recommend doing this.

Once you've completed this, your email will automatically be imported into Gmail.

There is one final step. If when replying to those emails, you don't want the people to ever see your Gmail, you have to import your SMTP settings.

On the next screen, you can set that up:

Gmail gives you the option to treat the new email account as an alias.

This means, it'll still say you're sending email from your domain, but it will use Gmail's server.

There is no problem in doing this, but if you'd like to use your web hosting account to send the mail as well, you can set that up by checking No.

Most people will want to use an Alias as Gmail has an extremely high inboxing rate.

If you select No, you'll need to follow some additional steps:

Once again, using the blue box from cPanel, you'll fill out the appropriate fields:

You will then save changes, and they will send you a verification email where you must enter the pin code on the next screen or click the link in the email:

Once all of this is completed, congratulations, you've now linked your email account to your Gmail!

Now when you check your Gmail, you'll see emails from your web hosting account:

You're all set! All of your email is in one place and you can easily distinguish between the two.

How To Add Your cPanel Email To Gmail

I've filmed a video tutorial to walk you through the entire Gmail setup on the Official NameHero YouTube Channel:

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