How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks

Many users have at least two email accounts; one for personal and another for professional use. So what happens when you have a email address (non GMail.com domain) and wish to manage it (send and receive email) via ? 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. How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks 1
  2. Click on the Settings option. How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks 2
  3. Click on the ‘Accounts and Import’ tab. How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks 3
  4. Select the ‘Add another email address’ option. How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks 4
  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. How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks 5
  6. -in the custom email address’ password. Leave all the other options as they were, Gmail has taken care of them for you. How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks 6
  7. Once you have typed in the password successfully, Gmail will send a confirmation code to the particular address. Keep the particular tab open. How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks 7
  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. How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks 8
  9. Paste the confirmation code in the box and hit verify. How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks 9
  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. How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks 10
  11. To remove the custom address, head back to Settings> Accounts and Import and hit the delete button, as illustrated below. How To Use A Custom Email Address With Gmail | Tips & tricks 11
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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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