How to Read Emails Using Gmail Instead of Webmail

Gmail, Google's email program, offers a streamlined interface that some clients may prefer over the available Webmail interfaces (such as RoundCube, Horde, and SquirrelMail).

It is now possible to use your Gmail account to read your domain name's emails by following these simple steps:

  1. Login to Gmail and click on the Settings link in the upper right corner.
  2. Click on the Settings tab.
  3. In the Accounts section, click Add POP3 mail account you own.
  4. Type the email address of the account you are adding, and click Next Step.
  5. Fill in all the details and settings for the email account, as were specified in your cPanel during the initial account creation.
    1. Your Username is your full email address (including the domain name).
    2. Your Password is your email password, not your cPanel password.
    3. The POP Server is mail.yourdomain.com (replace yourdomain.com with your domain name). Leave the default POP port, namely 110.
    4. Check the Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server box if you plan to keep accessing your emails from other clients or regular Webmail interfaces. Otherwise, emails will be deleted from the mail server as soon as they are retrieved by Gmail.
    5. Keep the Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail box unchecked.
    6. Choose whether or not you want to label incoming messages, and whether or not you want to archive them.
  6. Click Add Account. Gmail will then fetch all emails from the specified address.
  7. Now you can set up Gmail to send emails using your email address. Still in the Settings > Accounts page, click Send mail from another address under Send mail as.
  8. Enter your name and email address here. You may also add a reply to address if you want your users to reply to a different email by default.
  9. Click Next step, then either select Send through Gmail (easier to set up but shows "sent on behalf of you@yourdomain.com" in the From line) or Send through [yourdomain.com] SMTP servers (recommended; use mail.yourdomain.com as SMTP server on port 465, using your full email address and email password as credentials).
  10. Click Next step. Gmail will then send your alternative address the verification link and code, so that you can activate the sending of emails through this account.
  11. Since you've already set up your hosted email in Gmail, simply open up your Gmail Inbox to get the confirmation email, which you should receive shortly. Click on the verification link, and your new send from address will be activated.

And you're done! You can now use your Gmail account to check all of your hosted domain's emails.

 

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