Creating and using a domain name email if you do not have one set up already (options)

Modified on Wed, 26 Oct 2022 at 10:02 AM

Why not use the domain email which is free with your hosting account? Using email addresses like will look much more professional than a personal email—and the best part is, it’s free!

If you have paid money to own a domain then you should, at the least, buy from a domain registrar that offers email forwarding for their accounts. You can also create a domain email address from the control panel given to you by your hosting providers—they’ll also provide at least one free email address for your account.

Set up an email account that uses your domain name

Below are the steps to create a new email address, like, and integrate it with your Gmail account. This way, you can easily send and receive emails through the Gmail interface, but your customer will see the emails as coming from your domain email address.

The steps have been broken into two parts. First, we’ll see how to create the domain email address. Second, we’ll integrate that domain email with your Gmail account.

Create the domain name email address (First step receiving only)

  1. Log into your website hosting control panel, or Cpanel. This is where the domain name is kept.
  2. Click on Email Accounts in the Email section.
  3. Enter the details for your new account, something like for example, then click Create Account.
  4. You will see a notification that reads something like this: “Success! Account Created.” The account will be shown on the same page.
  5. Now go back to your Cpanel and click on Forwarders in the Mail section. Then click Add Forwarder.
  6. Fill in all the details. Then, click Add Forwarder and you’re done. Address To Forward will be the domain email you wish to forward ie. Destination will be where you would like these emails to come ie

Now all the emails sent to will be sent to your personal email address.

Integrate your new domain email with Gmail (sending and receiving individual responses)

  1. Sign in to your Gmail account.
  2. Go to Options, then to Mail Settings, then click Accounts and Imports.
  3. Check Send Mail As, and click on Add Another Email Address You Own.
  4. In the popup that appears, fill in your details, add the new domain email address you just created, then click Next.
  5. Click on Send Verification, and a verification email will be delivered to your inbox. Simply click on the link to verify it, and you are done.
  6. Now, click on Compose Email, and see the changes you’ve made in action.

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