How to Setup an Email Account That Uses Your Domain Name
If you’re a blogger and you’re serious about growing your business, you are diligently working on growing your email list. And I know how much effort it takes to gain those subscribers. So when you do send them an email with your latest post or product, you want it to reach them, right?
If you’re @gmail.com – you may be going to spam!
But sadly, if you haven’t heard, emails ending with “@gmail.com” are being filtered to the Promotions tab, or worse yet, the Spam folder.
Here is how to prevent that from happening. If you set up your email through your domain name, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, instead of email@example.com, your emails won’t automatically go to the spam folder. Yipppee!!
Below are the quick steps on how to setup your email at your domain name if you host through SiteGround. (By the way, if you’re looking for a hosting company, I love SiteGround. They are always on, super fast, and their helpful and kind technical support is amazing! And they save me hours of work when they solve my technical issues for me!)
1. Go to your cPanel under My Accounts.
2. Click on Email Accounts.
3. Type in the email you want to have at your domain name. Choose a secure password.
(*This is the same password and username you will use when setting up your alias in Gmail)
4. Your email is created.
5. Setup forwarding to Gmail. Go to the cPanel home and click on Forwarders.
6. Click on Add Forwarder.
7. Type in the email address you just created.
Then type in the email address you want it to forward to (your Gmail account email).
8. Forwarding is setup!
9. Now setup your alias in Gmail.
This allows you to still use Gmail to manage your emails but all your outgoing emails will have your domain name email, instead of your gmail email. 🙂 Go to Settings (under the little gear on the right) and click on Accounts and Import. Then click on Add another email address you own.
10. Type in your new fancy domain name email address.
Give it a good name too.
11. Send mail through your SMTP server.
With SiteGround, match the values below. The SMTP Server is your domain name (delete any preceding values). Choose Port 465. Then type in your domain name email and the password you created in step 3.
12. Verify your new email.
A verification email will be sent to you to ensure you own this email. And because you already setup forwarding in SiteGround, this email will be in your Gmail account.
13. The verification email was under my Updates tab.
It may take a few minutes to be delivered, so don’t fret. Go get a cup of coffee.
14. Type in the verification code and hit Verify.
15. Choose from which email to send emails.
Now you are able to send emails with your new domain name email. Super fancy eh?
16. Setup default Send As email.
You can also setup your default Send mail as email. Just go to Settings in your Gmail account. And under Accounts and Import, select the email you want to always be the default Send mail as email.
Did this help you?
I hope this was easy and simple to follow. Let me know if you have any questions. This should increase your open rate when you send emails to your subscribers! Yippeee – don’t let all your hard work end up in the spam folder.
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