How to add an email to Gmail. Our hosting packages come complete with Roundcube Webmail as standard. Clients sometimes would like to continue using their preferred email provider.
Forwarding emails to your Gmail account from Webmail isn’t foolproof, third party email providers may have spam filters in place that will wrongly filter genuine emails as spam. Sometimes not even delivered to the spam folder, they just disappear.
So the better way of doing things is to set up your business email on your preferred email provider.
Here, we will show you step-by-step how to configure your Gmail settings on your desktop to retrieve your emails rather than using Webmail.
Sync Email to Gmail – Step 1
Head on over to your Gmail mail account.
Click on the settings icon in the top right of the screen
Select ‘see all settings‘
Sync Email to Gmail – Step 2
You should now be on the settings screen.
Select ‘Accounts and Import‘
Choose ‘Add an email account‘
Sync Email to Gmail – Step 3
A series of pop-ups will appear. This is where you are required to add your own specific server information. Contact your host or check your cPanel for your own specific server details. The server information displayed on screenshots below are examples for clients using Eastleigh SEO Web Designs hosting.
Add the email address you would like to use with Gmail and click next.
Sync Email to Gmail – Step 4
From the radio button options on the next screen, select ‘Import emails from my other account (POP3)‘
Sync Email to Gmail – Step 5
Complete the fields in the next pop-up with your own specific server information.
Sync Email to Gmail – Step 6
If you would like to be able to reply to emails using this email address, select ‘Yes’
Sync Email to Gmail – Step 7
Enter the email address under the name field and select next step.
Sync Email to Gmail – Step 8
Again, add your own specific outgoing server information in the fields and select ‘Add account‘
Congratulations! You have successfuly added an email to your Gmail account.
Return to your Gmail emails and you will start seeing your emails come through to the inbox.
You will have an email from the Gmail team to confirm you would like to send emails from the new email address. Just click the confirmation link and you are all set!