19 Steps to add your new email address to Gmail

With a brand new domain name registered it is time to add your new email address to Gmail.

After all, as a web site owner you want an email address using your domain name; not an email from a free service like gmail or hotmail.com

If you are like most first time website builders you probably have a Gmail address for personal use.

But now, with a domain name and a brand name to promote you want to be professional. No more place for fun and quirky emails with Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo.

You need to be able to use an email address using @YourDomain.com to

  • receive emails to Your_addres@YourDomain.com
  • send emails with Your_addres@YourDomain.com as sender

Going forward you will have mails coming into your personal mail but also to your new domain name.

This means logging into 2 different email accounts. Would it not be great to only have to check mail in one place?

For the purpose if this tutorial I will assume that you are have web hosting with Bluehost and a Gmail account.

The first 8 steps are all done in the Bluehost control panel and then we complete the setup logged into the Gmail account.

Bluehost admin: Create the email account

1: Logging into Bluehost control panel

With our username and password we log into the Bluehost control panel.

2: Choose your domain name in the dropdown menu

If you only have one domain it may be preselected for you. After you have selected your domain name you need to allow the page to reload.

3-5: Choose Advanced in the left hand menu

After you have chosen Advanced you need to click on “Email accounts” in the section labeled “EMAIL”. Now click on the button that says “+CREATE”

6: Enter desired mail address information

Now it is time to actually create the email address. Again you specify your Domain and then you type the name or role (Ted or info) you want as an email address.

You also select or generate a password for your new email address.

You do not need to concern yourself with the options for Storage space and Folders at this point. I usually stick with the default 500 MB, select “Do Not Automatically Create Folders” and elect to receive the Welcome mail with instructions.

When all data has been entered — and you have made some kind of record of the password — you click “+CREATE”.

Do write this information down as you will need it in step 13 down below.

7: “CONNECT DEVICES”

Now you need to click “CONNECT DEVICES” for instructions.

8: Make a record of the “Mail Client Manual Settings”

There are also Mail Client Automatic Configuration Scripts” that can be used but I actually prefer to make it work manually.

Log in to Gmail: Add your email address to Gmail

9: Log into the Gmail

Just log in to Gmail as if you want to receive /send emails.

10:  Settings

Click Settings and then — if needed — “See all settings” in the top right corner.

11: Accounts and Import

Under Settings you now need to select the fourth tab named “Accounts and Import”.

12: Look for “Check email from other accounts” and..

Look for the section called “Check email from other accounts” and then click on “Add an email account”.

13: Popup “Add an email account”

In the popup window named “Add an email account” we type the email address we set up in step 6 when we were loggen in to Bluehost. When done we needd to click “Next”.

14: “Import emails from my other account (POP3)”

In the next menu we select “Import emails from my other account (POP3)” and click “Next”

15: Here we type the Username and Password from step 6

Make sure that the email address and POP server match the Bluehost information from step 7. Then click next.

16: Enter the name or role you want for the email address

Also uncheck “Treat as an alias” and click “Next step”.

17:  Enter Username and Password from step 6

Make sure that other information matches the Bluehost information from step 7. Then click “Add account”.

18: Verify and you are up and ready to go!

An email has been triggered to be sent to the email address you set up via Bluehost for your new domain.

As you have linked the new email address to your Gmail account you should see the mail in your Gmail Inbox.

Simply enter the code from the mail in the popup window or click the link to verify.

19. That’s it. Time to test sending a message

When you next choose to create a message in Gmail you will see a drop box next to the From field.

You can send from your Gmail as before but you can now also choose to send with your new email address as sender.

Have fun and enjoy!

Please let me know if you found this short tutorial helpful and what you would like to see next.

Meet the author: Serial entrepreneur and travel industry expert with more than 20 years working experience from web development, Wordpress and the travel industry. Mattias is a big fan of Open Source and will show you how to build and manage a website using Wordpress and a bit of optional PHP for the true enthusiast. Mattias identifies with self-starters and entrepreneurs and also shares ideas on how to monetize a website.