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How to Use Your Own / Custom Domain Email with Gmail

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If you are using your custom domain for your blog or website but don’t have an email hosting, then you don’t need to get worry for this. You can use Gmail’s mailing service for free to manage your emails on your blog or website’s professional email addresses.

A custom email on your domain like [email protected] gives your mails a professional look and every webmaster including bloggers love professionalism. Sometimes, bloggers and website owners can’t afford to purchase email hosting separately when their website hosting package doesn’t provide them email hosting. Similarly, Blogger users, who use their custom domain on Blogger, also need an email hosting. They can purchase one but here in this tutorial, we will learn how to use Gmail’s free service to send and receive emails on your professional addresses without investing even a penny.

Step 1: Setup Mail Forwarding

Almost all domain registrars provide free email forwarding and it is very easy to configure. To use Gmail for sending and receiving emails on your professional addresses, first create and forward email address (es) to your Gmail ID.

For example if your Gmail ID is [email protected] and your domain name is, then go to control panel of your domain and then navigate to email forwarding section. After that, create a desired email address on your domain like [email protected] and forward it to your Gmail ID.

What if Your Domain Control Panel Doesn’t Support Email Forwarding

(Read and follow only if your domain registrar hasn’t provided the feature of email forwarding in your domain panel. If you are able to forward emails from your domain panel, then skip to Step 2 of this tutorial.)
If your domain registrar has provided you with limited features and you aren’t able to forward emails under your domain, then there is yet another solution. provides free DNS service along with email forwarding.

To go with the free DNS management and email forwarding of NameCheap, signup for a free account at and add your domain. After that, change the Nameservers from your previous domain panel to below provided Nameservers. This will point your domain to NameCheap servers and once the domain is redirected, configure DNS there to point your domain to your blog / website again and then create and forward email IDs to your Gmail account.

Nameservers for NameCheap 

Step 2: Add Newly Created Email Addresses to Your Gmail Account

After forwarding the email address to your Gmail ID, now add the email to your Gmail account. To do it, follow below steps:
1. Sign in to your Gmail account
2. Click on ‘Settings’ icon from near right top of screen and choose “Settings” from drop down list
3. In “Settings” screen, select “Accounts” tab and then click on “Add another email address you own”
4. Once you will click “Add another email address you own” link, a popup window will appear. In the appeared window, fill in necessary details as below:
-In the “Name” field, type in the name which you want to assign to the email ID. Whenever you will send email, this name will appear as “From” name.
-In “Email address” field, type in the email address which you have created under your domain and have forwarded to Gmail in first step
5. After adding your email, click on “Next Step” button to proceed
6. In next window, choose the option “Send through Gmail (easier to set up) option and proceed
7. In appeared window, click on “Send Verification”. Gmail will send you a verification code on the email address which you have chosen to use with Gmail account. You will receive the code in your Gmail inbox as you have set the forward before. Open your Gmail inbox in a separate window, copy the code and paste it in appeared windows’ concerned box to verify your email address.


8. Now in last step, again go to “Settings” of your Gmail account. You will see an option saying “Send email as”. In front of “Send email as” option, your added email addresses will be listed. Make the email address default which you have added recently. Now all emails will be sent from this email and you will receive the replies in same Gmail account.


Congratulations! Now you have set up your own email address for Gmail. You might ask either you will be able to receive emails on your original Gmail ID or not. The answer is yes, you will receive emails on your original Gmail ID also.

Need any help in setting up your custom email for Gmail? Just leave a comment below by stating your problem. We will help you out.

Rehmat Alam A blogger who has fallen in love with coding! Here at, I share things that relate to coding, servers, E-marketing, and other related fields.

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13 Replies to “How to Use Your Own / Custom Domain Email…”

    1. Hi Vijay bro, yes you can use more emails. First redirect them by following the instructions discussed in this tutorial and then add these email addresses to your Gmail account as discussed above. After that, make the address default which you use most frequently. Emails will be sent from default email address. You can also choose “from” email address during sending the email…

  1. Thanks for the post very helpful. I have done this and it worked, but I also know it can be done through the “Check email from other accounts using POP3” feature on Gmail. Is one method preferable and more reliable than the other?

    1. Hi Mike, I shared what I found working for me. I haven’t tested the second method and don’t know either it is reliable or not. Will let you know after testing it. Thank you for writing in.

  2. Hi Rehmat! I found your post in a google search for having an email address configured at my gmail account. I already own a domain Registered using Google apps and it is doing fantastic for me.
    I also own so many other domains registered with godaddy, and several other registrars. So I was thinking if this is a possible option for domains purchased out side of google.
    Well, I liked your post at heart. +1. Thanks for sharing and keep going. 🙂

  3. I looked for a similar article for a very long time. Thank you very much bro. I really really appreciate you sharing it with us.

  4. Thanks, this was exactly what I was looking for!
    Very clear, no jargon.

    (to clarify step 8, after choosing settings cog/settings, you must choose the header “Accounts and Import” in order to see the option “Send mail as:”
    This may have been due to a gmail update)


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