The sound of high heels clicking across the tile takes me right back to childhood, my mum getting ready for a night out, spritzing perfume, spending time on her hair and cosmetics, and putting on a pair of small heels to make her look elegant and fancy. I felt in awe of her sparkle on those nights, looking so elegant and beautiful.
Which is exactly how I feel when I send and receive email using my website email address.
Like I’m all sparkly and elegant, running my own business. And proud!
And when I work with other entrepreneurs using a Gmail domain for their email address, I feel a little sad that they’re not as professional. So here, please, take a little glitter and set up your domain’s address via Gmail.
Note: When you purchase your hosting, you likely get an email address, too. If you need help setting it up, let me know.
Head over to your Host to find your email configuration. Here’s where you find it on Bluehost:
Log in to your Bluehost account, choose Hosting, then email. Choose the email configuration tab and record the name of your mail servers and supported ports.
From your inbox, choose the gear symbol on the right. Choose settings.
If you are using Siteground, login, head to your cPanel and the Email section to choose Email Accounts. From there, you should see a list of your emails. Click on the more button for the applicable address.
When you choose Configure Email Client, you will see the account details. Leave the tab or screen open to aid you as you continue setting up your account in Gmail.
Heading back to your Gmail…
Choose the Accounts and Import tab. Choose ‘Add a POP3 mail account you own’.
Enter your email address.
Use the email configuration email you recorded earlier to complete Gmail’s form with the appropriate server information. Additionally, you can choose a few features such as leaving a copy of the email on the server, labeling messages and skipping the inbox.
Upon completion, you have the opportunity to send email from Gmail on behalf of your domain account.
Ensure your name is showing, and yes, treat as an alias. Move forward by clicking ‘Next Step’.
Again, use the appropriate server information from above to complete this form.
Once complete, Gmail will ask you to verify your email with a code. Check your inbox for this, enter it 0r click the link, and you’re done!
You can now access and send your professional **sparkly** domain’s email via your Gmail account!