How to use a personalized email address with Gmail
Many users have two or more email accounts; one for personal use and another for professional use. So what happens when you have a custom email address (outside of GMail.com domain) and you want to manage it (send and receive emails) through Gmail? The process is pretty straightforward, just let a step-by-step tutorial walk you through.
Set up your personalized email address on Gmail: step by step
- Log into your Gmail account and click on the Settings icon, which is a small gear located in the upper right corner.
- Click on the Settings option.
- Click on the “Accounts and Import” tab.
- Select the option “Add another email address”.
- A pop-up window will then appear, asking you to enter the address of the personalized email you want to use via Gmail. Write it down and click Next Step.
- Enter the password for the personalized email address. Leave all other options as they are, Gmail will take care of them for you.
- Once you have entered the password successfully, Gmail will send a confirmation code to the address in question. Keep the particular tab open.
- Log in to the personalized email address through the customer that you already used for this, open the corresponding email and copy the confirmation code.
- Paste the confirmation code in the box and press verify.
- Mission accomplished. From now on, you will be able to check your mail for this address via Gmail, as well as sending e-mail using this address. When sending an email, click the “From” tab to switch between your original Gmail account and the custom address you synced.
- To remove the custom address, go back to Settings> Accounts & Import and tap the Remove button, as shown below.
To extract emails from your custom account, Gmail uses something called POP3 protocol; which means that emails sent to that account will take a bit longer to display compared to the original customer you were using for that address. Also, any actions you take for this account through the Gmail client will not sync with the original client you were using – sent messages, deleted messages, read messages, etc.
If you have any issues trying the above or have a recommendation, please feel free to post a comment below.
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