Sending e-mail from name@yourdomain.com using Gmail

This is a quick tutorial on how you can enable Gmail to use more e-mail addresses in your “from” field. Useful for sending mail from your name@domain.com custom e-mail from within Gmail.

First step is to buy a domain name. With most domain registrars you can set up a number of e-mail addresses, either with their own inbox or with that e-mail address linking to another e-mail. Basically you’re saying that all e-mail sent to name@domain.com should go to my normal e-mail inbox (name@gmail.com for example). Once someone linked your mail to your normal inbox you can move on to the next step of setting it up on the other end (sending mail from name@domain.com emails)

 

using your custom e-mail on another account

Go to Settings-> Settings

shifting your email address to an alternate one

accounts -> add another e-mail address you own

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Fill in your name and the new e-mail address you are setting up (name@domain.com)

getting name@lastname.com fixed for email

Through Gmail is easier to setup so choose this option

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Verify your e-mail. There should be an e-mail in your inbox asking you to verify it. If you don’t receive an e-mail you should set up your domain to forward it to your inbox better

All set and done. Now when you compose a new e-mail from within Gmail there should be a dropdown menu in your “from” field where you can choose which e-mail to display to the receiver.

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