How To Use Gmail With Custom Domain Email For Free In 2024

No doubt most web hosting companies provide free Email accounts.

But the truth is, the Mail clients, offered them are ugly and most of the important features are missing. On the other hand, for people like me who are used to the Gmail interface, is hard to switch.

So if you are looking for a way to use Gmail custom domain email you are at the right place.

One of the easiest & permanent solutions to this is to Sign Up for G Suite (14 Days Free Trial). Also, you can save some extra money when you use G Suite promo codes.

But if you don’t want to spend a penny and look for a temporary solution you can follow this step-by-step tutorial to “use Gmail custom domain email” within 10 minutes.

Things you will need for this tutorial:

  • Domain
  • Web Hosting With Free Email Accounts [BlueHost]
  • Gmail Account
  • Sendinblue [Send 200 Free Emails Daily]

Step 1: Create Custom Domain Email Address For Free

Here the first step will be to create a custom domain E-mail address for free. For this, we will be using the E-mail hosting feature. Most of the Web hosting companies provide it for free.

1. Log in to your hosting CPanel.

C Panel custom domain email

2. Head over to the Email Section and click on Email Accounts.

Email Accounts Setup custom domain email

3. Now click on Add Email Account.
Fill up the required information such as your Email, Password, and Domain for which you are going to create an Email and Mailbox Quota.

Create new email account custom domain email

Under domain section you can see a Drop Down icon. This is because I have hosted 2-3 domain on this hosting. So it gave you an option to create Custom Domain Email for different domains.

4. Hit the “Create Account” button and a success message will pop up on your screen.

Step 2: Forward Emails from Custom Email Accounts To Gmail Account

After the successful creation of a custom Email Address for your Business now it’s time to forward the incoming emails to your Gmail account. For this, I am going to use the Email Forwarding feature available inside your Hosting CPanel.

But before that, I will suggest you create a new Gmail account specially used for professional use. You can create a new Gmail account from here.

1. Now once again head over to the Email section inside your hosting C Panel and click on Forwarders.

Email forwading custom domain email

2. Under Create an Email Account Forwarder, click on Add Forwarder and fill up the required information.

Email Forwading setup custom domain email

3. Now to finish the setup process click on Add Forwarder again.

Test out Email Forwarding Working or Not?

4. Sign in to your personal Gmail account and compose an Email to your Custom Email Address

Email Forwarding testing custom domain email

5. Check the Inbox of your newly created Gmail account mail will be forwarded there.

Email Forwarding Working custom domain email

If it doesn’t show up in Inbox check out your Spam folder.

Step 3: Tweak Gmail to Send Emails Within Gmail Dashboard

Till now everything worked perfectly and I am assuming it also worked for you. Now the final step is to tweak your Gmail account so you can send mail from a Custom Email Address with Gmail.

Steps To Send Mail from Custom Email With Gmail:

1. Log in to your Gmail account & head over to the Gear icon then click on the Settings option.

Gmail Email settings custom domain email

2. Now head over to Accounts and Import Option and look out for Send mail as an option. Now click on Add another Email address.

Add another email address custom domain email

3. Fill up the required information.

gmail custom domain

Name: Your Name (It will display as a sender name )
Email Address: Your Custom Email Address
Tick the Treat as an alias

4. Next step is to set up an SMTP server so you can send mail within your Gmail dashboard.

gmail custom domain

For this, you need SMTP server details. Most of the hosts will send it to your Mailbox (Custom Email Mailbox) when you create a new email account.

Smtp configuration settings custom domain email
Mail client settings custom domain email

If you didn’t get any mail you can get it manually while setting up your Mail Client. Below I have attached Godady’s SMTP server details.

Godady SMTP server details custom domain email

5. Gmail Team will send you a verification code to your custom Email address. Now open your Custom Email Inbox or Gmail Inbox (we have added Email forwarding) to get the verification code.

Gmail Confirmation custom domain email
Gmail confirmation code custom domain email

6. Hit the verify button and all is set.

7. Now in Gmail under Settings> Accounts and Import Option> Send mail as> Make Custom Email as Default.

Set custom Domain email as default custom domain email

8. Test out whether it is working or not. Compose a new mail and send it to your other account.

Gmail custom domain added successfully custom domain email
gmail custom domain email

Final Thoughts on Setting Gmail Custom Domain Email

Having a professional Email address is always a plus point for your business. And if you have followed this tutorial you are now having a professional Email address for free.

And the best part is, you can access it through Gmail.

Do let us know if it worked or not. Drop a comment below and I will try my best to resolve your problems.

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