In this post I provide instructions for sending email from Gmail for a separate email address. For example, in my post for creating an email address with your domain, I walk you through how to forward email from one email account to Gmail. But what happens when you want to send a response? People would be pretty confused if they e-mail Admin@enlightenedlunch.com and firstname.lastname@example.org responds back! Fortunately, Google makes it simple to compose email for a separate account.
Steps for sending email from Gmail for a separate email address:
- Log in to Gmail and click the gear icon in the top right corner, then click “Settings.”
- Next click “Accounts and Import,” find the “Send Mail as:” section and click “Add another email address.”
- Enter the Name you want to display when emails are received for your email address. In this example, my name will appear as Katy when emails are sent from Admin@enlightenedlunch.com. Keep “Treat as an alias” checked. This will ensure responses will be forwarded to your Gmail account inbox. Click “Next Step.”
- Next, enter the SMTP Server, just a fancy way of saying your domain name. Confirm the Port, enter in your username and password, select the secured connection using the recommended radio button, and click “Add Account.”
- HINT: cPanel provides all of the information for step 4 under “Email Accounts” and then “Set Up Mail Client”. See the section for “Outgoing Server” to find the Port #.
- The next step is to confirm verification. Gmail has sent a confirmation e-mail which, if you’ve set up forwarding mail, will appear right in your Gmail inbox. Open the e-mail to find the confirmation #.
- Enter the confirmation # and click verify. Gmail is now setup with your additional email address.
- When you compose an e-mail, click the dropdown menu under “From” to find your alternate email address.