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Setting up your POP Email Address in Gmail

14-Jan-2011 This tutorial shows you how to set up Gmail to work with your e-mail account.

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Gmail

1. In Gmail, select Settings in the top right menu.

Choose Settings from the top right gmail menu

2. Select Accounts and Import.

Choose the Accounts and Import tab on the Gmail menu

3. Click on the button Add POP3 email account button

Add Pop Account to Gmail

4. A new popup window will open. Enter your email address and click Next Step >>

Enter your email address

5. Enter your User Name and Password. Your user name is your email address. Also check Label incoming messages: as this will help you identify which address the email is being sent to. Click Add Account >>

Enter user name and password

6. Choose Yes so you can send mail via Gmail using your own domain name. Click NextStep >>

Choose send from if you want to send from your domain name email address

7. Customise your email name then click Next Step >>

Choose your from email name

8. Choose Send through and enter your user name and password for your email address and click add account, if you get an error change the port dropdown to another number.

Send your emails through Gmail

9. Because anyone can setup an email address you need to prove to Gmail that you actually own the email address. Click on Send Verification and Gmail will send you an email verification.

Email Verification

10. Login to your email eg, if this does not work try and enter your email address and password to access your account.

Login to your web mail

11. Wait for the email verification and click on it. I have blurred the link out for security reasons.

Verify your email

How to make your email address default.

1. After you have verified your email account you now can customise how you send and recieve emails. Go back to your Gmail account and if you are not there already click on Settings then on Accounts and Import. Now in the Send mail as: section you can see that you can make your domain name email address your default email for this account.

Make your domain name email default

2. Click on General in the top menu and scroll down to add your email signature.

Add your email signature

NOTE: As a courtesy, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not endorse or directly support third-party products and we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products. Gmail a registered trademark of Google Inc in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved.


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