How to read emails using Gmail instead of webmail

  • How to Read Emails Using Gmail Instead of Webmail

    Gmail, Google's email program, offers a streamlined interface that you may prefer over the available Webmail interfaces (such as RoundCube, Horde, and SquirrelMail).


    It is now possible to use your Gmail account to read your domain name's emails by following these simple steps:

    1. Login to Gmail and Click on the Settings icon.
    2. In the Accounts and Import section, Under Check mail from other accounts, Select Add a mail account
    3. In the popup that appears, Type the email address of the account you are adding, and click Next Step.
    4. Select Import emails from my other account (POP3)

      ~ Your Username is your full email address (including the domain name).
      ~ Your Password is your email password, not your cPanel password.
      ~ The POP Server is (replace with your domain name). 
      ~ Leave the default POP port, namely 110.
      ~ Check the Leave a copy of the retrieved message on the server box if you plan to keep accessing your emails from other clients or regular Webmail interfaces. Otherwise, emails will be deleted from the mail server as soon as they are retrieved by Gmail.
      ~ Keep the Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail box unchecked.
      ~ Choose whether or not you want to label incoming messages, and whether or not you want to archive them.

    5. Click Add Account. Gmail will then fetch all emails from the specified address.
    6. Now you can set up Gmail to send emails using your email address. 
    7. Choose your display name and Click on Next Step

      ~ The SMTP server should be mail.yourdomainname. Add your username (email address) and password. The port number is 587. 

    8. Click Add account. Gmail will then send your alternative address the verification link and code, so that you can activate the sending of emails through this account.
    9. Since you've already set up your hosted email in Gmail, simply open up your Gmail Inbox to get the confirmation email, which you should receive shortly. Click on the verification link, and your new send from address will be activated.
    10. And you're done! You can now use your Gmail account to check all of your hosted domain's emails.