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Managing your new email account in Gmail

Gmail is a very popular tool for email management and if used correctly can be very powerful. It is possible to link and manage your email address in Gmail as you would for other applications such as Microsoft Outlook. This is achieved through use of both POP3 and SMTP. Through use of these protocols you have the full functionality of Gmail for your domain. 

Setting it up

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. Click the "Settings Cog" 
  3. Click "See all settings"

Gmail all settings

  1. Click "Accounts and Import"
  2. Click "Add an email account"

Gmail accounts and import

  1. Enter the email address.

Gmail check mail from another account

  1. Click "Import emails from my other account (POP3)

Gmail import with POP3

  1. Enter your username (Your full email) and password
  2. In the pop field enter the server your domain is hosted on: For example: cloud***.thundercloud.uk 
  3. Select "Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.
  4. Change the Port to "995"
  5. Click Add Account 

Gmail POP3 configuration

  1. Select "Yes" & Click "Next Step".
  2. Enter the First & Last name (This will appear to recipients).
  3. Click "Next Step".

Gmail add an email account

  1. In the SMTP server field, enter your server.
  2. Enter your full email address for the username & Enter your password.
  3. Select secure connection using TLS & Change the port to 587.
  4. Click "Add Account"

Gmail SMTP configuration

  1. Check your inbox for the verification email (This may take some time to arrive).
  2. Either click on the confirmation link or copy the verification code directly.
  3. Click "Verify"
  4. Gmail is now setup to manage your emails. 

Now you can access and use your email account across any OS or Device were Gmail is supported including: iOS, Android and Windows. 

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