How do I set up 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. 

Set up Gmail Manually

  • Firstly, login to your gmail account and click the settings cog.
  • From here, click “See all settings”
Gmail all settings
Settings
  • Under the “Accounts and Import” tab, click on “Add an email account”
Gmail Settings accounts page
Accounts & Import
  • Enter the email address.
Add account
Add account
  • Click “Import emails from my other account (POP3)”
gmail import from pop3
Import from POP3
  • Enter your username (Your full email) and password
  • In the pop field enter the server your domain is hosted on: For example: cloud***.thundercloud.uk 
  • Select “Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.
  • Change the Port to “995”
  • Click Add Account 
gmail configure pop3
Configure POP3
  • Select “Yes” & Click “Next Step”.
  • Enter the First & Last name (This will appear to recipients).
  • Click “Next Step”.
Add SMTP email
Add SMTP
  • In the SMTP server field, enter your server.
  • Enter your full email address for the username & Enter your password.
  • Select secure connection using TLS & Change the port to 587.
  • Click “Add Account”
Configure SMTP for gmail
Configure SMTP
  • Check your inbox for the verification email (This may take some time to arrive).
  • Either click on the confirmation link or copy the verification code directly.
  • Finally, click “Verify”