Gmail, cPanel, web host like GreenGeeks or HostGator
One of the most frustrating things about using a domain email like firstname.lastname@example.org is that every time you want to check your email you need to log into your websites cPanel, navigate to the Email section, click ‘Email Accounts’ find the Access a Webmail provider like Roundcube and then wade through the clumsy interface to read and answer your website emails.
Maybe you found that email forwarding link in the cPanel and forwarded your emails to your Gmail account on your own. Nice one! Have you ever replied with your personal email by mistake? Or do you dread having to go to back into cPanel to reply?
What if I told you that I could make this sick, chore-ladened nightmare go away? What if I could tell you that you can receive and send your website emails from the womblike comfort of Gmail?
OMG, Yagi! Tell me more you sweet goat!
…um… okay, a bit creepy but sure.
Setup is pretty easy, but if you search for it on the interwebs, the instructions even from Google are a little disjointed and incomplete.
This tutorial is a two-parter:
- Setup my website email forwarding from my web host’s cPanel to my personal Gmail account.
- Setup the ability to send or reply to emails using your website email from your personal Gmail account. Teleport to this bit!
Let’s get started…