If you prefer to open email in Gmail rather than webmail and feel the hassle of having to open webmail every time you want to check or send email?

If your answer is yes, this tutorial is suitable for you.

The purpose of this tutorial is to enable you to send or receive email from webmail (custom domain) in your Gmail account.

The mandatory requirements you should prepare beforehand are:

  • Access to webmail (corresponding to the respective domain).
  • Have a Gmail account.

Step 1: Webmail Setup

  • Click on the email username on the top right side, until the display looks like below.

  • Click Forwarders, then click on Add Forwarder button. In the Destination column, enter the Gmail account you want to use. After that click Add Forwarder.

  • Gmail account that will receive emails from custom domains have been successfully added.

  • Once this process is complete, click again on the email username on the top right side.
  • Click Configure Mail Client. Notice the information below the Mail Client Manual Settings. Let this page open and we proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Gmail Setup

  • Sign in to your Gmail account.

  • Click Settings on the gear icon. Afterwards, click Settings. Select Accounts and Import tab.

  • In Send mail as, click Add another email address.

  • Write custom domain name and email address. Check Treat as an alias.
  • Pop up appears for SMTP form. Fill in accordance with the information in Mail Client Manual Settings from Step 1.

  • Then fill in SMTP Server with information from Mail Client Manual Settings in Outgoing Server section, write Username with email address of the custom domain, and Password.
  • For SMTP port, because of my Mail Client Manual Settings recommends to use 465, therefore I choose 465 for Port. Afterwards, choose Secured connection using SSL, (depending on which is recommended). Then, click Add Account. After that appears a verification page. This page should not be closed.
  • Now check on your webmail, Gmail sends a confirmation code.

  • Enter the confirmation code on the verification page in the Enter and verify the confirmation code column. Then, click Verify.

  • Congratulations! Your custom domain email successfully integrated with Gmail!

PS: In order to set email sender to custom domain email automatically when composing email, click make default. This feature also works when the internet connection is slow, and Gmail can only be accessed with HTML mode, then automatically the default email address is used to send email. Because in Gmail HTML mode, the feature of selecting email sender is disabled.