This is a follow up post about how to use your domain to send and receive email using gmail. In this article I am going to share with you an alternative way to send your branded email address from Gmail when Godaddy doesn't give you an actual inbox. With domain only purchases they do not anymore give you an actual inbox (ability to send and receive using Godaddy outgoing smtp email server: smtp.secureserver.net. I will show you two alternatives to achieve sending email using your freshly created branded email address such as “[email protected]”.
Recently I've been receiving a few emails asking me on why they may not be able to send outgoing email from gmail like my original post described. It seemed that I should look into it a bit more to see if I can offer anymore value to everyone that comes by my blog. Since Godaddy stopped giving you inboxes, they are only providing you “forward” only email addresses. So that means you can create an email address like “[email protected]” and tell it to forward to “[email protected]”. So cool… you'll get the email in your inbox when someone sends to that but you will not be able to send/ reply back using that email address.
How To SMTP Server Options
Problem: Need to send email but don't want to pay Godaddy for an inbox via your Gmail account (or you don't want hosting/ cpanel with them).
Solution: SendGrid.com & Mailjet.com (both offer free accounts)
Tip: If you have cpanel / hosting with your company… you should have the ability to set up your email inbox accounts. Example in Hostgator… you set up the inbox but you also go to the “Forwarders” section and tell that email to forward a copy to your free gmail account. Following my previous posts directions, you should be golden. [Read more…]