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Today, I’m sharing a real quick tutorial on How To Create a Custom Email Address on cPanel and Gmail. I have been blogging for awhile now. In the beginning, one of the things that frustrated me was finding easy to understand information to help me on my blogging journey. I’m not talking about blogging courses or books that show you how to make money. I just wanted to know how to do a few “techy” things to make my blog look and run nice and smooth. My husband is pretty tech savvy and has a great tech savvy friend, both of whom have helped me do or explain in non-techy terms how to do things. I am going to share these tips with you.
One of the first things you need to do after setting up your blog is create a way for your readers to get in touch with you. One route is to create an email account by using your blog name at Gmail or another email provider. But the way that makes you look professional is to create a custom email address. Conveniently, you can also set your custom email to be delivered to your Gmail account. Then you’ll be able to check your blog email in your personal account. Sweet!
How to create a custom email address on cPanel and Gmail
My blog hosting is done through NameCheap.com. The hosting service includes, cPanel a control interface allowing access to all configuration settings for the server. Which includes things like HTTP, PHP, MySQL, FTP, and POP3/SMTP.
Just a little FYI on those acronyms. HTTP makes your webpage show up. PHP is what WordPress runs on. MySQL is the database WordPress accesses. FTP is a way to upload directly-edited files. POP3/SMTP are for email.
- Go to your website’s cPanel (it’s usually www.yourdomain.com/cpanel, if you have cPanel)
- Login with username and password (If you use namecheap, it’s a randomly assigned string of letters. Don’t lose it!)
- Go to “Email Accounts” on the control panel that comes up
- Type in the new address you want to add, like yourname@yoursite, and give it a password
- Use the credentials to set up delivery in Gmail. Gmail Help has a great step by step guide for setting up delivery in Gmail so I’m not going to try and reinvent the wheel on that.
- Under the “Start importing emails” section, click on the plus sign for “A different email provider” and follow the instructions there.
Now you have a custom email address and can easily check multiple email accounts in Gmail. I hope this tutorial on how to set up a custom email address using cPanel and Gmail was helpful for you.
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