Say, you received two promotional emails – one from salesbrandname(at)gmail(dot)com and another email from sales(at)brandname(dot)com. Out of the following two email addresses which website linked in the email are you most likely to visit? On a personal note, it would be the website mentioned in the latter email as it sounds more credible.

If you’re a new online business, chances are you’ve already purchased hosting and set up your website. For your business to succeed it is important that you market your brand name well. A personalised email reflecting your brand name is one of the best ways to promote your brand and build credibility. 

Gmail is a popular email hosting options available when it comes to setting up a new business email account. Setting up a new email hosting account in Gmail is not as complicated as you might think. All you need to do is follow these steps in the right order and your Gmail account should be set up. 

Benefits of Using a Professional Email Address

There are several benefits of using a professional brand name for your email address. Let’s have a look at them:

  1. Marketing – A branded email address adds credibility and professional appeal to your business. Moreover, with time it helps improve the recognition of your brand whenever a customer sees the branded email address in all the marketing activities.
  2. Monitoring – A branded email address also helps you track and monitor your customer’s activity – whether they’ve opened your email or not, and so on.

Guide on how to connect Webmail to Gmail

The first step is to set up the process for accessing Bluehost.in account (your hosting account) in Gmail

  1. Login to your Gmail Account
  2. On the top lefthand corner, open the Settings in Gmail mail settings and choose Settings

  3. Click Accounts
  4. Locate the ‘Check mail from other accounts’ setting and click Add a mail account
  5. Enter your email address
  6. Click the Next button
  7. Enter your full email address as the Username
  8. Enter Password for your email account
  9. Enter the POP Server. This will vary depending on if you choose to use the Always use a secure connection (SSL) option
    1. Without SSL: This will be your domain name preceded by ‘mail.’
    2. With SSL: This will be your servers hostname. Also, make sure the port is changed to 995. If you don’t know your servers hostname, go to your cPanel. On the left side, you will see a section called stats. Click the expand stats link if it is present. The hostname will be shown in the list of stats.
  10. Choose any additional options you may want
  11. Click the Add Account button

Now that you’ve established the link between Bluehost.in and your Gmail account. It is time to set up the outgoing email settings. 

Setting up Outgoing Mail

  1. Choose ‘ Yes, I want to be able to send mail as [email protected]
    Note: instead of a name you could even name it for the dept – eg: marketing whereas, ‘example’ is the name of your brand.

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  2. Choose if you will use this address as an Alias

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  3. Click the Add account button
  4. Choose to send ‘Send through example.com SMTP server’
  5. Enter the SMTP Server
    1. Without SSL: This will be your domain name preceded by ‘mail.’
    2. With SSL: This will be your servers hostname. If you don’t know your servers hostname, go to your cpanel. On the left side, you will see a section called stats. Click the expand stats link if it is present. The hostname will be shown in the list of stats
  6. Enter your full email address as the Username
  7. Enter Password for your email account
  8. Choose Port 25 (Non SSL) or 465 (SSL)
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You have successfully completed the Gmail setup for your Bluehost account. 

Author

H. Fatima used to be an Engineer by profession and Writer by passion until she started pursuing full-time digital marketing. She is presently a Content Marketeer at Newfold Digital (APAC). She mostly writes what she deeply perceives and analyses, it is her way of unwinding. Her interests include writing, reading, watching foreign-language cinema and public speaking.

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