Setting up your cPanel email in gmail
cPanel accounts come with webmail clients like RoundCube, Horde, and Squirrel Mail. But you also have another free option, gmail. It takes a bit of setting up, but it's well worth it for all the great features that gmail provides. Here are the steps to get it all set up:
- Create a Gmail Account. If you don't already have a google/gmail account, create one here. Your gmail account name does not matter in this case. It will only be used by you, for logging in. The people to whom you send emails to will only see your cPanel address.
- Auto forward your emails to Gmail. Login to your cPanel email account at www.yoursite.com/webmail. Go to "Email Forwarding" and click "Add Forwarder". You will need to forward your emails to your gmail address.
- Set up sending from your cPanel Address. Now login to your gmail account. Click "Settings" in the upper right hand corner. Then go the "Accounts and Settings" tab. Next to where it says "Send Mail as" click the "Send mail from another address" button.
- A new window will pop up. Enter your name and your cPanel email address. Go to the next step.
- Select "Send through Gmail (easier to set up)." Go to the next step.
- Click the "Send Verification" button.
- Go back to your gmail inbox. You will have a new email from gmail. Open the email and click the link.
- Head back to gmail and again click "Settings" in the upper right hand corner. Then go the "Accounts and Settings" tab. You should now see your cPanel email address listed. Next to your newly added email address click the "Make Default" button.
You're done! Now you can test sending emails to your cPanel email address. If everything was setup correctly, they will immediately show up in your gmail account. When you click reply it will automatically reply from your cPanel address. ENJOY!