How to use gmail for your Godaddy email for free?

I would say 7 out of 10 of our clients pay too much for hosting when they first come to us. If their website does not require to host so many files (talking about thousands and thousands of files) videos, pictures, etc… there is no reason for them to pay more than $10/month for their hosting! So we usually direct them to Godaddy because we like their customer service, we like their price, and frankly speaking, our job is not hosting, so overcharge our clients for products they could get on their own is not our policy…! Beware of webdesign companies offering you to host your website – why would you? All they really do is make you pay more for what providers like Godaddy provides them.

Anyway, since a lot of our clients are set up on Godaddy now, we had to find a better way for them to check, read and write their emails than the good old webmail secureserver.net. GOOD NEWS! You can set up your Godaddy email on your gmail account and use gmail for your Godaddy email to receive and reply with a very quick and easy process.

Ok so depending on the type of gmail you have, you will either use scenario 1 or scenario 2.

- Scenario 1 is if you are using gmail apps for business: meaning you log in to your gmail with an email address like “username@yourdomain.com”, not @gmail.com.
– Scenario 2 is for traditional gmail: you are using your  Gmail “username” to login to gmail.

Use gmail for your godaddy email:

Scenario 1:

Here is how to do it:

  1. Log into Gmail : www.gmail.com
  2. Top right corner, click on the gear
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Click on the Accounts and Import Tab
  5. Scroll down where it says “Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)” and click on “Add a POP3 mail account you own”
  6. A pop up will appear, enter your email address “youremail@yourdomain.com” and click on Next Step
  7. Under Username enter your email address “youremail@yourdomain.com”, enter the password you usually use for your email address on Godaddy webmail, leave the Pop Server and Port as is,  and check the “Label Incoming messages”, (Note: if you would like to keep a copy of your emails on your godaddy server, check the box “Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server.”) and finally click on Add Account.
  8. CONGRATULATIONS you have successfully added your GOdaddy email account to your gmail!
  9. Check the box “yes I want to be able to send email as…” and click on Next Step.
  10. The last step is to verify: click on “Send Verification”. Login one last time to your GoDaddy email account from Godaddy.com webmail application, and open the email from “gmail Team”. Click the verification link and you are all set!! ( You may or may not need to verify the account).
When you are all done, go back to your inbox, and scroll down to see the folders on the left under “Compose”, “Inbox”, etc… scroll down and you will see a folder with the name of the email you just added. It will take a little bit of time to get the emails to show up, but be patient!
Also, if you click on “Compose” and start writing in the “To” field, an arrow will show up in the “from” field and you will be able to choose what email account you want to write this email from.

OK one more last step to make your life easier: go back to the settings on Gmail and under “send  mail as”, see where it says “When replying to a message”? Choose the option “Reply from the same address the message was sent to”. That way you won’t have to choose from which email you want to respond from!

 

Scenario 2:

Here is how to do it:

  1. Log into Gmail : www.gmail.com
  2. Top right corner, click on the gear
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Click on the Accounts and Import Tab
  5. Scroll down where it says “Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)” and click on “Add a POP3 mail account you own”
  6. A pop up will appear, enter your email address “youremail@yourdomain.com” and click on Next Step
  7. Under Username enter your email address “youremail@yourdomain.com”, enter the password you usually use for your email address on Godaddy webmail,
    Pop Server: pop.secureserver.net and Port: 995, check the box “always use SSL” and check the “Label Incoming messages”, (Note: if you would like to keep a copy of your emails on your Godaddy server, check the box “Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server.”) and finally click on Add Account.
  8. Check the box “yes I want to be able to send email as…” and click on Next Step.
  9. Enter the name you wish to show up when sending an email (leave the box treat as Alias checked) and click on next step
  10. SMTP settings: SMTP server should be smtpout.secureserver.net – the port should be 465
    Enter your username youremail@yourdomain.com, enter your password  and click on add account.
  11. The last step is to verify: They will email you a confirmation code. Login one last time to your GoDaddy email account from Godaddy.com webmail application, and open the email from “gmail Team”. Copy and paste the number and click on “verify”. You are all set!
When you are all done, go back to your inbox, and scroll down to see the folders on the left under “Compose”, “Inbox”, etc… scroll down and you will see a folder with the name of the email you just added. It will take a little bit of time to get the emails to show up, but be patient!
Also, if you click on “Compose” and start writing in the “To” field, an arrow will show up in the “from” field and you will be able to choose what email account you want to write this email from.

OK one more last step to make your life easier: go back to the settings on Gmail and under “send  mail as”, see where it says “When replying to a message”? Choose the option “Reply from the same address the message was sent to”. That way you won’t have to choose from which email you want to respond from!

Hope this helps! Please let us know below if you were able to set it up and share the love!

 

Have Brand Revive Troubleshoot for you: if you follow carefully the instructions above you should be able to set it up, but if you run into any errors and would like us to do it for you, we charge a flat fee of $50 to do it for you.

We are not able to help you or give you advice without checking your Gmail and Godaddy settings. Many of you are asking us to help them out so that is why we decided to create this option to pay us to set it up for you. It takes time and every situation is different so we cannot have our team look into your accounts without paying the fee, we did it too many times and it just takes too long to offer this service for free!

Click below, send us your payment, and fill out the form on the next page and we will have one of our Project Managers set it up for you! If we cannot make it work, we will refund your money!