Use your website email with Gmail in 3 minutes

Ever wonder how to set up your email to look like mine, where I have my website instead og gmail? Up until 2 weeks ago I still used sanokcounseling@gmail.com. My cards even still have it on them. But then, Pete from www.drinktown.com walked me through the process. It literally takes 3 minutes (unless you forgot your host password, then a bit longer).

Gmail and Blue Host

Gmail is such a great platform for email, I wanted to use it. I currently use it for my email from www.mentalwellnesscounseling.com (joe@mentalwellnesscounseling.com) and also this website.

Ever wonder how people set up ______@whatever-there-domain-is.com? As I have said before, I don’t know code, so I like when things are streamlined and easy. More importantly, I want it to work, the first time.

I use gmail, even though it comes from joe@practiceofthepractice.com, if you want to set up  it is super easy. Since I use Blue Host, that is what I am using for my example :

1. Go to Blue Host (or whatever host you use), log in
2. Click on cPanel>Email Accounts
3. Complete the email that you want to create (ex. joe@practiceofthepractice.com) > create account
4. Go back to cPanel> Forwarders>Add Forwarder
5. Under “Address to Forward” type in the one you just created (ex. joe@practiceofthepractice.com) Leave Blue Host open. Fill in the “forward to email _____@gmail.com  
6. Log into your gmail account. Click on the settings thing in gmail, it’s usually in the upper right hand corner. Settings>Accounts>Add another email address you own
7. Type in the email (ex. joe@practiceofthepractice.com)
8. It will then send an email to Blue Host
9. Go to the Blue Host cPanel>Email Accounts>More (button next to your email address)>Access Webmail>Enter password set up in step #3
10. Open email from Gmail
11. In Gmail, decide if you want the new email to be the default or if you want to reply based on who the email was sent to (ex. ____@gmail.com vs. joe@practiceofthepractice.com)
Also, you can have different signatures based on the different emails, which is just sweet.
That’s it! If you don’t use Blue Host yet, please consider it. I really like it. (Full disclosure: I am an affiliate, but I would recommend it even if i was not.)

Mr. Joseph Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC, Counselor in Traverse City

Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC is a therapist, counselor, psychologist, and owner of Mental Wellness Counseling www.mentalwellnesscounseling.com in Traverse City, MI. He helps angry kids, frustrated parents, and distant couples…and just about everyone else. He is a frequent speaker in the Traverse City area, Michigan, and nationally. He helps counselors in private practice through his blog www.PracticeofthePractice.com and through individual consulting.