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 email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and also this website.
Ever wonder how people set up email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
4. Go back to cPanel> Forwarders>Add Forwarder
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
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
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.)
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.