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Gmail As Your Everyday Email App / Client

If you like to use Gmail as your email client for all of your Hostica and domain email accounts, it is actually quite easy. And it means that instead of using Outlook or the WebMail client we offer here at Hostica (which is a good email client) having a Gmail that can send and receive emails from a unified app is a much simpler approach and very practical.

Using Gmail has several advantages:

1. if you already have a Gmail account, you know how to use it

2. it probably is already installed on your android phone so no extra setup required.

3. iPhones are easier to setup with Gmail than with your domain account.

4. Gmail archiving and searching are very handy.

5. You will be able to send email from your domain email account and it will not appear as coming from your Gmail account (this is a very import feature)

Accessing your Hostica account in Gmail

  1. Login to your Gmail Account.
  2. In the top lefthand corner, open the Settings cog and choose Settings.
    Gmail Settings
  3. Click Accounts and Import.
  4. Click 'Add a POP3 mail account you own".
  5. Enter your Email address.
    Gmail Add a POP3 Account
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Enter your full email address as the Username.
  8. Enter Password for your email account.
    Gmail Incoming Server
  9. Enter the POP Server. This will vary depending on if you choose to use the Always use a secure connection (SSL) option
    • Without SSL: This will be your domain name preceded by "mail."
    • 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, contact us and we will be happy to assist.
  10. Choose any additional options you may want.
  11. Click the Add Account button.

Outgoing Mail (SMTP)

  1. Choose " Yes, I want to be able to send mail as"
    Gmail Account Created
  2. Treat as an alias. (read Learn more for mor info)

    Gmail Alias
  3. Click the Next and then Add account button.
  4. Enter your full email address as the Username.
  5. Enter Password for your email account.
  6. Choose Port 465 (SSL).
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