Professional email Id is the professional way to do conversation with your customers. Conversation is the key to sell your products.
Today, I’m going to guide you how to create a free professional email address with your own Gmail account. Normally, the format of a professional email address is email@example.com
This is my personal method I use to create professional email id for my business. And the best part is, I don’t wanna pay for that.[Note: This is an email forwarding system you can use for free from your hosting cPanel]
If you are startups or newbie in blogging or business, you must go with my strategy. To use this technique, there are few requirements. You need –
- A personal email address
- Domain Name
- Hosting (I use GoDaddy hosting here)
- SMTP2GO Email Server (It’s free)
So, let’s get started –
How To Create A Professional Email ID [Free Business Email Accounts With Gmail]
This is a completely free method to create a professional email address. I show you step by step guide to link your domain name to your Gmail account to use for free business email.
In this process, you need to change your accounts and import setting in Gmail to add your business email. As well as, change the domain DNS settings.
This is step by step guide, so don’t miss any point. Otherwise, your emails won’t work.[NOTE: I used GoDaddy hosting here. So if you don’t have GoDaddy account, you can do the same from your hosting cPanel.]
Step 1: Email Forwarding (Forward Your Domain Mail To Your Personal Email Address)
Email forwarding generically refers to the operation of re-sending an email message delivered to oneemail address to a possibly different emailaddress(es). The term forwarding has no specific technical meaning, but it implies that the email has been moved “forward” to a new destination.
This is the first step where you need to forward your email. In this way, you will get all upcoming emails on your personal Gmail account.
Start Forwarding Your Email
Login to your GoDaddy account and find ‘my products’ as shown below. (If you have a website on another hosting, you can access this directly from your cPanel.)
Find Additional products which are shown below to your domain and hostings.
You can see, you have email forwarding credits. Basically, the number of credits depends on how many domains you have purchased!
Simply, you will get a free email forwarding credit with every new domain in GoDaddy.
So, redeem this coupon to access your email workspace by GoDaddy.
After redeeming the credit, you can see your email workspace. It’s showing like below image –
As you can see, I got 100 packs for BloggersCanteen.com and I am using it.
Now, its time to turn your email into professional email id. Click on manage all button which appears on the right of workspace email. You can see it in the picture above.
you can see your workspace is ready to use. It looks like below image –
You have successfully redeemed your credit. Now you have to create a forward email with your domain name.
Now, create forward email.
As you see,
click on create forward and you will see a popup like below image –
Now, write an email address which you want to create in the “Forward this email address” box. Just like me, I use “firstname.lastname@example.org” to forward on my email.
Provide your personal email Id where you want to get your emails. Write your personal email address in “To these email address” box. And click on create button below of popup.
You can see your account has been successfully created.
Now whenever people send you an email on these email address, you will get it in your personal email which you have used for getting forwarded emails.
Now, its time to check your server setting from tools. Click on Tools and server settings as shown in below image –
You have to update your DNS setting with MX records. You can see both MX records in your server setting. It looks like –
Now, go to your Domain DNS setting and update the “correct settings” MX records.
First MX record value should be “smtp.secureserver.net” with priority “0“.
As well as,
Second MX record value is “mailstone1.secureserver.net” with priority “10“.
Now you have successfully created your professional email id (address). Now, go for next step in your Gmail settings.
Step 2: Add Your Created Professional Email Address To Your Gmail Account
First, go to your Gmail settings and then click on “Accounts and import” setting.
Click on add another email address and add your newly created email.
In the name box, write a name of the sender. Normally it shows the business name. I use Amol @bloggerscanteen. You can use yours.
And in the email address box, write down your newly created email like – email@example.com
Then click to next step. It shows the server details. You have to add your server details there. It looks like –
To get your own email server setting, you need to go for SMTP server.
Step 3: Add SMPT Server For Your Professional Email Address
Create your account and add domain name on SMTP2GO and get your server details. It looks like below image –
After adding your domain name on SMTP2GO, it will show you DNS settings to update. You have to update “cname” provided by SMTP2GO to your domain DNS settings.
Just like MX record which we have added before in the first step.
After successfully added the cname to your DNS settings, you can see the box like below image with green mark –
[If you use Cloudflare, you need to add cnames in Cloudflare DNS settings]
After have done this process, you will get your server username and ports. It looks like below image-
Use your SMTP2Go account password for Gmail server settings password. Important!
Done! you have created a server for your professional email id. Now go to the Gmail settings, and write this username, port, and password. It looks like below image –
The password is your SMTP2Go account password. And use 25 in the port box and click on add account button.
Next box you will see like below box –
After these all process, Google team will send you a confirmation code on your email address. Copy that code and place in the box and click on verify.
You have successfully created a professional email address for your business.
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Step 4: Test Your Email Address
Woww.. you have just created a free business email from Gmail without spending a cent. Now, its time to check your email.
If it looks below image, that means it works perfectly and you can receive and send emails from your own email address. Go to your Gmail and compose a mail.
You can see, you have an option to select email ids. Now choose your newly created email and send a test email to your other email for check it.[If you can’t see the newly added email, check all the steps and do the same]
Now your “professional email id” is ready to use. You can send and receive emails on that.
These are the steps to create a professional email id. You can use it as your business email account for free.
Follow these all the steps carefully and get a free business email account from your Gmail account.
This is completely free and secure method. There are no damage or losses of your email by using this.
If you have any problem during creating your email address, you can ask me in the comment box below. I will help you immediately to solve it.
Also, if you have other hosting instead GoDaddy, check your cPanel and find email forwarding. Other steps are the same.
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Thank you & Happy blogging!