Connecting your domain name to your Gmail gives you the advantage of having a more personal/professional email using Gmails generous storage allowance. In addition, because Register a Domain includes an email account with all domain registrations, this becomes a pretty good option for keeping the cost low for email hosting.
On this page, we have put together a guide to help you connect your domain to Gmail. Linking your domain to Gmail can save you money.
An example of this is Crazy Domains; they have an "Everyday Personal Email" product from $5.50/mo; this comes with 5Gb storage, Spam & Virus protection and Secure Certification, and if you don't have a domain, this will need to be added to the cost as well.
With Register a Domain, if you connect your complimentary email account to Gmail, this work's out to be around $1.15/mo; this includes the .com.au domain, Gmail's 15Gb storage and scanning spam & virus protection.
If you are still deciding on what your domain name should be, vist our "How to choose a domain name" page where we explain the 4 important tips to help decide on your domain name.
Once you have created your email account via the domain management portal, log in to your Gmail account via the web. First, we will set up Gmail to have the ability to send as your custom email.
Now, lets send mail through your Register a domain email.
Select "587" in the port dropdown menu, enter mail.yourdomain as the SMTP server, Your email address as the username, the password associated with the email account and then click "Add Account".
Gmail will now send a verification code to the email account you are trying to connect.To access this email go to webmail and log in; you can access webmail by clicking here.The email sent is from the Gmail Team, and the subject will be "Gmail Confirmation."
Go to the "Check mail from other accounts" section and click "Add a mail account."Enter the custom email address you created, then click "Next".