How to Setup FREE Custom Email Address With Gmail?

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Wants to use customized business email or custom email address with domain for your business and that too free of cost? Then this tutorial is for you. We’ll guide you, how to create free email address with your brand name/Business name using your Website Hosting Account and show you how to use Gmail for FREE custom domain email address for easy access. First we’ll introduce you with Professional or custom email address.

What is Custom Email Address?

Custom Email address/Professional Email address is email address which have your Business name/brand name in it such as support@yourbusinessname.com (Here, it shows this email account is dedicated to support section of your Business where yourbusinessname.com is your domain name). If you’re a brand or long-term business you should create and setup custom email account for every section or employee for branding and professionalism.

How to get a Custom Email Address?

To get a custom business email address, you must be having a domain, after all your custom email address will be based on your domain.

There are many ways to get and setup a custom Email address some of them are paid service like Google Apps that will costs you around 5$ monthly per user, Domain registrar like Bigrock that provides 5 custom email address FREE along with the domain and the Web hosting way where if you’ve complete access to your hosting, you can setup FREE professional email accounts that we’ll discuss today. However, there are some free custom email services too to setup and manage custom email address like Zoho but they all have some limitations and not have much features if we compare it with using custom email in Gmail.  Lets have a look to benefits of using custom email with Gmail.

Benefits of Using Custom Email in Gmail

1: Lots of FREE Space : Gmail provides 10+ GB free disk storage so you can easily receive as many attachments as you wants and it’s too easy to extend the space in Gmail with a click.

2: Easy to Search : Gmail uses the Google search Technology that gives you instant exact results, even if you type a keyword to search.

3: Less SPAM : Gmail has the world best technology to recognize spam mails, so mostly spam mails Gmail deletes before it reaches to your spam folder.

4: Amazing Features : Gmail is the world’s best email client with amazing features like, you can easily chat with the clients, share files (you can use Google Drive for sending larger files), use canned responses, one click to call using Gmail Phone service and that too free in the countries like USA and Canada and can get lower rates to other countries.

5: Best Security : Gmail uses the ‘HTTPS’ encryption and two-step verification method to secure your mail and account.

6: All this for FREE of cost : You don’t have to pay a penny for using your custom email address in Gmail.

We’re taking Hostgator Hosting as an example in this post to set up free custom email account with hosting account. You can use the same guide for other hosting providers too. So, lets get started with the tutorials:

Requirements:

1: Gmail Account
2: Access  to Hostgator Hosting Cpanel

Create Free Custom Email Address

Step 1: Go to your Hostgator Cpanel and from the Mail section and click ‘Forwarders’.

Step 2: Click ‘Add Forwarder’ and enter your custom email address you wants followed by your domain from the drop down menu. For Ex. In my case, i wants govind@latestonnet.com, so entered govind in first text field and selected the domain from the drop down menu.
Now, in destination section, enter your Gmail email address from where you wants to manage your custom email account mails and click ‘Add Forwarder’.

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Enter your gmail address in forward in ‘Forward to Email Address’

3: Again go back to your Hostgator Account Cpanel, and same in mail section, click ‘Email Accounts’.

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Click ‘Forwarders’ for Step 1 and Click ‘Email Accounts’ for step 3.

4: Enter your custom email address, that you entered in the step 2, enter password (you can use password generator to create strong password, but don’t forget to save password in a notepad file, as we’ll need them later on) and in Mailbox Quota, enter 100 MB to save disk space on your hosting account and click ‘Create Account’.

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Don’t forget to save the password in a notepad file.

Great! Your custom email address account created now we will learn how to setup custom email with Gmail account, so that you can directly send mails from Gmail account instead of using the Hosting provider’s ‘Webmail‘ service. Don’t close your Cpanel window, just minimize it as we’ll need it again later on.

Setup FREE Custom Email With Gmail

Step 5: Login to your Gmail account that you’ve given in Step 2 above . Click the gear icon in the right side and choose ‘Settings’.

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Click gear icon in the right side of Gmail Page and then settings.

Step 6: Choose ‘Accounts and Import’ from the settings window (See the second last screenshot from the bottom)

Step 7: Under ‘Send Mail As’ click ‘Another Email address you own’.

Step 8: A pop-window will appear enter your name or business name in the name field and custom email address you created on your hosting account in the second field and hit Next Step.

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Tick ‘Treat As An Alias’.

Step 9: Now, it will ask for SMTP server and SMTP port no. along with the custom email address password that you saved in notepad file. So, we need SMTP server and port number for that again get back to your Hostgator Cpanel and in mail section, click ‘Email Accounts’.

Step 10: Now, here you’ll be shown your custom email address you created. Just Click ‘More’ in front of your email address and select ‘Configure Email Client’.

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Click ‘More’ followed by ‘Configure Email Client’.

Step 11: Now, here you’ll get SMTP server and SMTP Port Number. Head to ‘Manual Settings’ (left side) and copy the ‘Outgoing Server’ and ‘SMTP Port’ in a notepad file.

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Copy Outgoing Server and paste it in that Gmail pop-up window

Step 12: Get back to the Gmail pop-up window. Enter SMTP server you copied from Hostgator Cpanel, SMTP port will be 465 unless you’re using SSL secured connection, Enter username as your full custom email address (For ex. in my case govind@latestonnet.com) and in last text field enter password you copied to that notepad file. Choose ‘Secured Connection Using SSL’ and click Add account.

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Double Check the Server, paste the out server you copied from Hostgator Cpanel Page

Step 13: Now, it will ask for verification code or link to verify and that you’ll be find in your Gmail inbox. So, just minimize this pop-up window and go to your Gmail inbox, there you’ll find a verification mail from Gmail, just open it and copy the code given or click the long link to verify. If you go with code, then just enter the code in that minimized pop-up window and click verify.

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Either copy and paste the code here from the verification mail from Gmail or Click verification link to verify.

Congratulation! You’ve successfully setup your free professional email with Gmail. Now you can send and receive mails to your custom email in your Gmail inbox.

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Your Custom Email Verified Successfully to send mail from Gmail account.

 How it Works?

You’ll receive all your mails to your custom mail in your Gmail inbox as we’ve forwarded all mails to your Gmail address and to send any mail from Gmail as your custom email, you’ve to select custom mail manually while sending a mail from Gmail or you can follow the tip below to send mail automatically from your custom mail.

Bonus Tip: If you want to send all mail from your Gmail account as from your custom mail, just hit ‘gear’ icon from right side and click ‘Accounts & Import’. Now select your custom mail address as default, to do so just hit ‘Make Default’ link and in “When replying to a message:” section select “Always reply from default address”.

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Make Default Custom Email and Choose Reply from Default Email.

That’s it. Now, you don’t have to select your custom email address manually while sending mail from Gmail, it will automatically send from your custom email address even if you send through Gmail, take a look to the below screenshot.

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All mail will be sent and replied through your custom email address.

Hope you liked our tutorial and it helped you to setup free custom email address with Gmail. Don’t forget to, share it with your friends and in case if you’ve any kind of doubt, you can drop it in the below comment section, we’ll reply it as soon as possible.

Integrity – The Best Free Link Checker App For Mac

As you know, recently i shifted from Windows to Mac. So, I was searching for the best mac apps to get started then stumbled upon Integrity – a more than a free link checker app for mac. If you’re a blogger, then this amazing mac app is for you. It searches broken and bad links within a website quickly. Broken link means an incorrect address of a web page, it’s indicates by 404 error while bad link is link pointing to a spam website. Broken and bad link can be internal or external. There are many broken link checker websites online but they mostly checks limited links in your website or for fully auditing of the broken and bad links in your site, you have to get their premium account. And also checking and removing broken links is very important from time to time for a healthy SEO optimized site. Broken links can harm your ranking as well as lower down the user experience on the site. So, integrity link checker is the ultimate free solution for mac users, I think there must be something like that for Windows too, we’ll do a search on it and let you the windows freaks. As of now, lets get some more information about Integrity for mac.

Continue reading Integrity – The Best Free Link Checker App For Mac

Register Your Apple Products Online For Warranty

I just purchased my first Apple product and it’s this Macbook . Yes, a new beast added to my devices list. So, I was just browsing the web to find out, how can I online register my MacBook Pro for warranty but sad, I didn’t find anything worthy; some web pages are outdated or some links are not working. So, then I thought why don’t I write a quick guide for the same so that it can be helpful for all my readers. And yes, here it’s.

Sometimes in the excitement of using the new device/product, we forget to register the product for warranty. But, this must be the first step after setting up your device to use. Warranty is a guarantee or promises we get from the company for the limited time and through which if get, an issue in the device/product we can get it repaired or replaced freely by the company.

Apple gives one-year hardware warranty, check this web page to know all information about Apple hardware warranty.

How to Register Your New Apple Product Online for Warranty

There are many ways to register your new Apple product online. Such as Via iTunes, Apple website etc. We’ll go with the easiest way to do this.

Register Your Apple Product Via Apple Website

You can register your new branded Apple product online for warranty via Apple Official website. Click here to register your Apple product for warranty. You’ll get a page something like this.

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Enter your product serial number to get started.

Enter your product serial number. And a serial number of your Apple product you can find on your invoice (receipt), packaging, the surface of the product or in the Apple software. Check out this page to know how to get the serial number of all Apple products. In my case (MacBook Air), it will be shown in the Apple Menu > About this Mac window >> Double Click the version text to check the serial number.

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About Mac Window showing Serial Number

After entering your product serial number, you have to give your product date of purchase etc. Here you’ll be shown your current warranty period and when your warranty expiring of your product. You can also extend the technical support and hardware repair to 3 years from the date of purchasing by getting the AppleCare Protection Plan.

If you’re looking for Apple Accessories then don’t forget to check this page here, you’ll find the best deals available.

Get Truecaller 1 Year Premium Account

Truecaller is the World largest database of mobile contacts. Actually Truecaller is more than a Mobile database service or app, you can do a lot more than identify an unknown number globally. It enables you to trace any mobile number or incoming call with mobile owner name and the location (State Wise), smartly block unwanted calls  as when you search out for any unknown number, it also shows how many user reported it as spam and if you think it’s and reported, it will be added to your blacklist, also notifies you about who viewed your profile, integration of social media makes this app more awesome, as it keep your phonebook updated with the contacts profile pictures and birthdays

Truecaller have its own app for mostly all mobile platform like Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry etc. And it have two versions of its app, obvisouly free and paid 😛 The free  users have limited usage of their service, features and have to watch advertisement. It also have a premium version which has all the features like Who viewed your profile and unlimited usage. Check out all the features of Truecaller premium account here .The premium plan starting from 0.99$ or you can also get tasks to do for one day premium usage. But today, i will share How can you get Truecaller Premium for one year using a coupon code.

How to Upgrade your Free TrueCaller Account to Premium?

Step 1: Open your Truecaller app from your smart phone no-matter which platform it have and search for #ILOVETC  from the search bar(Check screenshot).

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Step 2: A Contact will be shown as “Promo Code Accepted” just click on it.

That’s it! You’ll see a pop-up soon saying ” You Just got 365 day(s) of Truecaller Premium (Check screenshot below)

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How Microsoft Has Impacted my Life? What are my future Plans as MSA?

Update –  20 August 2014:  I’ve selected as the Microsoft Student Associate for the year 2014-15. Thank you Microsoft and readers without your blesssing, it wasn’t possible. If anyone need any type of help, information about Microsoft programs for students like MSA and MSP(Microsoft Student Partner) do comment in the comment section or you can reach to me via mail (govind@latestonnet.com).

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Microsoft Student Associate Program 2014-15

Microsoft – The word, the brand, the company and Tech giant, i don’t think it needs some introduction. But, we’ll take a depth tour to Microsoft products and its innovative technologies and i will also share how the Tech giant impacted my life and What is Microsoft Student Associate program and what are my plans as MSA.

Microsoft not only impacted the person individually but it impacted the World, it revolutionized the computing era. Microsoft is everywhere and in everyone lives be it through innovative operating system windows from MS-DOS to Window 8 with stunning features, Microsoft office bundle makes the life of corporate and normal user so easier and comfortable that they can edit and customise the document on a go, Microsoft Windows Devices – Nokia Lumia, surface pro etc. to extend the platform of windows , Microsoft Xbox – A dream product of every hard-core gamer, Microsoft Skype keeps everyone stay connected from any part of the world, Microsoft Virtual Academy – most helpful and favorite online learning platform for students to increase their skills in creating web apps and development, Microsoft Bing – the best clean search engine ever made and much more.

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Microsoft Student Associate

How Microsoft Has Impacted my life?

Being a Tech Enthusiast and passionate towards Technology and computing since my Childhood, Microsoft has given a lot to me from my childhood to now. I had my personal computer in my class 6th and since then I’m using Microsoft Products and services. And sometimes, i think it wasn’t possible without the Tech giant – Microsoft. The first my Microsoft product obviously was its Operating system – Windows, without it i don’t think i was able to start it 😛 Microsoft has given to me everything according to my need and requirements. As soon as i got my first PC i used to use Microsoft Paints for drawing and editing pics. And as soon as my teachers started giving assignments and projects to me, i got my Office for cheap and started to use Powerpoint and Word to take notes from web ; and making, designing projects file. Even at that time Microsoft captured the online era and i used to MSN Search engine for searching the web.

I entered my senior secondary class using these Microsoft Products. And in my secondary class, i came to know about the World of Blogging from my online friend. And from there, i started Blogging! My requirements increased ; so there’s Microsoft product. I used to and even now use Microsoft Live Writer to write posts easily and publish on the web. I always prefer MLW in comparison to other writing software as it was smooth with lots of features and options. And now when i need to share a file to my readers i used Microsoft One Drive to store and easy sharing with users. When i need to create a Video, i always use and prefer Microsoft’s Windows Movie Maker. And as a student  i uses Microsoft Virtual Academy to learn more about Microsoft Products and to grow my skills in the computing era like developing apps and much more. 

And now I’m very happy to see Microsoft is capturing the computing and Tech era. It acquired Nokia, so i can see the growth of Nokia devices. It acquired the instant calling and messaging service – Skype to be the pioneer in social messaging and corporate world. And Microsoft, doesn’t stopped till, they’re working hard to creating new milestones and amazing products and services for the people.

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Microsoft Student Associate Program

 What is Microsoft Student Associate Program? And What are my future plans as MSA?

Microsoft Student Associate Program is a bridge for the technology passionate students and geeks to share knowledge and solve problems of the society using the innovative products and services of giant Microsoft. So,if you are Tech enthusiast and a Microsoft Geek, and wants to bring your talent to the front, then MSA is a great opportunity for you. Just apply for MSA, by filling this online application form and enjoy the awesome journey with the tech giant.

My Future Plans As Microsoft Student Associate.

#1 . Being a Tech blogger, coder, Microsoft Geek and a Social Media Expert user, i will share the words about the Microsoft Products and its latest Technology with the online world and my readers through my blogs – LatestOnNet.com – A popular Tech Blog and FacebookFever.Com –  Leading unofficial Facebook Blog and my social media circles. Wait!, I‘ve already a separate section for Microsoft for its Latest Product Updates and How-to’s on LatestOnNet.com, you can check out all the articles from here.

#2. I will organize campaign and events in my campus to promote MS products, services and will create their interest in MS. I also own a Facebook page and group of my college, that i used to and will use to keep my collegeouses about Microsoft’s Latest Updates and Products. I will motivate them to register for MSA (Microsoft Student Associate), MSP (Microsoft Student Partner) according to their skills and ability ; those who like coding with creativity, will suggest them to join MSP and who like to learn more about the courses and want to develop their skills; will suggest them to join Microsoft Virtual Academy.

#3. As a blogger and a Microsoft Geek, i will also try to  solve the problems of my surroundings people and friends using Microsoft products ; and will guide them to ” how can they utilize a particular MS product / service in a better way.

#4. I will discuss among the Tech savvier and will work on creating Windows apps to make the life easier using the Technology provided by the Microsoft like creating apps on women safety and health.

#5: I will motivate the students to get benefits by participating in different Microsoft Student Program and how these can help them in boost up their job opportunity.

Thanks for reading! Wish me the luck for Microsoft Student Associate!

Regards

Govind Choudhary