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Connect to Gmail/Outlook

Connect to Gmail/Outlook

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How to connect your email account to Gmail/Outlook

This example is using Gmail but the instructions are the same as setting up outlook.

1 | Login to your Email

In your browser put in your email address’s domain https://example.com:2096 in your browser. In this example, replace example.com with your email address’s domain.
i.e. https://eatgoodgroup.com:2096

2 | Find Configure Mail Client Page

This will take you to a new page, and on this page scroll down until you find a section called Configure Mail Client. It looks like this:

If you don’t see this page and you’re in your inbox. Look for a section on the top right of your screen called Webmail Home. It looks something like this:

3 | Find your email configuration details

This will take you to a new page, and on this page scroll down until you find a section called Mail Client Manual Settings. It looks like this:

In the blue box you’ll see the secure SSL/TLS settings, and in the yellow box, you will see the Non-SSL settings. For this tutorial, we will be focusing on the settings in the blue box as SSL is more secure.

The details here are going to be very important in the for the rest of this process, so make sure you keep this page open in a tab for future reference.

4 | Connect to Gmail

Now you need to decide whether you want to connect your email account to an existing Gmail account that you own, or whether you’d like to set up a new Gmail account specifically for this email account.

If you do decide to set up a new Gmail account specifically to receive and send emails using your new email address, you will need to set up a Gmail account with a brand new Gmail email address. You don’t have to use this new email address if you don’t want; you can just use this account specifically for your email. You can set up a new Gmail account here.

Once you have signed in to Gmail or created a new account, click on the cog button and click Settings.

On the Settings page, click on the Accounts and Import tab, look for the Check mail from other accounts option. Click the Add a mail account link next to this.

A small yellow pop up window will appear.

Firstly, enter the email address associated with the account that you want to add to your Gmail account. Then click Next.

Next, you will need to choose whether you want to link accounts with Gmailify, or whether you want to import emails from another account.

As you can see in the image below, I’m unable to select Gmailify as its not available with my provider, but that doesn’t matter because we’re going to choose the second option instead: Import emails from my other account (POP3). Then click Next.

This is what it will look like once you add your details to the form:

Make sure you tick the box next to Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.

If you choose to label incoming messages then there will just be a little label next to each email in your inbox that has come from this address. If you choose to archive incoming messages then they won’t appear in your inbox. Personally, I choose not to tick this box as I want to see the emails in my inbox.

When you have finished entering your details, click Add Account.

If all of your details are correct you will be taken to the next page. Here you will be asked whether or not you want to be able to send mail using your email address from your Gmail account, as well as receiving emails. Choose Yes and then click Next.

On the next page, enter your name. This name will be associated with any emails you send via Gmail using this address. When you’re done, click Next Step.

On the next page, you will need to enter some more details about your email account. Again, return to the tab where you have all of your mail client settings.

This time you will need to look at the Outgoing Server details. Your SMTP server is usually your website URL, and your port is the SMTP Port shown in the diagram below. Your username is just your email address and your password is the password you created when you set up your email account.

This is what it will look like once you add your details to the form:

Make sure you choose Secured connection using SSL and then click Add Account.

Finally, a confirmation code will be sent to the email address that you are adding to your Gmail account. Once you receive the email, find the code and enter it here. Then click Verify.

If you have entered the correct code, the pop-up window will close. This means the process of connecting your email account has worked!

Now when you go into settings and look at the Accounts and Import tab you will see that your email account has been connected and you can send mail and check mail from your email account.

When you compose a new email, you’ll notice a drop-down arrow next to the From email address. Click on this to change the email address that you want to send your message from.

BOOM! You’re connected. If there is any questions, please email tyler@kinetekmedia.com