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  1. mark
    mark June 7, 2012 at 9:35 pm |

    Thank you so so much for this. Im with hostgator and after some time talking with there tech support about trying to find a way to do this exact thing, they did not know!!! your instructions worked so so well !!! this page is bookmarked thats for sure !!

  2. Jeremy
    Jeremy October 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm |

    Thanks for the info. I host clients using Hostgator and a lot of them want to run IMAP and run out of disk space in a hurry. Do you know if this method uses Gmail’s disk space or the domain host’s disk space? Usually when I do a forwarder the disk space is accumulated on the server.

    Do you know of a way to run a domain email, through Outlook, that uses the free mail space offered by Yahoo or Google?

    Appreciate the writeup.

  3. Tom
    Tom December 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm |

    Good one, easy to follow.
    Successfully setup the email for the domain and be able to send from gmail.
    One question though, I tried sending from my email@domain.com to my hotmail. The email was filtered to the junk inbox. Do you have any tips to prevent this? This is bad since most of the time when I contacted a person, I’ve to tell them to check to junk inbox.

  4. jason
    jason January 3, 2013 at 2:02 am |

    What can I do to change settings so that my email sent through gmail which is supposed to always appear as it is from my company’s server is more consistent?

    Sometimes it does exactly as I would like which is reply or send my mail as
    xxxxx@mycompany.com other times it reads with the gmail address I signed up for

    mycompany@gmail.com sent on behalf of xxxxxx?

    I cannot figure out how to avoid this?

  5. popcornlollipop
    popcornlollipop February 7, 2013 at 9:51 am |

    Thank you, Alan! This was giving me a hard time, but your instructions made everything so easy and clear.

  6. Jeremy
    Jeremy February 16, 2013 at 9:03 am |

    Hi Alan,

    I have been receiving updates to this thread and I have another related question maybe you can help or one of the others on the thread. This is not an email space issue, but an email host issue.

    I am still with HostGator and I’m hosting about 50 sites that I have developed and some for business associates (for free) and some friends (for free). Hosting is a service I provide, but not at all the focus of my business. Today we are having an email issue, not sure if it’s HostGator or AT&T, but my phone rings off the hook and I lost a days work dealing with it. The hosting is solid at HG and takes very little support time. But when I host peoples email, every time they have an email that bounces or doesn’t send right away they call me. 9 of 10 times it is not my issue. It’s usually a SMTP issue with their ISP. So I am considering not hosting email anymore and reducing the price of my hosting. The hosting is so low margin anyway and the support is taking too much time. I think I would be better off setting them up with a email service elsewhere, that they can contact the support department themselves and not call me every time their monitor blinks funny (yes, bitter I know, been a long week).

    Do you or anyone else know of an Email host that I can run my domain email (jeremy@mydomain.com) through Outlook? Where I could update the MX records and use their service. I am not really looking for a free service because I need it to have a support department that my clients can call when they have a problem.

    Thanks again.

  7. Yong
    Yong March 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm |

    How come I can’t receive the confirmation code from Gmail?

  8. Hanan
    Hanan April 12, 2013 at 9:11 am |

    Thanks a lot. That is exactly what I needed. You made it look very easy.


    Hanan Badawy

  9. Andrea
    Andrea January 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm |

    Great content, but it don’t work for me.

    I set up and i can send mail by gmail whit my new address, but i cannot receive there if somebody send me anything … any idea?

  10. Matt Rhys-Davies
    Matt Rhys-Davies December 13, 2014 at 8:18 pm |

    Great stuff thanks, saved me from finding out what the sub-domain is, when smtp.domain.com fails!

  11. Kerry
    Kerry January 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm |

    I keep getting this same error no matter how I try to setup Send:

    Authentication failed. Please check your username/password.
    [Server response: DNS Error: Address resolution of smtp.strathfieldretina.com.au. failed: Domain name not found code(0) ]

    I’ve a Dreamhost acct and email address and I’m using the follow config

    SMTP Server: smtp.mydomain.com Port: 587
    Username: myemailaddress@mydomain.com
    Password: **********
    Secured connection using TLS (recommended)

    I don’t have a Google apps acct. nor have I made any changes to my MX record.

    I have searched for an answer on Google forums. But not even Google have an answer!

  12. Alon
    Alon January 25, 2015 at 4:01 am |


    I used your guide but at the step where gmail is supposed to send an email I get an email in my gmail account saying:

    Mail Delivery Subsystem
    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
    Technical details of permanent failure:
    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain by . [ip address].
    The error that the other server returned was:
    554 5.7.1 : Recipient address rejected: Access denied
    —– Message suppressed —–

    I would appreciate some help with this – readers, author, aliens, whoever ;).

  13. shalom
    shalom February 16, 2015 at 10:14 pm |

    Thank you! Been ripping my hair out for hours, the dream host documentation was useless. Really helped me solve the problem quickly. :)

    Much appreciated,


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