How to Use Your Domain with Gmail

Learn how to connect your domain with Gmail.



Hi I’m Chris and in this video I show you how to use your domain with Gmail.

So if you want to use your own domain name with Gmail what you will need is a paid G Suite Account (*) from Google.

At the time of this recording the basic version of the G Suite Account costs $6 per month and user.

Per user you can manage up to 30 different email aliases.

Once you are registered you get access to the Google Admin Console.

Here you can manage users and domains.

So in the last video we registered our domain and now the first thing we have to do is to verify this domain with Gmail.

So we click here on Domains and then on Add/remove domains.

And here on the button at the top.

“Add a domain or a domain alias”

Select “Add another domain” and enter the domain name.

Then press continue and verify domain ownership.

The page reloads and you see different methods of verifying the domain ownership.

In this video we will use the recommended method using the domain name provider from the last video as we still don’t have our web server available to use alternate methods.

So we click here where it says “Select your domain registrar” and select “Other”.

Then Google provides us with a google-site-verification string that we have to add to the TXT record of our DNS Provider.

So let’s select it and copy it to the clipboard.

Now we go to our DNS Provider to edit the DNS Record.

Here we have to add a TXT record.

So we just have to paste the google-site-verification string into the text field and hit save.

And that should be enough for now to verify the domain with Gmail.

So let’s go back to the Google Admin Console and hit “Verify”.

O.k. the verification is done and we can start to configure an email with our new domain name.

Now let’s go into “Users” and here I will select my user and under User information on User details.

Here you can manage all your email aliases and add new ones.

Click on the edit icon and scroll to the bottom of the list.

Here you can add a new alias and select the new domain we just verified.

Hit save and we are done in the Google Admin Console.

If you would try to send an email to the new address you would get a message saying “Recipient address rejected”.

That’s because the email goes to the DNS Provider and is not forwarded to Gmail.

In order to forward the emails to Gmail we have to configure the MX Record at our DNS Provider.

MX Record stands for Mail Exchange Record.

If you search for Gmail MX Records you will find this support page from Gmail.

Here you find all the necessary G Suite MX Records for setting up Gmail.

So what I have to do is to replace the MX Records from my DNS Provider with the ones from Gmail.

So this is what it will look like at the end.

Depending on your DNS Provider you might or might not need a trailing period at the end of the server name.

Now let’s configure Gmail to use our new address as a sender address.

When you are logged in into Gmail go to “Settings”.

Then click on “Accounts” and here on “Add another email address”.

This will open a popup window where you can enter the new email address.

Then click on “Next Step” and the popup window will close.

Now you should be able to use your new email address as a sender address within Gmail.

As a bonus tip I show you how to configure Mail on a Mac within Mail go to Preferences.

Then select Accounts and then the Gmail IMAP Account.

Select “Email Address”.

Then click “Edit Email Addresses…”.

Then click on the plus icon and insert the new email address.

Then close settings and now you will be able to choose the new email address as a sender address when composing an email.

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