How to Forward your email to your Gmail account with CPANEL

So recently GMAIL changed their email forwarding server settings.

You can not just do the Easy set up anymore as far as 2017.

So basically it starts off like this. Login into your gmail account and click on the settings (located under the gear icon ⚙️) tab and create an account.  Connecting your gmail to your website is a just few steps away.

Make sure the email was created in your cpanel and/or web host email client. It should be forwarded to your gmail address. Now comes the handshake that allows Gmail to accept those emails.

Step 1. Click on Settings (located under the gear icon ⚙️)


Step 2. Under the settings tabs, Click on Accounts and Import.


Step 3. Add another email address you own.

Step 4.  Add your Company name or personal name. Then enter the email address that you want to connect. For example let’s say it’s


Step 5.  Now we enter the correct SMTP server name. In most cases, the SMTP will not be your domain name.

Your SMTP maybe a on a private network, so for example the SMTP server might be something like: (instead of your website: Your hosting company will provide you with that information.

Next, the username will be the full email address like: (instead of just johndoe) and the password is the one that was created during the cpanel or web hosting set up.

Finally, change the port number. Cpanel servers usually run on port 465

SMTP Port: 465

Remember, you will be updating 4 (four) items. Server, username, password and changing the port number (usually its 465).


Click Add Account, if it forwarded correctly, wait about 30 seconds or less and you get a email confirmation link from gmail. well that’s it. Good luck.

At first it might seem a bit confusing but it’s really not, I just realized that Google’s Gmail program changed some stuff around and wanted to improve their security a bit.

Another Number Step in case the top is too confusing or not all accurate/up to date. bow chicka wow wow.

  1.  Login to your gmail account.
  2.  Click “Settings” in the upper right hand corner (look for a cog wheel icon).
  3.  Then go to the “Accounts and Import” tab.
  4. Next to where it says “Send Mail as” click the “Send mail from another address” button.
  5.  A new window will pop up. Enter your name (or business name) and your custom email address (ie
  6. Go to the next step. Add the correct Server name, username, password, and port number (465).
  7. Go to the next step.  Select “Send through Gmail (easier to set up).”
  8. Go to the next step.  Click the “Send Verification” button.
  9. Go back to your Gmail inbox. You will have a new email from gmail. Open the email and click the link.
  10. Head back to Gmail and again click “Settings” in the upper right hand corner.
  11. Then go to  the “Accounts and Settings” tab. You should now see your custom email address listed.
  12. Next to your newly added email address click the “Make Default” button.

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