I host email for the majority of my clients and forward their domain email (@yourdomain.com) to a Gmail address. The reason I do this is the convenience and functionality of Gmail. Also, most business clients have multiple email addresses and don't want to login multiple different places to check their email. Forwarding email to a Gmail address and using Gmail's 'Send Mail As' feature gives my clients the ability to send and receive their domain email from Gmail. I will write an article on that process in the future, but for now, see this article on how to do that.
Being able to sign into Gmail using your domain email address is another way to streamline the entire process. Follow these steps to allow that feature:
- Login to Gmail
- Click on your profile photo on the top right and select 'Google Account' below your name
- Click on the 'Personal Info' tab on the left
- Under 'Contact Info' click on 'Email'
- Click on the Advanced dropdown, then under 'Alternate Emails' select 'Add Alternate Email'
- Once you've added an 'Alternate Email' you will be able to sign into your Gmail account using the domain email address you entered in this field.
If you have the money to spend, another option is using GSuite, in which Google actually hosts your email and allows you to manage multiple users. GSuite costs $6/user/month for 30GB of Google Drive storage, or $12/user/month for unlimited storage. Many of my clients don't want to spend that money when they can forward their domain email to Gmail and use this login feature to get a very similar product for FREE. If you want to learn more about this topic contact me today and I'd be happy to walk you through everything.