How to Send Branded Domain Emails from Gmail

There's a number of reasons small business owners and entrepreneurs should consider Gmail as their primary email tool:

  1. Great spam filters (the best I've used)
  2. Your email is synced whether you're using the office computer, your home computer, a computer at the Internet café in Brussels, or from your iPhone
  3. Insanely fast search
  4. It's free
  5. The threading of messages is fantastic (90% of the time)

However, the default setting of Gmail is to send your emails from you@gmail.com. That's not so good for a small business (or any business) that's trying to brand itself. You want all of your emails to come from you@yourcompany.com.

(For those of you who still have your AOL email address on your business card it's time to step up. Your email scribbled on a cocktail napkin has a more professional feel.)

And no, Gmail's not perfect and it does take some getting used to; perhaps the topic of another blog post & video.

In the short video below I'll walk you through how to add your domain-branded email to Gmail, and how to make it the default email on your account. Or, you can watch How to Send from Another Email Address Using Gmail at flyte's YouTube channel.

Rich Brooks
Web Design for Small Business

18 Responses to “How to Send Branded Domain Emails from Gmail”

  1. fullbirdmusic

    Yes! I've been doing this for quite a while.

    Another good idea to help your brand is to give others close to you an email address (even if they don't work for you, but someone you trust) with your domain and a company signature. That definitely helps with spreading the word about your site and brand name!

    Gmail is the best free email out there.
    wes

  2. fullbirdmusic

    Yes! I've been doing this for quite a while.

    Another good idea to help your brand is to give others close to you an email address (even if they don't work for you, but someone you trust) with your domain and a company signature. That definitely helps with spreading the word about your site and brand name!

    Gmail is the best free email out there.
    wes

  3. Danny Brown

    I agree that Gmail is one of the best (if not THE best) email tool around.

    I'd be wary of using it as primary email, though. The recent Google outages showed that the service is far from fallible and relying on cloud hosting for such an important part of your business could be dangerous.

  4. Danny Brown

    I agree that Gmail is one of the best (if not THE best) email tool around.

    I'd be wary of using it as primary email, though. The recent Google outages showed that the service is far from fallible and relying on cloud hosting for such an important part of your business could be dangerous.

  5. Gary

    In your video the confirmation email is sent to your gmail inbox. But, how can this work if the domain email you want to add to gmail is not currently "hosted", but IS currently just forwarded by the domain registrar to a non-gmail email host?

  6. Gary

    In your video the confirmation email is sent to your gmail inbox. But, how can this work if the domain email you want to add to gmail is not currently "hosted", but IS currently just forwarded by the domain registrar to a non-gmail email host?

  7. Keren

    I have the same question as Gary. Can this work if you do not have a domain name with your small small business to host emails.. meaning that i do not have the email that i want to repply with as a registered email server somewhere yet i want to set up gmail to make it look like i do.

  8. Keren

    I have the same question as Gary. Can this work if you do not have a domain name with your small small business to host emails.. meaning that i do not have the email that i want to repply with as a registered email server somewhere yet i want to set up gmail to make it look like i do.

  9. Keren

    The custom ‘From:’ feature works only if you already own the alternate address as part of a separate

    wouldnt let me post the link where it comes from

  10. Keren

    The custom ‘From:’ feature works only if you already own the alternate address as part of a separate

    wouldnt let me post the link where it comes from

  11. Claudia

    Hi!
    I’ve been wondering if this even existed and it’s great to know it does! Thanks for the tutorial.
    But one question, I can send the emails, but can I receive them to my gmail as well?

    Thanks!
    Claudia

  12. Claudia

    Hi!
    I’ve been wondering if this even existed and it’s great to know it does! Thanks for the tutorial.
    But one question, I can send the emails, but can I receive them to my gmail as well?

    Thanks!
    Claudia

  13. Archana

    Hi,
    This article was written a while ago. is this feature still on …
    Thanks
    Archana

  14. Budda

    A very BIG thank you for this information. Been trying to get this work for over a day now by reading google online help (information overload !!!)

    Why can’t Google do what you did ? (K.I.S.S – Keep It Simple Stupid)

    Great video. 10/10.

    Budda

  15. Mark in Va Beach

    The video presumes you have another email against a domain you already own. That’s not going to be true for many small businesses. What I was hoping was that your video would show how to set up an alias that LOOKS like a domain name, but in reality is only an alias “public front end.”
    Anyone know how to do that?