Portmoni doesn’t provide email hosting, but if you buy a domain through Portmoni, or transfer your domain to Portmoni, then we can set up forwarding email addresses for your custom domain for free.

For example, if your custom domain is my-own-domain.com, we can set up a forwarder from info@my-own-domain.com to your-name@gmail.com. All emails sent to info@my-own-domain.com will then automatically arrive in your Gmail inbox.

Then, to send email from your custom domain address info@my-own-domain.com, you just need some additional configuration. Gmail allows to easily send emails using your own domain address.

 

To do that, just follow the steps below:

1.First, you need to set up an App Password for your Gmail account to allow you to use the Gmail SMTP servers. To do that, go to your Gmail account at https://myaccount.google.com/ or click your username or user icon in the upper right corner.

Gmail - App password for email - Step 1

2. Click “My Account” (sometimes labelled as “Google Account”)

3. In the Google account screen, click on “Security

Gmail - App password for email - Step 2

4. Navigate to the “Signing in to Google” section. First, if it is not yet done, you will need to enable 2-Step Verification.

Gmail - App password for email - Step 3

5. Once this is done, you will see the option “App passwords”. Click on “App passwords“. You may be asked to re-enter your password at this point.

Gmail - App password for email - Step 4

6. In the App passwords box, select Mail for the app, select Other for the device.

Gmail - App password for email - Step 5

7. Enter the name of your domain for the “other” device, and click Generate.

Gmail - App password for email - Step 6

8. The Generated app password box will display a 16-character password. Copy this password. You will need it in the next steps.

Gmail - App password for email - Step 7

9. Return to your Gmail screen.

10. In Gmail, under “Settings > Accounts and Import > Send mail as“, click “Add another email address“.

Send email from custom domain - Gmail settings

11. In the “Name” field, enter the name that you want your email to be seen as “From” (e.g. Your Name).

Send email from custom domain - Add another email that you own - Step 1

12. In the “Email address” field, enter the email address with the custom domain you used above (e.g. info@my-own-domain.com)

13. Click “Next Step” to proceed

14. In the “SMTP Server” field, enter smtp.gmail.com, and leave the port as 587

Gmail - App password for email - Step 8

15. In the “Username” field, enter your own Gmail email address (the one you are logged in as).

16. In the “Password” field, paste the generated app password you copied in Step 8.

17. Leave the radio button checked to “Secured connection using TLS”.

18. Click “Add Account” to proceed. If you see an error message, check to make sure you have entered the SMTP server, Port, Username, and Password correctly.

19. Open a new tab to Gmail and wait for your verification email to arrive (you will receive a verification code that confirms you are the owner of the email address you are attempting to “Send Mail As”).

Send email from custom domain - Gmail confirmation email

20. Once it arrives, copy and paste the verification code at the prompt you received in the previous step.

21. Once you’ve done that, go back to the email and click the link to “Confirm the request“. You need to do this step and the previous step for the email to be correctly configured.

22. Done!

23. Now, when you compose a new message, in the ‘From’ field you can chose  from which address you would like the email to be sent. When you send mail from your Gmail account, just click the triangle next to your From address to choose to send the message from the account you added.

Send email from custom domain - Select your From email

 

Congratulations!