Posted on July 15, 2016

Do you have a POP3, "@yourdomain" email account, such as john@somecompany.com?

It can be really frustrating to manage your Gmail account - and then manage your POP3 email account in a different email client, such as Microsoft Outlook, for example. Doing this on multiple devices multiplies the problem - as well as the wasted time and frustration.

Imagine being able to manage all your email in one place!

Many of us have a Gmail account - but not everyone knows that you can send and receive your POP3 email through the Gmail interface.

So here's a quick and easy tutorial on how to set up your POP3 @yourdomain email account in Gmail.

Start by opening your Gmail account. Click on the gear icon in the upper-right hand corner. Click on Settings in the menu that drops down, as shown below.


In the next window, Settings, click on the Accounts and Import menu item, as shown below.


In the Accounts and Import menu item, click on Add a POP3 mail account you own, as shown below.


A yellow box pops up. Enter your POP3, @yourdomain Email Address as shown in the example below. Click Next Step.

For the next set of entries you will need some input from your web host. If you are hosting with us, your Username is just your email address with the + sign replacing the @ sign. Other hosts might just require the part of your email that comes before the @ sign.

You will then enter your Password, and after that your (incoming) POP Server. If you are hosting with us, it's server.vanhove.com. If you are hosting elsewhere, you will need to ask your web host. If you are hosting with us, Port 110 works fine.

Click on Add Account, and your incoming mail is set up!

In most cases, you will also want to send from your account, so you will need to select that option as shown below. Then click Next Step.

In the next box, for Name, enter whatever you want your recipients' to see next to your email address. It will be shown on email you send. Your own name might be a good choice, but it can be whatever you want. Then click Next Step.

In the next box, enter your (outgoing) SMTP Server as server.vanhove.com if you are hosting with us. If you are hosting elsewhere you will need to ask your web host. 

Again, enter your Username and Password. If you are hosting with us, your Username is just your email address with the + sign replacing the @ sign. 

If you are hosting with us, Port 587 works fine.

Click Add Account.

To make sure you are legit, Google will send you and email for confirmation. You have two choices. You can click on the Confirmation Link in the email, or you can enter the Verification Code in the email you receive in the box provided and click Verify as shown below.

Well, that's it! You should send and recieve test emails to make sure you have it all set up correctly.

When you send an email through Gmail, you will now have the option to select which account you are sending from.

Hopefully this will help you manage your email. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to ask, we are always here to help!