How to use Gmail for your Godaddy email

How to use gmail for your Godaddy email for free?

I would say 7 out of 10 of our clients pay too much for hosting when they first come to us. If their website does not require to host so many files (talking about thousands and thousands of files) videos, pictures, etc… there is no reason for them to pay more than $10/month for their hosting! So we usually direct them to Godaddy because we like their customer service, we like their price, and frankly speaking, our job is not hosting, so overcharge our clients for products they could get on their own is not our policy…! Beware of webdesign companies offering you to host your website – why would you? All they really do is make you pay more for what providers like Godaddy provides them.

Anyway, since a lot of our clients are set up on Godaddy now, we had to find a better way for them to check, read and write their emails than the good old webmail secureserver.net. GOOD NEWS! You can set up your Godaddy email on your gmail account and use gmail for your Godaddy email to receive and reply with a very quick and easy process.

Ok so depending on the type of gmail you have, you will either use scenario 1 or scenario 2.

– Scenario 1 is if you are using gmail apps for business: meaning you log in to your gmail with an email address like “username@yourdomain.com”, not @gmail.com.
– Scenario 2 is for traditional gmail: you are using your  Gmail “username” to login to gmail.

Use gmail for your godaddy email:

Scenario 1:

Here is how to do it:

  1. Log into Gmail : www.gmail.com
  2. Top right corner, click on the gear
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Click on the Accounts and Import Tab
  5. Scroll down where it says “Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)” and click on “Add a POP3 mail account you own”
  6. A pop up will appear, enter your email address “youremail@yourdomain.com” and click on Next Step
  7. Under Username enter your email address “youremail@yourdomain.com”, enter the password you usually use for your email address on Godaddy webmail, leave the Pop Server and Port as is,  and check the “Label Incoming messages”, (Note: if you would like to keep a copy of your emails on your godaddy server, check the box “Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server.”) and finally click on Add Account.
  8. CONGRATULATIONS you have successfully added your GOdaddy email account to your gmail!
  9. Check the box “yes I want to be able to send email as…” and click on Next Step.
  10. The last step is to verify: click on “Send Verification”. Login one last time to your GoDaddy email account from Godaddy.com webmail application, and open the email from “gmail Team”. Click the verification link and you are all set!! ( You may or may not need to verify the account).
When you are all done, go back to your inbox, and scroll down to see the folders on the left under “Compose”, “Inbox”, etc… scroll down and you will see a folder with the name of the email you just added. It will take a little bit of time to get the emails to show up, but be patient!
Also, if you click on “Compose” and start writing in the “To” field, an arrow will show up in the “from” field and you will be able to choose what email account you want to write this email from.

OK one more last step to make your life easier: go back to the settings on Gmail and under “send  mail as”, see where it says “When replying to a message”? Choose the option “Reply from the same address the message was sent to”. That way you won’t have to choose from which email you want to respond from!

 

Scenario 2:

Here is how to do it:

  1. Log into Gmail : www.gmail.com
  2. Top right corner, click on the gear
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Click on the Accounts and Import Tab
  5. Scroll down where it says “Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)” and click on “Add a POP3 mail account you own”
  6. A pop up will appear, enter your email address “youremail@yourdomain.com” and click on Next Step
  7. Under Username enter your email address “youremail@yourdomain.com”, enter the password you usually use for your email address on Godaddy webmail,
    Pop Server: pop.secureserver.net and Port: 995, check the box “always use SSL” and check the “Label Incoming messages”, (Note: if you would like to keep a copy of your emails on your Godaddy server, check the box “Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server.”) and finally click on Add Account.
  8. Check the box “yes I want to be able to send email as…” and click on Next Step.
  9. Enter the name you wish to show up when sending an email (leave the box treat as Alias checked) and click on next step
  10. SMTP settings: SMTP server should be smtpout.secureserver.net – the port should be 465
    Enter your username youremail@yourdomain.com, enter your password  and click on add account.
  11. The last step is to verify: They will email you a confirmation code. Login one last time to your GoDaddy email account from Godaddy.com webmail application, and open the email from “gmail Team”. Copy and paste the number and click on “verify”. You are all set!
When you are all done, go back to your inbox, and scroll down to see the folders on the left under “Compose”, “Inbox”, etc… scroll down and you will see a folder with the name of the email you just added. It will take a little bit of time to get the emails to show up, but be patient!
Also, if you click on “Compose” and start writing in the “To” field, an arrow will show up in the “from” field and you will be able to choose what email account you want to write this email from.

OK one more last step to make your life easier: go back to the settings on Gmail and under “send  mail as”, see where it says “When replying to a message”? Choose the option “Reply from the same address the message was sent to”. That way you won’t have to choose from which email you want to respond from!

Hope this helps! Please let us know below if you were able to set it up and share the love!

 

Have Brand Revive Troubleshoot for you: if you follow carefully the instructions above you should be able to set it up, but if you run into any errors and would like us to do it for you, we charge a flat fee of $50 to do it for you.

We are not able to help you or give you advice without checking your Gmail and Godaddy settings. Many of you are asking us to help them out so that is why we decided to create this option to pay us to set it up for you. It takes time and every situation is different so we cannot have our team look into your accounts without paying the fee, we did it too many times and it just takes too long to offer this service for free!

Click below, send us your payment, and fill out the form on the next page and we will have one of our Project Managers set it up for you! If we cannot make it work, we will refund your money!

 

 

Comments (70)

  • Sweet!! I just followed your directions and set it up I am so happy you guys made my day! The Godaddy email platform is terrible.. Thanks it really helps!

  • Cannot thank you enough!!!! Godaddy platform IS terrible. I looked all over this page for a “donate” button and could not find one…..I guess a very heartfelt THANK YOU will have to suffice for now.

  • I’m getting an error code when I try your instructions….

    Authentication failed. Please check your username/password.
    [Server response: 535 Authentication Failed for h****@c********neely.net code(535) ]

    help?

  • “Beware of webdesign companies offering you to host your website – why would you? All they really do is make you pay more for what providers like Godaddy provides them.”

    I completely disagree. Most websites these days are built on a robust content management system. These pieces of software should be updated regularly to ensure security and meet up-to-date compliancy/standards. Some also require a specific set of resources to optimize speed/functionality.

    This is the type of routine maintenance and added value that many professional web design companies offer as part of their hosting packages.

    So there’s a lot more to hosting then many people think.

    My 2 cents.

    Thanks

    • Hello JM!

      Maintaining a site and updating content management systems is not hosting, It’s maintenance. The point we are trying to make is for a simple small site you shouldn’t be paying more than $10 a month in hosting. GoDaddy’s economic hosting package is more than enough to handle a basic WordPress installation. They also have remarkable customer support, so if anything goes wrong they can help you fix issues.

      We are not saying you shouldn’t have monthly support from your web developer to update systems, and make changes to the CMS when security issues arise, we are merely saying that the server space and hosting is way cheaper with GoDaddy.

      Thanks for your 2 cents!

  • I too am getting an authentication failed error:

    Authentication failed. Please check your username/password.
    [Server response: 535 Authentication Failed for ****@discoun*********.com code(535) ]

    I have tried everything from changing my password, clearing cache/cookies/etc, restarting browser, using 2 different browsers including Firefox.

    I successfully set gmail up to check my godaddy hosted email via pop using my login credentials, but have not been able to setup gmail to send as my godaddy email address using smtp because of this authentication failed error.

    Please help. Thank you.

  • This worked perfect – once i realized that the address you were referring to is the EXACT address that should be put into the box.. not the auto filled in address Google had in the box. I am not sure if I goofed this detail because I was skim reading or if that that detail is not clearly stated.

    But when I finally – after like 20 tries over a week – decided to exactly use the address above – it was like magic.

    So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

  • Thank you so much guys! I paid the $50 because I couldn’t figure out how to set it up myself! The day after their team had set up everything perfectly! Goddbye GoDaddy platform I won’t miss you! You guys rock!

  • Hey guys! We are getting a lot of emails and comments about errors, same as Justin, etc.. please click on the pay button and email us at info@brandrevive.com with your logins to gmail and GoDaddy and we’ll do it for you, we just can’t respond to everybody for specific cases, it will work but we have to get into your emails and set it up for you if it doesn’t work with the instructions in the blog post.
    Thanks!

  • I was having problems with my GoDaddy so did just this a year ago. Now GoDaddy is contacting me saying it’s time for renewal but i’m not sure if i still have to pay them if the email address is now set up with gmail? Do you know? Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Amanda,

      Yes you still have to pay GoDaddy since gmail is just a platform you are using to get your emails from GoDaddy. It is pretty much like getting them through Outlook, you still need to have your emails through GoDaddy.
      Hope it helps!

  • I’m having the same issue as Christine and it’s driving my crazzzyyyyy.
    The POP forwarding works fine, but once I get to the send as alias SMTP server part, it never works.

    Authentication failed. Please check your username/password.
    [Server response: 535 Authentication Failed for contact@annmur.com code(535) ]

    I’d reallyyy appreciate your help!

    • Dear Ann,
      In order to help you we would need to get into your accounts – Gmail and GoDaddy to adjust settings – every situation is different we cannot help without testing your accounts. This is why we decided to offer that as a service because we cannot help everybody it takes time to setup and troubleshoot. Please click on the pay button and send us payment we will have a project manager assigned to your account and set it up for you.

      Thanks !

    • Dear Alex,
      Same as for Ann above, we need to troubleshoot your accounts if you are not able to set it up following the steps on our tutorial. We do it for a lot of people and it takes time to identify the problem which is why we ask you to pay a low fee for our time.
      Thanks!

  • I’m getting the same authentication failure message as the users above. Does anyone have any solutions? My credentials are correct, I’ve been trying for an hour now.

  • HI, I am also having the same problem as Christine. Tech support said I cannot do it because the webmail account I have setup with GoDaddy is through the control panel. Do you have suggestions?

    • Hi Meredit, what Tech support are you talking about? GoDaddy? I am not sure I understand their reason as to why you can’t do it. We can certainly help you out and look into your settings if you’d like to pay for this service. Thanks

  • Thank You, this was helpful.

    I was confused at the beginning. I use corporate gmail with another account and was trying add a GoDaddy email unrelated to my corporate gmail. This did not work using Scenario 1. I used Scenario 2 and it worked.

    • Hi Jen,
      Your email will not work without GoDaddy but I believe they give you email accounts for free with hosting.. I would give them a call and see if they can do something for you.

    • Of course it will. You have Google Apps, and not a regular Gmail address, you must go at GoDaddy, manage your domain name, and change the MX records as given by Google so that they become you mail server. GoDaddy will then only be what they really are: you domain registrar 🙂

  • Hi,

    Thanks for the tutorial. It was much better than watching a long video. 😉

    I would also like to create email accounts for addon domains on my shared hosting account. Do you have a tutorial for that as well?

  • I get the error.

    your other email provider is responding to slowly. Please try again later, or contact administrator of your other domain for further information.

    Please HELP!

  • When I bought my domain from Godaddy I opted in to the Office 365 but I hated the interface and preferred gmail. It took me 2 hours and 3 different support people but someone there finally showed me how to get Godaddy webmail set up. It’s not something they advertise or market because it’s free. It is still around and available though.
    Anyhow, once I got that set up, I was able to follow the directions above for POP3. They worked exactly as written in this article. Thanks!

  • I am trying to use your Scenario 1 and keep getting the same error code. I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong and I’ve been trying to figure it out for the last three hours. I try the login with and without the company domain.com at the end. I keep getting this error message…
    Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.
    Server returned error: “[AUTH] Authentication failed.”

    PLEASE HELP!

  • This was a great article. It should be noted however if using Step 2, be sure to check your mail settings in your account for your domain/hosting provider (i.e, Godaddy). You may have to specifically conform your incoming/outgoing server credentials listed there versus what is listed in this article – it took me some time to realize that after repeatedly getting error messages upon entering information specific to the steps listed in this article. Again – good stuff!

  • “Your other email provider is responding too slowly. Please try again later, or contact the administrator of your other domain for further information.”

    I receive this error

  • Hi!

    I have a domain with godaddy but dont know how to set up my email with them.

    Do i need to do that first before I try to connect to gmail?

    https://dcc.godaddy.com/manage/“xxxxxxxxxx.com”/setup leads me to a page that has three options:
    1) Build a site – not what I want to do
    2) Setup an Email Account – what I want to do
    3) Connect to an existing site – I’ve already forwarded my domain to another landing page

    So i click on #2 Setup an Email Account

    https://dcc.godaddy.com/manage/“xxxxxxxxxx.com”/setup/email/o365

    I see professional email – and there are pricing options for 1 or 2 yrs “create a customized email address that includes your domain name.”

    I also see a hyperlink for “I want to use a different email solution”

    Since I dont want to use godaddy for my email and set it up for gmail – I thought I should click that hyperlink…

    Doing so puts me on this page… https://dcc.godaddy.com/manage/“xxxxxxxxxx.com”/setup/email/OtherEmail/complete

    To use “xxxxxxxxxx.com” with your email account:

    Update your domain’s DNS zone file here. First, get your MX record values from your email provider.
    Add new MX records using the “Adding or Editing MX Records” section of the support article Managing DNS for Your Domain Names.

    …So i did that – using the info I found on https://support.google.com/a/answer/174125?hl=en

    and then updated my MX records

    but how do I get the address to be set up? Like how do i follow the steps on this tutorial without having an email/password set up from the onset?

    Or do i just go back to the pay for 1 yr/2 yr option with godaddy? and if i do am i now stuck to whatever low storage godaddy offers for the basic account??

    Sorry I’m sure I am lightyears behind anyone on this page – but I searched and your tutorial came up first on google and I noticed that you guys respond to comments – so hopefully you can help me resolve this as I need a professional email setup ASAP

    but I only want to access all my emails from my one account at gmail…

  • Thank you for these easy steps! This is just what I needed!

    Im wondering if you can help me though. I cannot seem to get all of my past emails to come through? Do you know how to set that up?

    Thank you again

  • Hello,

    Please assit!

    I have followed your instructions and done this over and over again and keep getting the same error message:

    Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.

    I only have one email and one password but it keeps telling me it’s incorrect – which just doesn’t make sense.

    I created a Godaddy email, it linked it to outlook, and now I am trying to link it to a gmail account.

    Thanks for your help!

  • I’ve changed both my email and Godaddy passwords but it doesn’t work, I keep getting the same error.
    “Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.”

    Can anyone advise please?

  • Thank you! I like GoDaddy for a lot of reasons, but their online “Help” resource is absolutely not one of them.

    FWIW, I had set up two email accounts the same day – one on a domain with privacy, one without. The one without privacy set up in Gmail perfectly with Scenario 1, and I managed that on my own a year ago. Today I finally went back to stab at the other on the domain with privacy and found your article. Scenario 2 was the key!

  • Hi, thanks for the instructions, it worked straight away and am grateful for your help.

    I was wondering whether when you delete the emails from your Godaddy Email does it also get deleted from your gmail?

  • Does using the external email account as the From: work in macOS/iOS Mail app? I love Gmail because emails actually push to Apple devices (either through IMAP or whatever method Apple uses to contact Gmail) unlike the standard WorkSpace servers. This would be a great workaround for trying to get IMAP via Exchange; I’m tired of refreshing my email all day for work!

  • I’ve changed both my email and Godaddy passwords but it doesn’t work, I keep getting the same error.
    “Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.”
    Can anyone advise please?

  • SOLVED! I kept getting the error message “Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.” and details “Server returned error: “[AUTH] Authentication failed.” I needed to enter my GoDaddy EMAIL pw and EMAIL server info, NOT the general GoDaddy account info. So i logged into GoDaddy Office 365 (which is what GoDaddy email uses), and found the right settings there (different pw and servers than regular GoDaddy account). The info is here in O365: gear icon –> settings –> mail –> POP and IMAP, or
    https://outlook.office365.com/owa/?path=/options/popandimap.

    • In fact I had a small problem, I am getting send and receive emails, however gmail was not able to authenticate my messages, soon my email is being received as spam! How can I solve this ?! Thks

  • Hello, is there a way of transferring the domains over from GoDaddy to gmail for good so we don’t need to deal with them anymore or is this not possible? Thank you!

  • Before I try this, I’d like to know if it changes how I access my GoDaddy email from my iPhone and/or iPad.

    I currently have two mail accounts on my iPhone: my Gmail (Traditional, as in ‘Scenario 2’ above) and my GoDaddy. After merging my GoDaddy email into my Gmail email platform as described above, how would I receive my GoDaddy email on my phone? Would it be delivered into my iPhone’s Gmail Account? Could I delete the GoDaddy email account from my iPhone? What about sending? If I delete my GoDaddy email account on my phone, can I still send from my GoDaddy email address via my newly merged Gmail/GoDaddy email account on my iPhone?
    Thanks!

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