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Add an Email Address to Your Gmail – Send email from your own URL!

I have always thought that sending professional emails from a gmail address was, well, unprofessional looking, right? I mean, they’re generic, and it’s just way more fun and, of course, professional, to send emails from your company email. Therefore, in this article, I’m going to show you how to add an email address to your gmail so that your emails will show as coming from your company url address.

Why not just use the company email that comes with your url? I will speak for myself here, but I just love the gmail platform so much more than the platform that comes with my url email. I think gmail is super easy to use, I can have a bunch of gmails on my phone, and I’m very familiar with it. I’ve been using gmail for most of my life. I’m sure many of you out there would prefer to use your gmail account rather than your new company email service.

The process step-by-step

I am going to use a specific example to share with you how to do this.  

In this examle, I will use the gmail address and make it so I can use my company email that I host through the Wealthy Affiliate platform.


Now, let’s go over the steps to setting up your website email so you can use it from your existing gmail account:

Step 1 - Go to your Gmail Settings Icon

Add an email address to your gmail

Step 2 - Choose Accounts and Import

Add an email address to your gmail

Step 3 - Click on Add Another Email address

Step 4 - Add your email address here

Once you click “Add another email address,” a window will pop up which prompts you to put in your name and the email address you want to add to your gmail.  Click ‘Next Step.”

Step 5 - Head over to Wealthy Affiliate

While that loads, head over to your Wealthy Affiliate Account and click on the Websites tab on the Dashboard.

Add an email address to your gmail

Step 6 - Click on Site Manager

Add an email address to your gmail

Step 7 - Click on Site Email

Add an email address to your gmail

Step 8 - Choose your preferred email address

In this example, I have chosen the  (As you an see, I am already having all mail from this address forwarded to my Gmail.)

Click on the SMTP Settings:

Add an email address to your gmail
Add an email address to your gmail

Step 9 - Head back over to your gmail account

Enter the information where indicated, choose Secured Connection using TLS and click “Add Account.”

Add an email address to your gmail

Step 10 - Check your gmail for a confirmation

Go to your gmail account and grab the confirmation code and enter it where prompted:

Add an email address to your gmail

Once you click “Verify,” you’ll be rompted to click “Confirm.”

Step 11 - Let's test our email!

Head on over to your gmail account and let’s test to see if we can send our email from our email!

Click on he “Compose” button:

Next to the From area, you’ll see your gmail address and a little down arrow next to it.  Just click on it:

Add an email address to your gmail

Choose your company email and now when you send your email out, it will show your company email address and not your gmail address!


As you can see here, we have success!

My email shows as coming from instead of

Add an email address to your gmail

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  1. Only if you know how I’ve always wished I could do this, I use to think one will have to do some complex stuff or subscribe to a platform to get a company email, I never knew it was this simple (though I didn’t do much research on it until now). There are some benefits attached to having a company email. It always make you look professional.

    Thanks for this post Babs.

    1. You got it, Jordan!  I’m so glad I was able to help you!  It’s super simple.  Let me know if you have any questions.  ~ Babs

  2. Thank you very much for your post. It is useful information for me. I have my company’s email, but seldom use it since most of my emails including business emails are in my gmail account.

    Your article gives a very detailed instruction on how to set up business email within gmail account. Is it free to use such system?

    I bookmarked your webpage and will come back to set up my business email within my gmail account.

    It is very kind of you sharing this useful and powerful tool with us. With this, my emails will be professional.

  3. Thank you Babs for a wonderful tutorial. I’ve been a Wealthy Affiliate member for three years and I didn’t know about this feature. Thank you so much and plan on setting my email up right away. I follow you on Wealthy Affiliate and all of your social media as well. Keep up the great tutorials. I saved your website for future reference.

    Thanks again Babs,


    1. Oooh, you’re like a fan, lol!  I do love that, Jack.  Thank you so much, and I’m so glad I could be of help!  ~ Babs

  4. Hi Babs. That’s incredible. I had know idea you could do this, and you made it look so easy. Using a professional looking email address is important when you are running a business, be it online or offline. I have a gmail mail account so I’m about to go over to it and see if I can construct a new, great looking, business email for myself. I might have to print the instruction pages from you blog as I’m a bit slow with these things. Thank you for this information, I can’t get over just how much I still have to learn in life  Jim

    1. What I do is split my screen on my computer.  I put the instructions on one side and the sites I’m working on on the other side.  It works great.  I do have a 17 inch computer, which makes it super easy, but you can do it with any sized computer.  ~ Babs

  5. Your post was very helpful. I agree, sending an email through gmail, is not the most professional looking. Thank you helping me learn how to set up my gmail to send emails with my business email. 

    When you are working, you tend to get busy, and didn’t always think about the small things that will make your business more professional. This was very helpful and informative and the steps were easy to follow.

    1. That was my goal, Myrna, and I’m glad I was successful.  I know, myself, that step-by-step directions help me to implement important steps, so I’m glad I was able to share this in a way you can follow!  Thank you for stopping by and taking your time to comment!  ~ Babs

  6. I have also always believed that an email from gmail or yahoo does not look professional especially if your message is talking about business.

    I am surprised that a gmail account can transform to my url account. I guess I still have a lot to learn regarding my digital business.

    I have bookmarked this page as I want to set up my email address for professional use. It does not look complicated from your explanation.  

    Thank you for this step by step tutorial. Very helpful.

  7. I have tried doing it but when you said to go back to Gmail to check my confirmation no. it didn’t appear. There was nothing. I tried again and again but I didn’t receive my confirmation code from my Gmail. I hope you could send me an answer to this in my email. It must be wonderful if you could help with this as I really want to have my email. Thank you in advance.

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