Here is a simple quick start guide to how we provide email.
What is a forwarder?
Email forwarding allows you to direct incoming messages from one email address to another email address. When an email message is sent to an email forwarder (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org), our mail servers redirect the message to the email address you specify (e.g. email@example.com).
We will set up a forwarder for you, so all you will need to do is set up a filter in your Gmail (for example), inbox to show which emails are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also want to send emails using email@example.com.
To do this we recommend using Gmail, as the service is very reliable and trouble free.
Open an account with Gmail and get yourself a basic Gmail address, which can be firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have done this, follow these steps:
- Click on the gear icon on the top right of the page, then click on Settings
- Click on the Accounts and Import tab
- Look for ‘Send mail as’ then click on ‘Add another email address that you own’
- On the pop-up window, type in the following:
- Name: Your Name
- Email address: email@example.com
- Uncheck ‘Treat as an alias’
- Click on ‘Next Step’
- On the next screen, use these settings:
SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
Username: firstname.lastname@example.org (Your Gmail email address)
Password: Your Gmail password
Choose: Secured connection using TLS
- Click on ‘Add Account
- The next window will ask for a confirmation code. Go back to your Gmail inbox (which will be open in another window). A message from the Gmail Team will be there. Open the email and click on the link to confirm. Alternatively, you can copy the confirmation code. If you click on the link, skip step 10.
- Paste the confirmation code on the other window then click on ‘Verify’
- Go back to Settings -> Accounts and Import. The new email address (email@example.com) will already be there.
- To make sure that you don’t accidentally reply using your Gmail address when replying to an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, look for ‘When replying to a message’ and choose this option: ‘Reply from the same address to which the message was sent’
Optional: Click on ‘make default’ to the right of email@example.com so that all future emails will be automatically sent from that email address.
When you compose a new email, you will now notice that you have an option to change the ‘From email address’.